First Division - Day 27

Mallorca 7 - Recreativo Huelva 1

Mallorca: Moyà; Héctor, Ramis, Nunes, Fernando Navarro; Basinas (Jonás Gutiérrez 46'), Borja Valero; Varela, Ibagaza (Basinas 73'), Arango; Güiza (Tuni 83'). 4-2-3-1.
Recreativo: Sorrentino; Edu Moya, Iago Bouzón, Martín Cáceres, Poli; Barber, Carlos Martins; Varela (Aitor 78'), Marco Rubén, Camuñas; Sinama-Pongolle (Ersen Martin 61'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Mallorca: Héctor, Basinas for Scaloni, Pereyra / Recreativo: Edu Moya, Marco Rubén for Beto, Aitor.

1-0. 17. Arango. Tap in from close up after Güiza crossed in from left wing.
2-0. 21. Güiza. Turned ball back into net after Nunes header blocked.
3-0. 31. Güiza. Controlled Basinas pass on chest and shot wide of Sorrentino.
4-0. 37. Borja Valero. Got on end of Ibagaza cross to score from close up.
4-1. 39. Marco Rubén. Header from close to goal after Barber crossed in.
5-1. 41. Borja Valero. Beat keeper with soft shot which defence couldn't clear.
6-1. 47. Arango. Shot into empty net after Gúiza crossed in from right.
7-1. 52. Arango. Rounded keeper and shot from wide angle under legs of Bouzón.

The scoreline of the weekend was surely Mallorca's 7-1 victory over Recreativo, the Balearic Islanders biggest tally ever in the top flight. Güiza set up Arango for the opener with just over fifteen minutes on the clock, and scored two more himself in the next quarter of an hour, the first with a shot on the turn and the second after controlling a pass from Basinas.

Borja Valero made it four after an electrifying run by Ibagaza, and although Marco Rubén headed one back from Barber's cross, Valero got his second of the evening before the break with a shot which trickled past two defenders.

The rout continued after the break, Arango completing his hat-trick with two more in the first five minutes, the first into an empty net after Güiza squared across, and the second with a shot from a wide angle through the legs of a defender. Sinama-Pongolle missed a chance to save some pride and Sorrentino finally saved one from Tuni, but Recre were completely humiliated, and they stay down in the relegation zone as a result. .