DEPOR CRASH TO MALLORCAN DEFEAT
By Nic Evans
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Former Real Madrid striker Samuel Eto'o got the Islanders off to a great start as his third minute strike gave the home side the perfect start.
Alberto Luque, a forward who appears to have a great future made it 2-0 as he side-footed Ariel Ibagaza's cross into the net, in the 64th minute.
Dutch international Roy Makaay capped a fierce fightback with a goal in the 79th minute, to set up a barnstorming finish.
However, Mallorca's defence held out and Depor could find themselves seven points out of first place if Real Madrid win El Derby later on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Real Sociedad continued their climb out of the relegation area with a comfortable 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano who appeared to have Europe on their mind.
Joseba Llorente finally converted pressure into goals with the opening goal, three minutes from the break.
Oscar de Paula made the game safe with the second in the 72nd minute.
In the third game of the evening, Real Zaragoza were 18 minutes from victory against Valencia, only for a Gaizka Mendieta penalty to peg them back to 1-1.
Juan Eduardo Esnaider had given the home side a sixth minute lead and for long periods it seemed like Valencia's campaign for a second successive Champions League place would flounder, until Mendieta converted his chance from the spot.