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

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

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

Cordoba: Andone 30

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.