Reial Mallorca defender Miguel Angel Nadal has warned his team mates that tonight's match at title-chasing Deportivo will be a totally different affair from the match between the two teams at Son Moix earlier in the season. Mallorca thumped a depleted Depor 4-1 in November, a match that many thought would prompt a rapid ascent of the league by the islanders. It was not the case though and Mallorca now find themselves facing Depor again knowing defeat could send them back into the relegation zone. “Both teams play a good passing game,” said Nadal yesterday. “It's going to be a very strong match, really tight and not at all like our first meeting earlier in the season.” Depor, who went down 2-0 to Manchester United in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League on Tuesday, are lying third in the league and know defeat for them will effectively end their title aspirations. Coach Javier Irureta has no new injury worries and will be looking to his two former Mallorca players Diego Tristan and Juan Carlos Valeron to break open the visitors' defence. Mallorca coach Sergio Kresic welcomes back Vicente Engonga who has missed the last two months through injury, but who is more than likely to start on the bench, while midfielder Marcos slides into defence to cover for the suspended Fernando Niño.

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