Real Mallorca, sitting bottom of the Spanish football La Liga table and well and truly in the relegation spot, played at home for their very premier league survival on Monday the 15th evening.
The match was not for the week hearted, which ever team one supported. Their apponants Celta Vigo, also in the relegation zone, fought tooth and nail for the full 90 minutes plus a vital 4 minutes of injury time. But in the dying seconds of the game with 21 players around the Celta Vigo gaol, Mallorca’s Giovani Dos Santos (their recent signing from Mexico) tapped-in the winner. The stadium was as if the spectator’s seats had a 2000 volt charge passed through them. A fantastic finish and a chance for Real Mallorca to progress to safety. However, one must feel sad for The Celta Vigo players who really did not deserve to lose. A draw would have been a fair result but well done Mallorca.
Now with 27 points Real Mallorca play Rayo Vellecano, 9th in the Premier league, on Friday the 19th, on their home ground. A win and the crucial 3 points which would lift them nicely out of the relegation bottom three.Palma 18th April 2013