Salomao in action for Real Mallorca against Cordoba. Though there were plenty of free tickets for the game, the stadium was far from full.

29-05-2016Miquel Àngel Borràs

Real Mallorca 0 - Cordoba 1
A sort of super Sunday for the Spanish second division. The penultimate round of matches and the games all kicking off at 8pm. Mallorca in seventeenth at home to play-off-chasing Cordoba, with main relegation combatants Ponferradina (eighteenth and same number of points, 46) away at Tenerife, who had nothing to play for, and Almeria (nineteenth on 44 points) at home to Mirandés, who likewise have no play-off or relegation issues.

Though Mallorca have typically started their matches brightly this season, only to fail to capitalise, it was Cordoba who were in the ascendant more or less from the outset. Andone had three goes before firing the visitors into the lead on the half hour. The closest that Mallorca got was with a Salomao effort some five minutes before the break.

Second half, and with Brandon replacing Pereira, Mallorca started off well enough, but it took until the last ten minutes for a real chance, Sissoko unable to convert after Ortuño had hit the woodwork.

Almeria won, Ponferradina drew. Mallorca are deep in trouble. Valladolid away next Saturday. They, and Mallorca will hope, are already on the beach.

Mallorca
Cabrero; Company, Yuste, Aveldaño, Oriol; Sabater, Sissoko; Lago Júnior (Acuña 76), Pereira (Brandon 46), Salomao (Roigé 64); Ortuño

Cordoba
Razak; Stankevicius, Rodas, Daivid, Cisma; Rios (García 66), Luso, Cabellero (Pérez 70), Fidel (Gálvez 85); Markovic; Andone

Goal
Cordoba: Andone 30

Cards
Mallorca; Yuste yellow 15; Aveldaño yellow 33; Brandon yellow 89; Sabater yelliow 89
Cordoba: Cisma yellow 9; Andone yellow 53; Luso yellow 89

Attendance: 13,818.

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Sandyport / Hace over 5 years

Thanks Mundella, I expect you're right. So much for our attempt at loyalty. And next year they'll want us to turn up and pay when they're in the schoolboys' league!

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Mundella / Hace over 5 years

Sandyport, they probably only had 3 stands open, hence reduced capacity. Another theory is that 4,000 people "bought" free tickets, ate the free food outside and just left without watching the game as they knew it would be tedious?

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Silversurfer / Hace over 5 years

The match was pretty dull. Mallorca showed no sign of panic at the thought of being relegated. No passion, no enthusiasm. The most excitement came after the final whistle when the players were fighting with each other. A pity they didn´t use this energy to score.

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Mundella / Hace over 5 years

Sandyport, same happened to me. I am putting it down to the usual shambolic staffing on matchdays. Staff probably shut ticket office to sell sausages instead. We should be thankful we didn't get in. It would not have been value for money, even if it was free!

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Sandyport / Hace over 5 years

Can anybody explain the ticketing for last night's match? We arrived at early (so we thought) at 6.45 to find "sold out" signs at the ticket windows and were told by two ticket sellers that the ground was completely full. However, I see the gate was around 13,800 and I understand the capacity is 18,000 or 25,000. What did we miss about ticket sales? This was very disappointing as we have faithfully sat through matches with gates of 7,000 and 8,000. Looks as if this problem may be academic in the future but I would be interested to know what was going on. Thanks

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ScouseVida / Hace over 5 years

Totally and utterly useless. No passion, no fight, nothing. So dull and boring. Totslly deserve to go down and hopefully go bust. Segunda B and crowds of 1-2k at best. I wont be going anymore, neither will anyone I know. The party is over, adios.

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