|Getafe - Mallorca|
The winning streak of Real Mallorca was broken tonight by Getafe after they won 1 - 0. The match was seriously "influenced" early when Mallorca X.NAVARRO received a direct red card in the 9th min. The tackle looked more frightening than it was & perhaps it deserved less but it left Mallorca down with 10 men early & behind the eight ball.
Until this circumstance, Mallorca gave up attacking & went straight into defensive mode & concentrated in minimizing the possible damage. Their strategy lasted until the 49th min when Getafe player DIEGO CASTRO scored to put the home team ahead.
Mallorca then looked timidly for the equalizer & looked for counter-attacking opportunities of which they came & they nearly converted. However, Getafe managed to lock their advantage, their only goal & finally the three points.