Real Mallorca have asked the Spanish Football Association (RFEF) to discipline Sevilla defender Javi Navarro, whose tackle on Sunday left their player Juan Fernando Arango in hospital.

Arango had his right cheekbone broken by the challenge, and he was rushed to hospital after falling unconscious on the pitch.

“We have officially submitted evidence to the RFEF’s competition committee so that it can take the maximum action allowed under legislation,” said an official statement on the Real Mallorca website.

“After watching videos of the incident we consider that the action in which our player was injured, goes beyond all acceptable norms of football.

“The rival player used violence which exceeds what is able to be considered normal in defence of his club’s interests.

“The club deplores this form of playing sport, played to the very limit of what is allowed in the rules, which puts the health or even the life of sportsmen at risk.”