First Division - Day 31

Mallorca 0 - Zaragoza 2

Mallorca: Moya; David Cortés (Campano 68'), Ramís, De los Santos, Poli; Farinos, Pereyra; Jorge López, Correa (Okubo 46'), Tuni (Felipe Melo 75'); Luis García. 4-2-3-1.
Zaragoza: Luis García; Ponzio (Cuartero 81'), Alvaro, Milito, Aranzábal; Movilla, Zapater, Generelo (Oscar González 71'); Cani (David Villa 60'), Galletti, Savio. 4-3-3.

Team changes: Mallorca: De los Santos, Poli, for Iuliano, Ballesteros / Zaragoza: Ponzio, Zapater, Galletti for Cuartero, Oscar González, David Villa.

0-1. 56. Savio. Collected headed pass from Generelo and fired shot into top of net.
0-2. 85. David Villa. Pulled down long pass from Milito and turned shot past Moyà.

Mallorca appear to be doomed to relegation to the second division after losing 0-2 at home to Zaragoza, their seventh defeat in eight games leaving them ten points adrift of safety. Héctor Cúper's side couldn't find the route to goal in the first half, their best chances coming when Luis García saved a header from Ramis following a corner and then when Jorge López hit the bar. Víctor Muñoz had surprised everyone lining up without a recognised striker, but Galletti almost beat Moyà with an early header and Zapater fired a shot just wide of the post later in the first half.

Cúper brought on Okubo for Correa at the break, and the Japanese forward carved out a couple of chances. But ten minutes in to the second half Savio latched on to a headed pass from Generelo to open the scoring, and there was no way back. The visitors closed ranks, and with the home side throwing everything forward substitute David Villa collected a long pass from Milito to wrap things up.

By then many of the crowd had left the ground, and those remaining called for resignations from the dug-out and the directors' box. Club president Mateo Alemany is already planning for the drop, and wants Cúper to stay on with a reduced salary for next season. It remains to be seen whether the fans agree.