Fifth round of matches in LaLiga Santander, Mallorca in tenth spot at home to Villarreal, with whom there is some particular rivalry, in fifteenth.
The visitors were off to a bright start, causing Mallorca's defence problems after just three minutes. Villarreal dominated play in the first half, having some 70% of possession. Scoring opportunities were limited, however. To add to Mallorca's injury woes, right-back Pablo Maffeo had to go off shortly before the break. He was substituted by Joan Sastre, who promptly got himself booked.
Into added time, a Mallorca counterattack led to the best chance for either side during the first half - Dani Rodríguez was unable to convert Take Kubo's centre.
With Mallorca enjoying a better second half, American striker Matthew Hoppe appeared to have broken the deadlock on 82 minutes, but what would have been a goal on his debut for Mallorca was ruled out for offside.