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Spanish Primera BBVA

Vicente Calderon (ATT 40,000) 26th May 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: F Teixeira Vitienes

A Madrid Atletico Madrid vs Real Mallorca Mallorca

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Mallorca hanging on

Last Updated: 26/05/13 10:59pm

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Radamel Falcao protects the ball

Radamel Falcao protects the ball

Real Mallorca's hopes of avoiding relegation from the Primera Division remain alive after they played out a goalless draw with Atletico Madrid, but results elsewhere mean they slipped back down to the bottom of the table.

The result means that Gregorio Manzano's side will have to beat Real Valladolid at home, and hope that their three relegation rivals - Deportivo La Coruna, Celta Vigo and Real Zaragoza, all lose their final games if they are to stay up.

Atletico showed off their newly-won Copa del Rey trophy to their fans before the game, which was played out in a party atmosphere at the Vicente Calderon.

However, Diego Simeone's side were not able to toast their celebrations with a victory, and could even have lost the game were it not for two great saves by Thibaut Courtois.

The Belgian made a good save early on to deny Javi Marquez, tipping the midfielder's powerful shot from the edge of the area over the bar.

Marquez took another shot from a similar position just a few minutes later, but this time missed the target.

Diego Costa and Radamel Falcao had Atletico's best chances in the first half, but neither forward could make use of them.

Courtois was again called into action at the start of the second half, this time denying Giovani Dos Santos from close range with an outstretched hand.

Mallorca had one final chance when Alan Hutton sent a low ball across goal but there was no one in the danger zone to meet it.

The Scotland international then unintentionally kneed Felipe Luis in the face while the two contested a high ball, causing the Brazilian to leave the pitch on a stretcher.

Mallorca's players and 400 travelling fans were distraught when the final whistle blew.

Although there is still a slither of hope they might survive the drop, they were aware that they had passed up a fantastic chance to gain ground on their rivals.


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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Atletico Madrid 34 85
2 Real Madrid 33 79
3 Barcelona 33 78
4 Athletic Bilbao 33 62
5 Sevilla 33 56
6 Villarreal 33 52
7 Real Sociedad 33 51
8 Valencia 33 44
9 Espanyol 33 41
10 Levante 33 40
11 Malaga 33 38
12 Celta Vigo 33 37
13 Granada 33 37
14 Rayo Vallecano 33 37
15 Elche 34 35
16 Osasuna 33 34
17 Real Valladolid 33 32
18 Getafe 33 31
19 Almeria 33 30
20 Real Betis 33 22