First Division - Day 27

Mallorca 0 - Sevilla 4

Mallorca: Roa; Olaizola, Nadal, Siviero, Miguel Soler; Marcos, Paco Soler (Campano 64'); Losada (Carlos 64'), Eto'o, Ibagaza (Paunovic 77'); Luque. 4-2-3-1.
Notario; Njegus, Javi Navarro, Pablo Alfaro, David; Gallardo, Torrado (Francisco 46'), Casquero, Fredi; Olivera (Luis Gil 80'), Moisés (Víctor Salas 80'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Mallorca: Paco Soler, Eto'o for Campano, Engonga / Sevilla: Torrado for Víctor Salas.

0-1. 03. Moisés following up after Roa parried Gallardo's shot from right.
0-2. 47. Olivera. Took through ball and shot low across Roa into bottom corner.
0-3. 63. Moisés. From close range after Roa failed to hold on to Casquero shot.
0-4. 70. Casquero. Ran through and hit strong shot through keeper's hands.

Sevilla kept up their push for a place in Europe after a crushing 0-4 victory over Mallorca. As with his neighbour Juande Ramos at Betis, Joaquín Caparrós has put together a young, attractive side, and the four goals in this match makes them the second highest scoring side in the league behind Real Madrid. With Reyes still not recovered Olivera kept his place in the starting line up, and the manager preferred to include Mexico's captain Torrado in a slightly more defensive line up for this away match. There was nothing defensive about their start however, taking the lead in the third minute through the ever attentive Moisés who leapt at the ball after Roa could only push away Gallardo's shot. Roa kept them at bay for the rest of the first half, saving from Fredi, Casquero and Olivera, and Fredi hit the bar with another shot.

Mallorca's whereabouts all this time was a bit of a mystery. Sergio Kresic had lined up with his strongest side, including Eto'o and Ibagaza in a four man attack. However apart from a brief flurry by Eto'o early on they were allowing themselves to be totally dominated by a team who were a division lower than them last season. Things got worse after the restart though, with Olivera crashing another shot against the bar and then extending the visitors lead after finding a huge gap at the back. Ibagaza did hit the post with a free kick, but Moisés got another goal, his thirteenth of the season, after Roa failed to hold on to Casquero's shot. A desperate Kresic made two changes, but his side had given up and Casquero drove a shot right through Roa's flailing arms for the fourth a few minutes later. Sevilla stay in tenth but are now only four points off the European spots, and with high flying Real Madrid and Deportivo in the cup final, the UEFA spot usually reserved for the cup winner should go to the seventh placed side. Mallorca drop to next to bottom, level now on points with bottom club Tenerife, and Kresic's brief stay in the Balearic Isles may soon be coming to an end.