First Division - Day 2

Mallorca 2 - Zaragoza 0

Mallorca: Miki; David Cortés, Nadal, Fernando Niño, Poli; Campano, Colsa (Nagore 88'), Marcos, Toni González (Stankovic 74'); Eto'o, Bruggink (Jesús Perera 85'). 4-4-2.
Zaragoza: Lainez; Cuartero, Milito, Alvaro, Vellisca (Drulic 46'); Ponzio, David Pirri; Galletti, Soriano (Jesús 74'), Savio; David Villa (Yordi 74'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Mallorca: Miki, Campano for Leo Franco, Nagore / Zaragoza: Cuartero, Vellisca, David Pirri for Rebosio, Toledo, Cani.

1-0. 45. Bruggink. Picked up Eto'o pass on right of area and hit low shot into net.
2-0. 54. Eto'o (penalty). After referee ruled that Cuartero handled ball in area.

Mallorca picked up their first points of the season with a 2-0 win over newly promoted Zaragoza, thanks in part to the skill of Samuel Eto'o and in part to a bad refereeing decision. Looking for their first points of the season, the visitors started well, and only some good goalkeeping by Miki kept them at bay for most of the first half. The keeper was only playing as first choice Leo Franco was away on international duty, but he made crucial saves from David Villa and Galletti, and when he was beaten by Villa the post kept out his shot.

Up to then Mallorca's only effort came from the workmanlike Colsa, who is already showing that Ibagaza may not be missed. But a good run by Eto'o created space for his strike partner Bruggink to fire home his first league goal just before the break, and the home side were in front. Then ten minutes into the second half referee Puentes Leira gave them another helping hand, ruling that Cuartero had blocked a cross with his arm (which television pictures shows was not the case), and Eto'o stepped up to score his second penalty in a row. Zaragoza were beaten, and they now find themselves sharing last spot with Athletic Bilbao and Albacete. They shouldn't be there for too long though if they can start taking their chances.