First Division - Day 20

Mallorca 3 - Valencia 1

Mallorca: Aouate; Scaloni, David Navarro, Nunes, Corrales; Mario Suárez, Martí; Varela (Cléber Santana 81'), Arango, Jurado (Castro 89'); Aduríz (Webó 86'). 4-2-3-1.
Valencia: Guaita; Miguel, Raúl Albiol (Moretti 48'), Maduro (Baraja 46'), Del Horno; Marchena, Edu; Pablo Hernández (Vicente 46'), David Silva, Mata; Morientes. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Mallorca: David Navarro, Arango for Josemi, Ramis / Valencia: Guaita, Miguel, Raúl Albiol, Del Horno, Edu, Pablo Hernández, David Silva for Renan, Angulo, Moretti, Joaquín, Albelda, Manuel Fernandes, David Villa.

1-0. 08. Jurado. Following up after Guaita failed to hold on to Varela's shot.
2-0. 41. Martí (penalty). After Jurado pulled back by Albiol on edge of area.
3-0. 42. Jurado. Ran on to Varela pass and curled shot inside near post.
3-1. 72. Vicente. Picked up short pass from Silva and shot wide of Aouate.

Yellow cards: Albiol 39', Mario Suárez 73'.

Fourth placed Valencia were beaten 3-1 on Sunday by a Mallorca side who started the day at the bottom of the table. Both teams came in to the game having won their respective cup games midweek, Unai Emery deciding to make seven changes to rest some of his key players for the return leg in Sevilla. Manzano couldn't afford the luxury though, and he put out a strong line up for this match.

Emery's ploy back-fired though, Jurado opening the scoring early on for the locals after Guaita failed to hold on to Varela's long shot. And the midfielder had a hand in the next two goals, provoking a penalty from Raúl Albiol (even though the play started outside of the area) which Martí converted, and then scoring another himself after Varela set him up before the break.

Vicente scored a consolation goal for the visitors later on, but too late to change the result. Mallorca had brought to an end a disastrous run of eleven games without a win, and they moved back off the bottom of the table to within three points of safety.