Real Madrid had to shudder at the risk of losing first points of the season in La Liga against Mallorca, but managed to win his fifth game in Spain with a turn in the 72nd minute.
The visitors took the lead at the Santiago Bernabeu with Vedat Murici on target in the 35th minute, but Fede Valverde equalized in first-half stoppage time after making a relentless raid across most of the pitch. In 72′, Vinicius Junior managed to lead the Whites to a turnaround with a cool performance after an assist from Rodrigo. By the end, Vinicius and R’diger each added a goal, the defender’s debut for the club.
In the standings, the Madrid giants have regained the top and are there with a full set of points from the 5 matches. Mallorca occupies the 13th position with 5 points won so far. The team from Palma have not won against Real in Madrid for 13 years.
Here’s how the match unfolds:
The surprise visitors, who have not won at the Bernabeu for 13 years, forced Courtois into action in the first minute when Murici tried his sights but the Belgian parried. Four minutes later, Real responded with Ceballos’ shot around the arc, but Rajkovic stretched and made the save.
In 10′, Vinicius receives a wonderful lead pass from the left and continues forward, but he drives the ball a little too hard and it ends up in the hands of the visitors’ goalkeeper. In 17′ Real full direct free kick after a foul by Nastasic, but Kroos’ shot stopped in the wall in front of Rajkovic. In 27′, Kroos sent a perfect pass to Valverde in front of the guests’ penalty area. Here comes Rodrigo, who delivered a blow, though not a strong one, into the hands of the guard.
In 36′ Mallorca managed to take the lead in Madrid from a static position. A cross from a free kick from the right got the ball onto the head of Vedat Murici, who turned and managed to direct over the upraised arms of Thibaut Courtois and from there into the net. 1:0 for the guests.
Six minutes before the end of the first half, Realni claimed a penalty after Vinicius fell in the penalty area. The referee of the match does not see a reason for an 11-meter kick. And in the last minute, the first part of the player of the “Whites” fell into the penalty area, but Figueroa Vasquez did not point to the white point. Replays showed that the Mallorca defender next to him was not complicit in Hazard’s fall.
In the 3rd minute of the added 4, Real managed to equalize. Fede Valverde made an unerring raid almost from his penalty area and from the arc sent a measured shot, checked Rajkovic and stretched his net – 1:1.
After nearly 60 minutes of play, Carlo Ancelotti made a double substitution, bringing on Nacho and Luka Modric for Mendy and Hazard. Javier Aguirre makes a triple substitution with Antonio Sanchez, Clemon Grenier and Idrissou Baba Mohamed on the field.
In 61′, Lucas Vazquez sent a shot that went wide of the goal, and 3 minutes later Mallorca registered a serious miss after Sanchez failed to find the goal from a very good position.
The hosts managed to achieve a turnaround in 72′, when Rodrigo made a raid to the center and found Vinicius between four opposing players, and he masterfully curled and sent the ball into the Mallorca goal – 2:1!
In the 89′, the Spanish great put an end to today’s dispute, scoring a third goal. This new time, a shorter raid by Rodrigo, was completed by him in an excellent way – 3:1 for the “kings”. In stoppage time, Rüdiger scored his debut goal for Real and showed their superiority in this game.
Real Madrid: Courtois, Vasquez, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy, Kroos, Sebayos, Valverde, Vinicius, Rodrigo, Hazard
Majorca: Rajkovic, Valent, Rayo, Nastasic, Maffeo, De Galaretta, Battaglia, Costa, Rodriguez, Lee, Murigi
BEFORE THE MATCH
Real Madrid is on a streak of 4 consecutive victories in La Liga. Carlo Ancelotti’s men are second in the provisional standings. The “Kings” are one point behind Barcelona, who played their meeting in this round as well.
At Real in high spirits and after a successful start in the Champions League, where Los Blancos beat Celtic 3-0 in Glasgow. Bad news from Scotland that Karim Benzema is injured there and he will not be available for today’s game.
Mallorca occupies the 13th place with an asset of 5 points. In his last match, he drew at home with Girona.
Real played extremely successfully against Mallorca. The “Whites” have only one in the last ten clashes between them.