First Division - Day 11

Mallorca 1 - Celta 0

Mallorca: Prats; David Cortés, Iuliano, Tuzzio, Maciel; Pereyra, Doni; Jonas Gutiérrez, Arango (Choutos 70'), Tuni (Peralta 77'); Víctor (Okubo 60'). 4-2-3-1.
Celta: Pinto; Angel, Sergio, Contreras, Placente; Iriney, Borja Oubiña; Antonio Nuñez (Gustavo López 74'), Jorge (Lequi 59'), David Silva; Jesús Perera (Javi Guerrero 46'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Mallorca: Maciel, Pereyra for Fernando Navarro, Borja / Celta: Jorge for Gustavo López.

1-0. 47. Doni. Flicked ball over head of keeper side on from edge of area.

Mallorca moved out of the relegation spots after beating Celta 1-0, a result which takes a lot of pressure off local coach Héctor Cúper. Both sides had chances in the first half, Prats tipping an early effort from Jesús Perera for a corner and Víctor heading over at the other end a few minutes later. Iriiney headed another chance for the visitors over the bar, and Tuni tested Pinto in the visiting goal.

Things swung in Mallorca's favour though at the start of the second half, Doni getting what was to be the only goal of the game two minutes after the restart and Contreras getting himself sent off for a second bookable offence just five minutes later. After that the locals sat back to defend their precious lead, although Jonas Gutiérrez could have made it two when he hit the post late on. A relief though for the local fans, and the Islanders leapfrog Alavés and Espanyol, who are scheduled to play each other tomorrow.