First Division - Day 13

Sevilla 1 - Mallorca 2

Sevilla: Palop; Hinkel, Fazio, Dragutinovic, Adriano; Jesús Navas, Poulsen (Renato 70'), Keita, Diego Capel (De Mul 56'); Luis Fabiano (Chevantón 46'), Kanouté. 4-4-2.
Mallorca: Lux; Héctor, Ballesteros, Nunes, Fernando Navarro; Pereyra, Borja Valero (David Navarro 92'); Varela, Ibagaza (Arango 79'), Jonás Gutiérrez; Güiza (Webó 63'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Sevilla: Hinkel, Fazio, Diego Capel for Daniel Alves, Mosquera, Casado / Mallorca: Borja Valero, Jonás Gutiérrez for Basinas, Arango.

0-1. 16. Ibagaza. got on end of Jonás cross to fire low shot inside near post.
0-2. 37. Varela. Spectacular long shot into top corner of net after short free kick.
1-2. 49. Kanouté. Guided header past Lux from Chevantón's long free kick.

Sevilla drop further down the table after losing 1-2 at home to a Mallorca side who themselves are just two points off the European spots. Ibagaza fired the visitors into the lead early on after good work down the left wing by Jonás. The Andalusians responded with two efforts from Luis Fabiano, the first a shot just over the bar and the second a header which Lux somehow got a hand to. But with eight minute to go to the break Varela scored a spectacular second for the visitors with a shot from way outside of the area following Ibagaza's short free kick.

The locals tried to get back in the game, Lux having to keep out Poulsen before the break, and Kanouté shooting just wide immediately after the restart. And a couple of minutes later Kanouté got on the end of a long free kick from half time substitute Chevantón to steer a header inside the near post. After that it was up to Lux to keep his side ahead, in particular with first class saves from Chevantón and Navas. But even when Mallorca were left with ten men after Varela was sent off for a second bookable offence there was no way through, and Sevilla fell to their third home defeat of the season.