MALLORCA

Real Madrid loanee Takefusa Kubo scores brilliant first LaLiga goal for Mallorca

The Japanese player, who is on loan at Mallorca from Real Madrid, scored his first goal in LaLiga with a fine strike against Villarreal this afternoon.

Real Madrid loanee Takefusa Kubo scores brilliant first LaLiga goal for Mallorca
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If you are going to score you first goal in LaLiga, you may as well do it in style. That's precisely what Takefusa Kubo did this afternoon, scoring Mallorca's third goal of the afternoon against Villarreal. The 18-year-old had acres of space as he picked up a loose ball on the edge of the penalty area and took just one touch to control before rifling a fierce, left-foot shot past Sergio Asenjo's outstretched hand and inside the post. It was a impressive way to open his account in his tenth appearance for the islanders, where he is on loan from Real Madrid. He has played just two full games for Mallorca - against Atlético de Madrid in Week 6 and the following game against Alavés.

Kubo thunderball seals Mallorca win

Despite his young age, Kubo clearly doesn't lack confidence and caused Villarreal all manner of problems at Son Moix. His goal came on 52 minutes, after Lago Junior and Dani had handed the hosts a 2-1 lead during the first half. Santi Cazorla had pulled one back for the visitors from the penalty spot. Kubo was substituted on 66 minutes, going off to applause from the home crowd as he was replaced by Josep Señé. It'll be a day to remember for the talented teenager, who got off the mark in stunning fashion - one for the family album.

Takefusa Kubo shoots to score his debut goal in LaLiga.

Takefusa Kubo: "I've realised a big dream"

Without any big fuss, Take modestly relived his debut goal when he spoke to Movistar+'s pitchside reporter after the game. "Well, I've realised one of my big dreams but I have to keep working," he explained. "I got better as the game wore on. To score, you need to shoot, so I did. It's always better to go into the international break with a win so we are happy about that. How would I mark my own performace out of 10? I would have said 10 but I missed a chance early in the game, so I'll say 9/10".