Raillo goes for goal during the home game against Malaga. | Miquel A. Borras
Real Mallorca lost a game of high quality in controversial circumstances, and their seven-game unbeaten run, going down 2-1 to Malaga in front of almost 10,000 on Saturday night. Football is often described as being a cruel game and so it proved when we were robbed of at least a point by two glaring errors from Basque referee Gorostegui Fernandez. His first howler came on seven minutes with both teams going at it hammer and tongs. Good work down the right by Fran Gamez saw Raillo head in a beauty, which was chalked off for alleged offside. There was absolutely no way offside came into the equation and the goal was totally legitimate. The stand-side baldy linesman was given pelters by irate fans after that incident. If VAR (video assistant referee) had been in place instead of next season that goal would have counted.