Mallorca tops Betis to revive survival hopes

Updated: May 20, 2013


Mallorca moved off the bottom of La Liga on
Monday as Tomer Hemed’s 21st-minute goal was enough to hand the club a 1-0
home victory over Real Betis.

The home side came out firing in the first half and nearly went in front after
10 minutes when Hemed struck the crossbar on the rebound of a shot from

That duo played a role in Mallorca seizing the lead 11 minutes later as more
sustained pressure from the hosts led to the only goal of the contest.

Victor’s shot from inside the penalty area was saved by Betis goalkeeper
Adrian Castillo, but the rebound was fired home by Hemed, who was left alone
in front of the net.

Betis recovered from a poor first half to play a much better second 45
minutes, but the visitors still only managed to put two shots on goal and they
remain in seventh place.

Mallorca moves to 19th in La Liga but sits just three points from safety with
two matches to play.