First Division - Day 20

Las Palmas 3 - Mallorca 1

Las Palmas: Nacho González; Angel, Olías, Schurrer, Paqui; Josico (Jayo 65'), Samways; Edu Alonso (Carmelo 58'), Jorge, Pablo Lago; Tevenet (Rubén 71'). 4-2-3-1.
Mallorca: Leo Franco; Campano, Olaizola, Engonga, Fernando Niño (Losada 70'), Miguel Soler; Novo, Paco Soler (Ibagaza 46', Robles 78'), Marcos; Paunovic; Luque. 5-3-1-1.

Team changes: Las Palmas: No change / Mallorca: Paco Soler for Nadal.

1-0. 26. Josico. Headed down into net from Samways' corner.
1-1. 73. Luque. Header low into net following cross from Losada.
2-1. 89. Schurrer. Headed over Leo Franco from Samways free kick.
3-1. 95. Nacho González (penalty). After Olaizola ruled to have handled ball.

Controversy at the end of the game between Las Palmas and Mallorca, which the home side won 3-1. With the scores level in the final minute of normal time, Schurrer headed the ball in to the net for the home side. At first referee Daudén Ibáñez disallowed the goal for the positional offside of Paqui, but after a rain of objects fell on the pitch and continual protests from the Las Palmas players, he consulted his linesman and gave the goal. Then three minutes in to injury time he awarded a rigorous penalty to the Canary Islanders after the ball hit Olaizola's arm in the area, and their goalkeeper Nacho González stepped up to take the resulting penalty and score his second of the season.

Earlier in the first half Josico had put the home side in front with a header from a Samways corner. That was all there was of interest though in a first 45 minutes where both keepers were mere bystanders. The introduction of Ibagaza in the second half for the visitors gave them some life, but the man who inspired their great season last year has been unlucky with injuries in this campaign, and he had to go off before the end after hurting himself once again. Before he left though Mallorca had levelled the scores, new signing Losada (another who has had serious injury problems) coming on and almost immediately crossing for Luque to head home his ninth of the season. But then Daudén made his mark and Mallorca fell to another defeat, slipping back down once again ino the relegation spots. Las Palmas move up into the top half of the table, one of the most on form teams of the moment having gone six games now without defeat.