The Mexican international star set up two goals for the relegation-threatened side, including a last-gasp winner that snapped his club's seven-match winless streak.Mallorca is a step closer to climbing out of the relegation zone in La Liga, and it has Giovani Dos Santos, in large part, to thank.
The Mexican international set up two goals, including Tomer Hemed's tally at the death, as Mallorca battled back from an early deficit to defeat Granada 2-1 on Sunday. The victory snapped a seven-match winless streak for Mallorca and brought the club within four points of 17th-place Real Zaragoza and safety from relegation.
Granada took a lead in the ninth minute through Nolito's goal, but Dos Santos helped Mallorca fire back four minutes later. He set up Alfaro for the equalizer, taking a defender on before sliding a deft cross from the left to the far post, where the Spaniard had nothing to do but tap it in.
It appeared that Mallorca would settle for the draw, but Dos Santos, who went the distance for Gregorio Manzano's side, found Hemed for the winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time off a corner kick. The Israeli's header was swatted by Granada goalkeeper Toño, but the ball was judged to have crossed the line before he could keep it out of the goal, sealing the three-point haul for the visitors.
The performance continues a run of solid form for Dos Santos, who scored in his previous match, a 3-1 loss to Getafe.