First Division - Day 11

Almería 2 - Mallorca 1

Almería: Diego Alvés; Bruno, Carlos García, Pellerano, Mané; Julio Alvarez, Juanito; Piatti (Corona 91'), José Ortíz (Michel 85'), Guilherme; Negredo (Soriano 93'). 4-2-3-1.
Mallorca: Lux; Josemi, Nunes, David Navarro, Corrales; Cléber Santana, Mario Suárez (Keita 63'); Varela (Chori Castro 46'), Jurado, Arango; Aduríz (Webó 77'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Almería: Carlos García, José Ortíz, Guilherme for Chico, Kalu Uche, Crusat / Mallorca: David Navarro for Ramis.

1-0. 44. Negredo. Latched on to loose ball and volleyed shot past Lux.
2-0. 67. Negredo (penalty). After Castro handled ball inside penalty area.
2-1. 90. Keita. Turned defender and ran on to shoot wide of Diego Alves.

Yellow cards: Corrales 17', Josemi 63', Guilherme 71'.

Almería moved up level with Deportivo in eighth spot after beating Mallorca 2-1. Negredo had not been included in Del Bosque's squad for the upcoming friendly, but he sent a message to the coach with both of his side's goals. The striker hooked a shot past Lux on the stroke of half time following a good run by Guilherme, and then converted a second half penalty after Castro handled in the area.

Earlier in the game Piatti had brought a good save out of Lux, and then hit the side netting a few minutes later. Mallorca's reply was a volley over the top from Aduríz, and a header from a corner by Nunes which Diego Alves somehow got a hand to. After the restart though they disappeared from view, and it was not until the last minute that substitute Keita turned on a sixpence to score a late consolation for the Islanders.