Real Madrid reclaimed top spot after putting to sword Mallorca in La Liga
The defending champions thrashed the Pirates 4-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Santiago Bernabéu
Real Madrid and Mallorca were tied at one goal each as the first half at the Santiago Bernabeu drew to an end.
The home team had excellent ball control, keeping more than 70% of it while launching an amazing 15 shots.
Mallorca had the finest opportunity prior to the goal, but Courtois stopped Muriqi’s low shot after barely a minute.
A far-post header from the home team, which past Courtois after eluding Mendy’s tagging, gave the hosts the lead after they had edged ahead.
With the final kick of the half, Valverde’s breathtaking goal pulled Ancelotti’s team even at the very last second.
Madrid thwarted Mallorca’s early attempt to recover following the goal from Valverde and keep the game alive until halftime.
Vinicius scored a goal by slamming a left-footed shot past RajKovic after Rydrigo weaved through the middle of the field and avoided tackles in the penalty area.
Thanks to goals from Rodrygo and Rudigger, Real Madrid regained the top spot in La Liga.