With 34 out of 42 matches played, Cordoba stood eight points above 21st-placed Mallorca in 18th position. To have any chance of survival, this was a must-win for Mallorca. But then Mallorca had a record of under one point and also under one goal per match ...
The goal came within just two minutes through Lago. Was this the start of the Great Escape? If it was, Cordoba hadn't been told: Rios equalised after twenty minutes.
Into the second period, and Lago went close after eight minutes. Somewhat mysteriously, Barjuán put on Angelino, a defender, to replace an attacker. Roigé. The other sub, Moutinho, shot just wide, so did Campabadal. Kieszek saved from Yuste and then from Angelino.
Mallorca's effort couldn't be faulted. But it was a familiar story: 31 goals in 35 matches say it all. They stay eight points behind Cordoba.