First Division - Day 30

Barcelona 1 - Mallorca 0

Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Zambrotta (Belletti 81'), Puyol, Thuram (Xavi 59'), Van Bronckhorst; Iniesta, Márquez, Deco; Giuly (Saviola 59'), Eto'o, Messi. 4-3-3.
Mallorca: Moyà; Héctor, Ballesteros, Nunes, Fernando Navarro; Basinas, Pereyra; Varela, Jonás Gutiérrez, Ibagaza (Jankovic 88'); Arango (Víctor 74'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Barça: Zambrotta, Van Bronckhorst, Eto'o for Oleguer, Xavi, Ronaldinho / Mallorca: Basinas, Varela for Jankovic, Víctor.

1-0. 89. Navarro (own goal) Deflected ball into net after Saviola shot came off post.

A last minute own goal by Fernando Navarro gave Barcelona a 1-0 victory over Mallorca, taking them four points above second placed Sevilla. Frank Rijkaard's side were missing Ronaldinho though, and although Márquez headed Deco's free kick against the post early on, they could have gone behind midway through the first half when Valdés gave away a penalty on Jonás Gutiérrez. The keeper guessed correctly though and saved Gutiérrez's spot kick, and then kept out an Arango free kick before the break.

Barça improved after the restart, Messi bringing a good save out of Moyà and Puyol having a clever back-heel flick blocked by the defence. With the clock running down though Rijkaard eventually turned to Saviola, and he could have scored soon after coming on had Moyà not saved at close range. Eto'o wasted a chance soon afterwards and Ibagaza shot wide at the other end, but with a minute to go Saviola's shot came back off the post and deflected back in to the net off the knees of Fernando Navarro. A lucky win, but it could be worth a third title in a row?