Real Mallorca kept their thin survival trusts in La Liga alive with a pounding 5-1 victory over a lackluster Celta de Vigo.
The outcome lessens the gap between the different sides – in eighteenth and 17th positions individually – down to five points, with five rounds of matches despite everything remaining.
It was an absolute necessity dominate match for Mallorca – who had not gotten a victory since the restart of Spanish football earlier this month – and opened the scoring through Ante Budimir’s penalty, controversially awarded following an extensive VAR stoppage.
Forward Cucho Hernandez – on loan from Watford – multiplied the lead three minutes before the half-hour mark and another loanee, Alejandro Pozo (Sevilla) expanded the advantage five minutes preceding the break.
Celta captain Iago Aspas gave the visitors brief expectation with a pounding finish from the penalty spot in the 50th moment yet Budimir grabbed his second and Mallorca’s fourth only two minutes later and Salva Sevilla finished the scoring with a long-range finish on the hour mark.