Sergio Ramos scored his eighth goal in La Liga as Real Madrid eased to a 2-0 win over Mallorca. Real Madrid is now placed at the summit of the league table. Here is our exclusive Real Madrid vs Mallorca Match Review.
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Summary: Real Madrid vs Mallorca match review
This match was a do or die match for both the teams. Real Madrid wanted to win the match to move up to the top of the table. On the other hand, Mallorca needed the three points to avoid relegation. So the intensity of the match was high from the start. The Real defence was expected to be a bit shaky with the absence of Casemiro. Mallorca wanted to take its full advantage by deploying Kubo as no 10. He was excellent throughout the match.
Real Madrid started the match in an attacking mood. Benzema forced a save from Reina just in the 7th minute of the game. The following shot from Bale was also saved. Mallorca didn’t look to sit back in the defence. They also started moving the ball upfront. Baba fired a shot from outside the box which was saved full stretch by Courtois. But with time Madrid started taking control of the game. They also got their first goal in this time period. Modric played a through ball for Vinicius who made an excellent run to pick the pass and floated it over goalkeeper’s head.
The ball mainly moved in Mallorca half as Madrid started moving forward in numbers. Vinicius had a good game. His runs through the left-wing were causing troubles for Mallorca defenders. Just after a few minutes of the first goal, another Vinicius shot was denied by the crossbar. Kubo, the Madrid loanee tried to create some attacks for Mallorca but lacked support. The first half ended in a 1-0 scoreline for Madrid. Mallorca couldn’t create effective chances in the first half and they were forced to play through the wings by Madrid midfielders. Madrid started the 2nd half with the same tempo. Raillo caused a handball just outside the penalty box. Captain Sergio Ramos stepped up to take the set-piece. He delivered a beautiful free-kick which resulted in the second goal for Madrid.
After the second goal, Mallorca looked to increase the attacking intensity. Gamez was substituted in place of Valjient. Budimir who hadn’t shown much of the attacking promise was also called for Juan Hernandez. Salva Sevilla also came in place of Alix Febas to increase the midfield creativity.
Madrid also put Kroos in place of Hazard and looked to transform in a 4-3-3. Mallorca also showed some signs of a comeback as they were creating attacks through the center of the park. Moreno brought Salibur in place of Lago to increase the attacking play. Asensio and Isco came in for Madrid in place of Modric and Bale to increase the grip of the midfield.
Mallorca now started to go all out. They were creating chances but failed to convert in the final third. Madrid started to defend in numbers and hit Mallorca in counters with the pace of Vinicius. Mariano and Brahim also got a chance for Madrid in place of Benzema and Vinicius. Mallorca created history in this match as Luka Moreno became the youngest player to play a La Liga match. The 15-year-old Argentine was brought in place of Baba. Mallorca created some chances in the dying minutes but failed to score a goal. It was Madrid who came out victorious through a 2-0 win
With this win, Madrid climbed up to the top of La Liga. Mallorca on the other hand is currently in the 18th place and threatening relegation. This win made the La Liga title race more exciting as Barca need to win against Celta Vigo to chase Real Madrid. That’s all about the Real Madrid vs Mallorca match review.
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