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Real Mallorca, along with the 21 other teams in La Liga SmartBank, have the weekend off as they prepare to start the second half of the season away in Madrid next Saturday at 4 pm when they’ll play fourth-placed Rayo Vallecano. They were only one of three sides to have beaten us so far this season when they won the opening game 0-1 at the Son Moix in September. The reason there are no games in either of the top two Spanish professional leagues this weekend is that the Spanish Super Cup is being played, as is another round of the Copa del Rey in this diminished season.