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Spanish Primera BBVA

ONO Estadi (ATT 12,000) 1st September 2012 - Kick off 21:00 Ref: D Fernandez Borbalan

Mallorca Real Mallorca vs Real Sociedad Sociedad

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Victor earns Mallorca victory

Last Updated: 01/09/12 11:20pm

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Javi Marquez: Set up Mallorca's winner

Javi Marquez: Set up Mallorca's winner

Victor's second-half header was enough to send Real Mallorca level at the top of the Primera Division table for at least 24 hours.

Mallorca had to wait until the 75th minute until they broke down a stubborn Real Sociedad rearguard when Victor stooped to head in Javi Marquez's cross.

The Islanders almost immediately relinquished their hard-fought lead, however, with debutant Anderson Conceicao blocking Xabi Prieto's goalbound shot off the line moments later.

Mallorca's win maintained their unbeaten start and moved them level with Malaga at the top of the table although they could be passed by a trio of clubs, headed by Barcelona, tomorrow.

Sociedad almost stole into an early lead when Imanol Agirretxe snuck in behind the defence to meet a free-kick but he could only turn the ball over with an out-stretched leg.

Mallorca controlled possession for the remainder of the half without causing Claudio Bravo too many headaches in the away goal.

Michael Pereira fired wastefully over from a Tomer Hemed cross while Tomas Pina headed a Marquez free-kick into Bravo's arms.

Brazilian defender Anderson then wasted his new side's best chance of the half when unmarked he headed a corner straight at Bravo.

The home side continued to control possession after the break but while Bravo was busy he remained comfortable.

The Chilean easily collected a low drive from Victor before also easily dealing with a Marquez free-kick.

Mallorca were, however, starting to step up the pressure and the breakthrough came with 15 minutes to go.

Marquez, whose delivery had caused problems all night, lofted in a perfectly-weighted cross and Victor got across his marker before heading home from six yards.

Sociedad were almost immediately back on level terms when home goalkeeper Dudu Aouate palmed a cross straight to Prieto but his close-range effort was blocked by Anderson.

Substitute Antoine Griezmann then fired a free-kick just over as Mallorca collected the win.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Real Madrid 12 30
2 Barcelona 12 28
3 Atletico Madrid 12 26
4 Valencia 12 24
5 Sevilla 12 23
6 Malaga 12 21
7 Celta Vigo 12 20
8 Villarreal 12 18
9 Athletic Bilbao 12 15
10 Getafe 12 14
11 Rayo Vallecano 12 14
12 Eibar 12 13
13 Levante 12 12
14 Espanyol 12 11
15 Granada 12 11
16 Real Sociedad 12 10
17 Almeria 12 10
18 Deportivo La Coruna 12 10
19 Elche 12 10
20 Cordoba 12 7