|First Division - Day 16|
Mallorca 0 - Sevilla 0
Josemi, Nunes, Ramis, Corrales; Martí, Mario Suárez; Scaloni
(Keita 75'), Arango, Varela; Aduríz (Webó 82'). 4-2-3-1.
Team changes: Mallorca: Ramis, Scaloni for David Navarro, Jurado / Sevilla: Crespo, Fernando Navarro, Diego Capel, Luis Fabiano for Konko, Dragutinovic, Adriano, Kanouté.
Yellow cards: Josemi 30', Escudé 34', Scaloni 43', Martí 55', Fernando Navarro 70', Crespo 77', Squillaci 90'.
Although Barcelona are well clear at the top of the table, the race for the other European spots is wide open, with only two points separating five sides. Sevilla moved up to second in the table after a dull 0-0 draw at Mallorca, the point enough to take them above Atlético Madrid and Valencia.
The visitors themselves were in desperate need of points to take them out of the drop zone, and the first chance fell to Nunes, who headed wide from a corner. After that though they hardly troubled Palop, and Diego Capel almost put the Andalusians ahead when he headed against the crossbar. The local keeper did have to save an Arango free kick though shortly before the break, Varela firing the follow up over the bar.
A nervous Manolo Jiménez was shown a red card in the second half for protesting, and soon afterwards Romaric brought a good save out of Lux with a long shot. That was about it though, and Mallorca had what they wanted, a point which took them out of the relegation spots above Espanyol.