Vinicius was on the receiving end of numerous brutal tackles in the Mallorca game - Valverde leapt to his defence: "Go in hard but never with bad intention".
Carlo Ancelotti's style of play has seen his side secure ten wins back-to-back. His team tend to sit deep and launch quick counters with Vinicius' pace at the heart of this strategy.
A decent performance from visiting Villarreal earned a draw against a Madrid side that lacked spark. Ancelotti's Valverde experiment failed to produce results.
Alfredo Relaño looks back on Real Madrid's emphatic 6-1 win over Mallorca at the Santiago Bernabéu on Wednesday.
Alfredo Relaño reacts to Real Madrid's 5-2 LaLiga win over Celta Vigo, in what was their first game at the Bernabéu since early 2020.