First Division - Day 15

Mallorca 1 - Valladolid 0

Mallorca: Leo Franco; David Cortés, Fernando Niño, Lussenhoff, Poli (Olaizola 77'); Colsa, Marcos, Correa (Jesús Perera 73'), Nené; Eto'o, Bruggink (Raúl Martín 54'). 4-4-2.
Valladolid: Bizzarri; Torres Gómez, Julio César, Jonathan, Marcos; Jesús, Sousa (Chema 74'); Fernando Sales, Oscar González, Zapata (Losada 74'); Makukula. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Mallorca: Fernando Niño, Bruggink for Olaizola, Campano / Valladolid: No change.

1-0. 15. Correa. Following up after keeper pushed out long shot from Nené.

Mallorca moved up to sixth spot after a 1-0 win over Valladolid, their fifth victory in a row since Luis Aragonés returned to manage the side. The veteran manager put out an attacking side, and all the more so when Campano injured himself in the pre-match warm up and Bruggink came in unexpectedly to the line up with Correa switching to the right. The move as it happened worked to perfection, the Uruguayan forward thereby finding himself in the perfect position to score the opening goal after Bizzarri pushed out Nené's shot on the quarter hour mark.

Their opponents were also on a roll though, having gone seven games without defeat before this one, and Oscar González and Makukula both came close to scoring as they pushed forward looking for the equaliser. But the best chance of the first half fell to Zapata, who saw his shot cleared off the line by Lussenhoff with Leo Franco beaten.

The Islanders sat even further back in the second half to defend their lead, and their well ordered defend prevented any real problems. And substitutes Raúl Martín and Jesús Perera could both have doubled the lead near the end had Bizzarri not been wide awake.