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Sunday, September 23, 2012
ESPNsoccernet: September 24, 8:48 PM UK
Mallorca continue fine start with win

Real Mallorca's fantastic start to the Primera Division season continued as they moved into second place for a few hours at least with a 2-0 victory over Valencia.

Victor Casadesus fired the hosts into the lead after only seven minutes when his shot squeezed under Diego Alves, but the visitors went onto enjoy more of the ball for the rest of the half and were unlucky not to be level when Nelson Valdez's header came crashing back off the underside of the bar.

Despite continued pressure from Valencia, Mallorca extended their lead on 55 minutes as Javier Arizmendi collected a Victor flick-on with his first touch before dispatching a volley low past Alves.

The victory continues the islanders' unbeaten start to the season and their 100% record at home but this was far from a straightforward win as Valencia dominated in almost every area bar the scoreline.

Rayo Vallecano's clash with city rivals Real Madrid was called off on Sunday night after vandals sabotaged the floodlights at Rayo's Estadio de Vallecas.

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