First Division - Day 32

Mallorca 0 - Valencia 0

Mallorca: Moya; David Cortés, Iuliano, Ballesteros, Poli; Farinos, Felipe Melo (Jorge López 83'); Campano, Víctor, Tuni (Okubo 88'); Luis García. 4-2-3-1.
Valencia: Cañizares; Sissoko, Caneira, Ayala (Moretti 46'), Carboni; Marchena, Albelda; Angulo, Mista, Fabio Aurelio (Corradi 80'); Di Vaio (Xisco 57'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Mallorca: Iuliano, Ballesteros, Felipe Melo, Campano, Víctor for Ramís, De los Santos, Pereyra, Jorge López, Correa / Valencia: Caneira, Albelda, Angulo, Fabio Aurelio for Santacruz, Fiore, Rufete, Aimar.

Goals: None.

With their direct rivals all failing to win, Valencia could have moved back up to the European spots had they beaten struggling Mallorca. However they were unable to get past a confident Moyà, and had to settle for a 0-0 draw in the end which leaves them in seventh spot. Coach Antonio López's plans suffered a set back when Aimar injured himself in the pre-match warm up and had to be replaced by Fabio Aurelio. On the other bench Héctor Cúper was already thinking about a possible season in the second division, and gave a run out to youth international Víctor.

Víctor was in action early on when his shot was blocked by a defender, but the locals came close to scoring when Cañizares misread a cross and from Tuni and turned it on to the bar. Fabio Aurelio could have put his side ahead soon afterwards when Moyà punched away his header from Angulo's free kick, but Cañizares had to stop another effort from Víctor to keep the scores level at the break.

Valencia's injury list grew again when Ayala was carried off just before half time, and López had to replace him with Moretti. Neither defence had much work after the restart though, the best chances falling to the visitors, Di Vaio shooting in to the side netting before being substituted by Xisco (much to the Italian's disgust), and Moyà keeping out effort from Angulo, Xisco and others. The Islanders had recorded a clean sheet in the San Moix stadium for the first time this season, but the point was little use to them and they ended the weekend now nine points adrift of safety.