The start of yet another new era for Mallorca with yet another new coach. How long will Olaizola last? Well, the Javi effect didn't really happen. Mallorca were busy without being effective. Puertas put bottom-four side Almeria ahead on twenty minutes and Lago went closest for Mallorca in hitting the bar after half an hour.
Into the second half, and Company handled in the area after eight minutes. Fidel converted. The yellows were being racked up on both sides - Oriol duly obliged by getting his (as he does every game) after 72 minutes - Mallorca kept striving and with six minutes to go Lekic netted following a corner, moments after González had struck the woodwork for Almeria. That was that, though. A defeat, Almeria climb above Mallorca who, depending on how other games go, could be in the bottom four later today.