First Division - Day 15

Osasuna 1 - Mallorca 0

Osasuna: Ricardo; Javier Flaño, Cruchaga, Miguel Flaño, Clavero; Valdo (Marcelo Sosa 89'), Puñal, Muñoz, Moha (Delporte 85'); Milosevic, Webó (David López 72'). 4-4-2.
Mallorca: Prats; Campano, Iuliano, Fernando Navarro, Maciel (Peralta 79'); Pereyra, Farinos (Okubo 65'); Jonas Gutiérrez, Arango, Tuni; Víctor (Choutos 82'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Osasuna: Ricardo, Muñoz for Elía, Raúl García / Mallorca: Campano for David Cortés.

1-0. 05. Webó. Intercepted bad clearance and ran on to lift ball past keeper.

Osasuna threw down the gauntlet to leaders Barcelona with a 1-0 win over Mallorca, taking them momentarily above Frank Rijkaard's side pending their match later on Sunday evening. Barça's victory meant they eventually ended the weekend in second place, but they remain level on points with last season's champions, and equalled their club record from the 1983/4 season of eight home wins in a row.

Mallorca had never won in the Sadar stadium whilst in the first division, and they went behind in only the fifth minute when Webó took advantage of a bad clearance from Prats in the fifth minute to lob the keeper and score. After that though they had the better chances, Arango unable to beat Ricardo when free in front of goal and then going close with a couple of headers later in the half.

Valdo could have increased the lead when Prats touched his shot onto the post just two minutes after the restart, but once again Ricardo had to be at his best to keep out Arango a few minutes later. After that though the locals shut up shop, and held on comfortably for another important win.

Coach Javier Aguirre wasn't to be drawn into triumphalism though, and his only comment was that they still needed eight points to be sure of staying up. Mallorca drop back down the table again to fifteenth, and to make matters worse, substitute Okubo was shown the red card at the end, referee Iturralde González saying the Japanese forward insulted him after he blew the final whistle with the visitors about to take a corner.