Valcarce is mobbed by team mates after scoring the opener.
After a weekend when the 1940s Christmas song “Baby it’s cold outside” has been banned on some radio stations because its predatory lyrics in 2018 suggest date rape – what a sensitive world we live in! – Real Mallorca finally overcame a spirited Reus side to remain in the top six of Spain’s La Liga 2, after a 0-2 win in Catalunya on Saturday night. This victory sees the Palma side continue with their principal aim this season – to stay in the Second division. 27 points from 16 games is way above our pre-season expectations. Another three points, another clean sheet, back into the top six, seven games unbeaten, and four points away from direct promotion. The first half was dullness personified, the only highlight being a mazy run by Joan Sastre which saw Reus ‘keeper Edgar Badia pull off a good save.