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Spanish Primera BBVA

ONO Estadi (ATT 11,665) 7th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Hernandez Hernandez

Mallorca Real Mallorca vs Granada Granada

Mallorca 1

E Nsue (S/O 64)
T Hemed (86)


Granada 2

Y El Arabi (pen 66)
Y Brahimi (S/O 68)
G Torje (76)

Granada break away duck

Last Updated: 07/10/12 8:28pm

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Javier Arizmendi in action for Mallorca.

Javier Arizmendi in action for Mallorca.

Granada secured their first away win of the season as second-half goals from Youssef Al-Arabi and Gabriel Torje handed them a 2-1 win at Mallorca.

There was little to choose between the sides for the first hour, but the turning point came with 25 minutes to go when Emilio Nsue was shown a red card for bringing down Torje as he sped into the area and El-Arabi tucked away the resulting spot-kick.

The visitors' numerical advantage only lasted for two minutes as Yacine Brahimi was shown a second yellow card, but Torje doubled their advantage with an extremely cool finish from El-Arabi's scooped pass.

Tomer Hemed gave Mallorca hope with a brilliant header five minutes from time and the Islanders could even have snatched a draw as Tomo did well to turn away Victor Casadesus' effort in stoppage time.

Joaquin Caparros' hosts were depleted by injuries and suspensions to a number of key players and they were forced into another early change when Joao Victor was forced off after just 14 minutes.

Despite that disruption they nearly went ahead two minutes later when Victor and Hemed combined to put the Israeli through on goal but Tono was out quickly to make a vital block.

Mikel Rico then just flashed a shot wide for Granada before El-Arabi ought to have opened the scoring, but was denied by a fine double save from Dudu Aouate.

The game began to open up in the second half and, after Hemed had flashed another couple of efforts just wide, it was the visitors who took the lead when a rapid counter-attack following a Mallorca free-kick put Torje in the clear and Nsue only succeeded in bringing the Romania international down as he tried to make up the ground.

The referee had little choice but to show the red card and El-Arabi stepped up to roll in his first goal in Spanish football.

Brahimi soon evened up the numbers, though, as he needlessly dived in on Pedro Geromel to receive a second booking, but Granada looked to have the points sewn up when El-Arabi slipped the ball through to Torje, who took a touch inside Aouate before slamming the ball home.

Mallorca, however, continued to battle and deservedly got a goal back when Hemed rose highest to power in Jose Luis Marti's free-kick.

And, with time running out, Tono was forced into one final save as Victor volleyed the ball toward goal from the penalty spot to secure a second consecutive win for Juan Antonio Anquela's men.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 38 94
2 Real Madrid 38 92
3 Atletico Madrid 38 78
4 Valencia 38 77
5 Sevilla 38 76
6 Villarreal 38 60
7 Athletic Bilbao 38 55
8 Celta Vigo 38 51
9 Malaga 38 50
10 Espanyol 38 49
11 Rayo Vallecano 38 49
12 Real Sociedad 38 46
13 Elche 38 41
14 Levante 38 37
15 Getafe 38 37
16 Deportivo La Coruna 38 35
17 Granada 38 35
18 Eibar 38 35
19 Almeria 38 32
20 Cordoba 38 20