First Division - Day 7

Mallorca 0 - Zaragoza 1

Mallorca: Miki; Campano (Biagini 85'), Olaizola, Nadal, Miguel Soler; Novo, Marcos, Riera (Paunovic 60'); Carlos, Eto'o, Luque. 4-3-3.
Zaragoza: Láinez; Cuartero, Pablo, Aguado, Esquerdinho; Aragón (Sundgren 70'), Chainho; Marcos Vales (Corona 70'), Garitano, Vellisca (Yordi 46'); Juanele. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Mallorca: Riera, Carlos, Eto'o for Fernando Niño, Engonga, Paunovic / Zaragoza: Cuartero, Chainho, Garitano, Juanele for Sundgren, José Ignacio, Jamelli, Yordi.

0-1. 80. Yordi. Ran on to long ball past Nadal and shot low past keeper.

Zaragoza could have put an end to Bernd Krauss's short career at Mallorca with an undeserved victory at the San Moix stadium. Krauss had been given an ultimatum by his board that the team's performances would have to improve after they dropped into the relegation zone, but they lost their third game in a row to end the day with only one point from their first three home matches. The German manager changed his formation to line up with three forwards, Eto'o getting a late reprieve from the disciplinary committee joining Luque and Carlos, with Riera making his first start in midfield.

For the first 80 minutes of the match Mallorca threw everything they could at their opponents, but Láinez was on his best form and kept out efforts from all and sundry. Paunovic hit the post a quarter of an hour from the end with a header, but five minutes later Yordi showed them how to do it with Zaragoza's first effort at goal, the young striker running on to a long ball from Paco which Nadal misjudged to drive the ball past Miki. It was daylight robbery (well floodlight robbery at least) but gave the Aragonés side another three points to take them up to the top half of the table. Sergio Kresic has been tipped to take over at Mallorca, and may do so before very long.