First Division - Day 2

Celta 3 - Mallorca 1

Celta: Cavallero; Velasco, Cáceres, Berizzo, Sylvinho; Vagner (José Ignacio 80'), Luccin; Jesuli, Mostovoi (Juanfran 86'), Gustavo López (Coudet 70'); Catanha. 4-2-3-1.
Mallorca: Leo Franco; Olaizola, Fernando Niño, Nadal, Poli; Lozano (Robles 79'), Marcos; Campano (Turu Flores 72'), Ibagaza, Riera (Novo 46'); Pandiani. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Celta: Jesuli, Catanha for Juanfran, McCarthy / Mallorca: Ibagaza for Novo.

1-0. 28. Catanha. Headed wide of keeper following free kick from Mostovoi.
2-0. 40. Jesuli. Bent long shot from left of goal over keeper and in off post.
2-1. 78. Fernando Niño. Headed home free kick from Ibagaza.
3-1. 84. Jesuli. Took long ball from Mostovoi and rounded keeper before scoring.

Celta are up with the leaders after beating struggling Mallorca 3-1. Catanha returned to the side after suspension and made his mark early on, heading a Mostovoi free kick past Leo Franco with virtually his first touch of the ball. Up to that point Mallorca had been the better team, driven on by Ibagaza who was returning to Gregorio Manzano's side after an injury kept him out of the first match. They were missing the suspended Eto'o up front though, and although Pandiani fought for everything, he was lacking that final touch which would have made the difference.

Five minutes before the interval Jesuli showed how it was done with a superb goal, a long shot from way out on the left which he bent over the head of Leo Franco and in to the net off the post. Manzano brought on Turu Flores in the second half to join Pandiani, and while the defence was watching them, Fernando Niño sneaked in to head Ibagaza's free kick past Cavallero.

But then it was that man Jesuli again who restored the two goal margin with a brilliant solo run five minutes from the end. Unfortunately though his celebrations earned him a second yellow card, leaving Celta a man short for the last few minutes. It didn't matter though, and. Mallorca now find themselves together with Espanyol, Recreativo and Athletic at the bottom of the table without a point to their name.