A vital home win for Mallorca against Almeria. | Miquel Àngel Borràs


Real Mallorca 1 - Almeria 0

Mallorca, in 21st position, at home to Almeria in 16th. Nastic and Elche both provided something of a favour by having lost on Friday. So, could Mallorca edge a bit closer to survival?

The home side were all over Almeria to begin with, Lago narrowly heading past after ten minutes. The early control seemed to desert Mallorca, but suddenly it came back when Brandon took Casto in the Almeria goal by surprise with a cross shot to put them ahead just after the half hour.

In the second half, Almeria posed little threat, but goal chances for Mallorca were limited. Campabadal's effort on 60 minutes was the closest they got to a second before Gaspar, just on as a substitute, very nearly equalised. Fidel had an even better opportunity five minutes later but hit wide

Santamaria; Campabadal, Yuste, Pleguezuelo, García; Vallejo, Zdjelar; Lago Junior (Lekic 87), Moutinho (Culio 72), Angelino; Brandon (Ansotegi 77)

Casto; Motta (Juanjo 82), Navarro, Morcillo, N. González; Azeez (Diamanka 45), Joaquín; Puertas, Pozo (Gaspar 70), Fidel; Q. González

Attendance: 12,940

Bottom of the table after the match
15 - Numancia played 38, 48 points
16 - Cordoba played 39, 46 points
17 - Almeria played 39, 45 points
18 - Alcorcon played 39, 44 points
19 - Nastic played 39, 43 points
20 - Mallorca played 39, 42 points
21 - Elche played 39, 42 points
22 - Mirandes played 38, 36 points