La Liga - Mallorca frustrate Villarreal

Sun, 08 May 13:32:00 2011

Villarreal were held to a dull 0-0 Liga draw at Mallorca, a result which saw their chances of securing automatic qualification for next season's Champions League fade away.

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Juan Carlos Garrido's men, who were knocked out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage by Porto on Thursday, stayed fourth in the standings with 61 points and three games left to play after a rare midday kick-off.

Villarreal slipped five points behind local rivals Valencia in third, who were 3-0 winners over Real Sociedad on Saturday, but they pulled seven points ahead of fifth place.

If they finish fourth, the Yellow Submarine will have to pre-qualify for next season's Champions League.

Later on Sunday, leaders Barcelona (88 points) will seek to restore their eight-point lead over Real Madrid with a victory over Espanyol in the city derby at the Nou Camp.

Follow live text commentary on these games this weekend: Barcelona v Espanyol + Real Zaragoza v Osasuna

Reuters

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