Life is like a box of chocolates, you never now what you're going to get, said Forest Gump in the film of the same name, a phrase that now sounds quite familiar to fans of Real Mallorca. Supporters of the struggling club really do not know what they are going to get. Will they see the delightful looking, yet surprisingly hard in the middle, Real Mallorca which leaves a sweet taste in the mouth, such as the side that demolished Deportivo de La Coruña 4-1 three weeks ago, or will they see the soft-centred, mangy-looking, hopeless in the box Real Mallorca that were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by second division Cordoba on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for the fans it has been the later Mallorca that has taken the field throughout most of the opening half of the season and after Wednesday's 1-1 draw Sergio Kresic's side have been dumped out of three of the four competitions in which they have competed. Trailing 2–1 from the first leg, the islanders drew level thanks to an eighth–minute goal from Samuel Eto'o. But they were undone when Alvaro Camara, signed from Mallorca's reserves during the summer, netted an aggregate winner for Cordoba in the 57th minute. The defeat is the latest setback for Mallorca, who were ousted from the UEFA Cup by Slovan Liberec and are struggling at the wrong end of the Primera Liga. How the board of directors ever thought the squad was strong enough to play in the Champions League when they can't get past a two-legged tie with a second division side is a question only answerable by themselves. Mallorca's hopes for a quick fix look extremely unlikely with the next match against league-leaders Real Madrid on Sunday. Kresic will be hoping it's the coffee-cream gold-foil wrapped version of Mallorca that faces a Madrid side packed with an assortment of superstars that makes a football fan's mouth water. It seems to be the case that Mallorca pull out all the stops for the big teams and if they can emulate last season's double over the champions it will be a step in the right direction as the side try to resurrect an already dismal season.

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