Barcelona return to winning ways as they beat Mallorca in La Liga 2-1 to end a run of three home defeats in a row in all competitions. Never have Barca lost four successive games at the Nou Camp, and goals from Memphis Depay and Sergio Busquets ensured history would not be made.
Barcelona beat Mallorca to return to winning ways
The Dutch Barca player Memphis Depay lashed in a superb opener after taking down Jordi Alba’s ball before Busquets doubled the advantage after the break from outside the penalty box. Antonio Raillo pulled one back with 10 minutes to go for the visitors.
The Mallorca captain turned Salva Sevilla’s free-kick in with his knee, but the visitors never really threatened to find a leveler. It means Xavi’s side return to the second place position in the La Liga table, 15 points behind champions Real Madrid and two above third-placed Sevilla with four games to play.
Mallorca sits 16th, just one point above the relegation zone.