Cucho Hernandez celebrates scoring Mallorca's opener. | MIQUEL A. BORRAS
Gutsy Real Mallorca’s unlikely bid for survival (according to some so-called experts) was given a huge boost on Thursday night when they beat Valencian club Levante 2-0 at the Visit Mallorca Estadi. We went ahead in the 40th minute when Pozo (the full back on loan from Sevilla) combined with Cucho Hernandez and the Colombian headed in a beauty 1-0. Pozo had easily his best game since arriving in January. The Palma side netted their second six minutes from time when Kubo prodded home after a goal-mouth melee to give Vicente Moreno’s boys what can only be described as a momentous hard-fought victory. The reaction from the Mallorca coaching staff on the bench when we doubled our lead showed just how important this win was in the relegation dogfight. The win transfers all the pressure to Alaves who played Real Madrid in the capital last night and were just three points ahead of us and with a very complicated remaining itinerary.