• FT

    Athletic

    0

    Getafe

    0

  • FT

    Atletico

    2

    Malaga

    1

  • FT

    Barcelona

    4

    Espanyol

    0

  • FT

    Granada

    1

    Real Madrid

    2

  • FT

    Mallorca

    1

    Levante

    0

  • FT

    Osasuna

    1

    R Sociedad

    0

  • FT

    R Zaragoza

    2

    Racing

    1

  • FT

    Sevilla

    5

    Rayo

    2

  • FT

    Sporting

    2

    Betis

    1

  • FT

    Valencia

    1

    Villarreal

    0

SPANISH PRIMERA DIVISIÓN

Iberostar Estadi

Attendance: 19000

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Mallorca

  • Tomás Pina 54'

1 - 0

FT

Mallorca gain six appeal

Mallorca leapfrogged Levante to move into the top six as Tomas Pina's second-half strike was enough to give them a 1-0 win at the Iberostar.

The hosts controlled possession throughout but Levante, particularly in the first-half, threatened on the counter-attack and Mallorca were only level at the break thanks to Emilio Nsue's goalline clearance from Petro Botelho's effort.

Joaquin Caparros' side's dominance was more controlled in the second period and they deservedly went in front as Chori Castro's corner picked out Pina on the edge of the edge of the area and he steered the ball past Gustavo Munua.

A fourth consecutive win means the Islanders are now ahead of Levante thanks to their better head-to-head record, but will need to win at the Bernabeu next weekend to guarantee Europa League football for next season.

Levante were again without top-scorer Arouna Kone after he missed Wednesday's 1-0 defeat to Real Zaragoza and the Ivorian's presence in the final third was missed as the visitors' gameplan to sit deep and counter-attack worked well in the first 45 minutes.

A smart break allowed Jose Barkero to send Botelho through on goal after 13 minutes but, after the on-loan Arsenal winger had rounded Dudu Aouate, Nsue got back to block his goalbound effort.

Victor Casadesus then came close to breaking the deadlock as he fired just over after the Levante defence did not properly clear Michael Pereira's cross into the box, and Munua then came to the visitors' rescue as he brilliantly blocked Alejandro Alfaro's effort from point-blank range.

Mallorca upped the tempo after the break though and finally made the breakthrough nine minutes into the second-half as Castro's clever corner found Pina in acres of space to pick his spot low into Munua's left-hand corner.

The keeper reacted quickly to turn Nsue's cross just out of Pereira's path six minutes later as the hosts pushed for a second, however, they were nearly outdone with 13 minutes remaining as the ball broke to Barkero inside the area but he did not realise how much time he had and headed meekly into Aouate's arms.

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Scoring Summary

  • Mallorca
  • Levante
Tomás Pina (54')
 

Match Stats

  • Mallorca
  • Levante
10(3) Shots (on goal) 7(2)
13 Fouls 5
6 Corner kicks 5
3 Offsides 4
56% Time of Possession 44%
1 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 2

Teams

  • Mallorca
  • Levante
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Pereira (90 + 4')