Real Madrid 4-1 Mallorca summary: score, goals, highlights, LaLiga
Real Madrid 4-1 Mallorca: as it happened
Real Madrid unbeaten in five
Today's 4-1 win sends Real Madrid back to the top of the table.
Villarreal have the chance to join Barcelona in joint-second when they take on Real Betis tonight.
Carlo Ancelotti gives his thoughts post-match
On Madrid performance
"The problems were predictable. They defended very well, they scored from set pieces, it was difficult for us to get into the game. We didn't play fantastically well, but played much better in the second half," the Italian said.
Hazard or Rodrygo as a 9
"I'll take both. They have given us something different."
Mallorca leave empty-handed
Mallorca had the lead through a fine Muriqi header but were unable to maintain their lead as Madrid came storming back.
Los Blancos go top
Fede Valverde scored a brilliant solo goal to equalise for Madrid right on half-time. For 25 minutes after the break, Madrid didn't look like scoring, until Vinicius came up with another timely finish. Rodrygo and Rudiger added goals three and four to send Ancelott's men ahead of rivals Barcelona and back to the top of the table.
FT: Real Madrid 4-1 Mallorca
Real Madrid return to the top of the LaLiga table with a 4-1 win over Mallorca.
Kroos' free-kick is crossed to the back post for his compatriot to score.
Real Madrid 3-1 Mallorca
Rodrygo shows brilliant composure to score the third and put the game to bed.
Maffeo hasn't given Vinícius a minute's rest. Valjent is booked for helping Maffeo push the Brazilian over.
Mallorca's third corner in a row is caught well by Courtois.
Mallorca have a corner on the left! It's only the fifth of the game. Vinicius falls in the box as the corner is taken and now there is an investigation into the push.
Mallorca re-take the corner. Courtois pushes it out for another corner.
And it's now time for another water break as we approach the last 10 minutes of the game...
And out of absolutely nothing, Madrid take the lead for the first time in the game. Rodrygo finds his compatriot Vinícius, who slots home with a lovely finish.
Vázquez forced off
OFF Lucas Vázquez
ON Dani Carvajal
Lucas Vázquez is coming off with what looks like a knock. He's pointing to his groin. Dani Carvajal will have to come on without having warmed up!
It remains 1-1 but Madrid don't look like scoring here...
David Alaba sends his free-kick into the wall!
Kang-in Lee is down holding his head in the box. It's not that serious! It was a little tussle with Nacho in the box.
Lucas Vázquez is up next to shoot from way out. It's a decent curling effort that fizzes inches wide of Rajković's left-hand post.
OFF Eden Hazard
ON Luka Modric
OFF Ferland Mendy
ON Nacho Fernandez
With no Benzema, Madrid are once again forced to shoot from distance. This time it's captain Kroos, but to no avail.
Modric is warming up for Madrid and the home fans have made some noise on what has felt like a quiet afternoon at the Bernabéu. Ancelotti will send the 37-year-old on shortly.
Rodrygo's effort from the right trickles wide...
Javier Aguirre will be frustrated his side couldn't hold on until half-time but they are still very much in the game.
Madrid kept trying from distance and eventually it was Valverde who blasted home from the edge of the area.
Real Madrid get us underway for the second half!
HT: Real Madrid 1-1 Mallorca
Madrid grabbed the equaliser just on the stroke of half-time.
The Uruguayan picks the ball up in his own half before driving with it for over 50 yards. He then unleashes a left-footed strike into the top corner from outside the box. A brilliant solo goal.
There will be four minutes added on!
Vinicius shoots from outside the box. It's close, but not close enough and despite the curl he generates, it's just wide.
Mallorca, who have kept Madrid out until now, will be praying they keep their lead until half-time.
Hazard catches Raíllo with an elbow but it does look accidental as he's holding up the ball.
Real Madrid 0-1 Mallorca
Mallorca are ahead in the capital!
It's a brilliant header from the big striker, who gives Mallorca a shock lead at the Bernabéu!
Kang-in Lee picks Muriqi out at the back post and he heads past Courtois to make it 0-1.
The referee books Valverde for a clear foul on Maffeo.
Valverde shoots over from around 30 yards. Mallorca will be delighted with their start. Madrid are playing outside the Mallorca box, where there is no real danger.
The referee has stopped play for a water break. And right before they went for a sip, Ceballos smashed a shot straight at Battaglia, who is receiving treatment for getting his head in the way. 0-0
Ancelotti's side are creating all the half-chances. Rodrygo picks up a loose ball on the edge of the box. His low left-footed strike is straight at Rajković.
Madrid continue to shoot from distance to no avail. Rudiger finds himself closer to goal than usual. His strike flies over the bar.
Vinícius goes for the double nutmeg!
He's not short on confidence...
Kroos is next to try his luck but it's plain sailing for Rajković. The German midfielder curls one from about 25 yards but fails to inject any power into it. 0-0
Rodrygo picks up the ball near the halfway line. He goes on a mazy run, ending up just outside the box. His shot sails over the bar. An impressive run all the same.
It's about 20 yards from goal.
Alaba and Kroos are over it. It's Kroos and it's into the wall!
Nastasić fouls Lucas Vázquez on the edge of the box. Madrid have a free in a dangerous position...
Vinicius is down and he's asking what is going on. It's Maffeo again!
Mallorca are defending in a 5-4-1. Madrid are linking up well but have so far failed to break down Aguirre's compact backline.
Kroos then picks it up 25 yards from goal and tries his luck from distance. It fizzes just wide! 0-0
The teams last met in March, in week 28 of the 2021/22 LaLiga season.
After a goalless first 45 at Son Moix, Vinicius gave Madrid an early second-half lead, before Benzema’s double - the Frenchman’s first goal coming from the penalty spot - completed a 3-0 victory for the visitors.
Real Madrid - 2
Mallorca - 1
Vinicius gets in behind Maffeo and the Mallorca backline but his touch lets him down this time as he drives through, and Rajković collects.
Ancelotti is asking Vinicius to calm down after an early battle with Maffeo. That will be one to watch.
Hazard has replaced Benzema in attack and is dropping very deep to get involved in the build-up.
The Spanish midfielder works a yard for himself and shoots from 25 yards. It's struck well to Rajković's left but the keeper saves well.
Ancelotti has made five changes to the team that beat Celtic in midweek. Eden Hazard is leading the line.
Jorge Figueroa Vázquez is the referee at the Bernabéu, with Álvaro Carreño Cabrera and Aitor Villate Martínez his assistants.
José Martínez Montalbán is the fourth official, and David Medié Jiménez is the video assistant referee.
Toni Kroos captains Real Madrid today.
Rudiger could have his hands full with Muriqi today. The big striker has scored two league goals this season.
Muriqi knocks it over Rudiger's head and volleys straight at Courtois after just 30 seconds!
Real Madrid are playing from left to right in their famous white strip!
Mallorca get us underway!
The players are about to make their way out at the Bernabéu.
AS prediction: We're going for a home win this afternoon.
Real Madrid 2-1 Mallorca
Kickoff is just 15 minutes away!
It's a beautiful afternoon in the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid vs Mallorca: last meeting
The teams last met in March, in week 28 of the 2021-22 LaLiga season. After a goalless first 45 at Son Moix, Vinícius Júnior gave Madrid an early second-half lead, before Karim Benzema’s double - the Frenchman’s first goal coming from the penalty spot - completed a 3-0 victory for the visitors.
- 1Predrag Rajkovic
- 15Pablo Maffeo
- 18Jaume Costa
- 4Ruiz de Galarreta
- 19Lee Kang-In
Real Madrid starting XI
- 23Ferland Mendy
- 17Lucas Vázquez
- 19Dani Ceballos
- 15Federico Valverde
- 20Vinicius Junior
Real Madrid host Mallorca in LaLiga, as Carlo Ancelotti’s men bid to continue their winning start to the Spanish top-flight season.
Eden Hazard’s goal against Celtic was only the second he has scored in the Champions League since he arrived at Real Madrid in the summer 2019.
The first, against Inter Milan, was a penalty in 2020. In all, the Belgian has mustered just seven goals in 69 games in a Madrid career that has been dogged by injuries ever since he had his ankle broken by international colleague Thomas Meunier in November 2019, in a European clash with Paris Saint-Germain. With his strike at Celtic Park, he took a weight off his shoulders. He not only found the net for the first time since a January Copa del Rey tie against Elche, but also - and more importantly - he offered up his first convincing performance as a replacement for Karim Benzema, operating in the new No. 9 role that Ancelotti has devised for the 31-year-old.
With the injured Benzema out of the games against Mallorca and RB Leipzig and a serious doubt for the Madrid derby against Atlético on Sunday week, Hazard is back in the spotlight.
Verdict on Real Mallorca:
"Mallorca have been doing very well. They’ve only conceded three goals this season, all from penalties. I expect them to come to the Bernabéu with a plan to defend well and look to hit us on the break."
Real Madrid: Lunin, Luis López, Carvajal, Vallejo, Nacho, Camavinga, Tchouameni, Asensio, Modric, Mariano.
Mallorca: Leo Román, Russo, Copete, Braian Cufré, Baba, Grenier, Antonio Sánchez, Gio González, Javier Llabrés, Antonio Sánchez, Ángel Rodríguez, Lago Júnior, Abdón Prats.
The stage is set
Real Madrid vs Mallorca gets underway at 2pm (CEST).
We'll be continuing our coverage up until kickoff and taking you through the action as it unfolds at the Bernabéu.
Hoping to cause an upset
Javier Aguirre's side started the season with a creditable draw at San Mamés. They then lost 2-1 at home to Real Betis. They followed that up with their first win (0-2) against Rayo at Vallecas before finally drawing 1-1 against Girona. Today, they will be hoping to cause an upset against the reigning champions.
Player to watch: Vedat Muriqi
The 28-year-old Kosovan striker is Mallorca's biggest threat. Key to them staying in the division last season, he is also set to be crucial this season. He is already their top scorer with two goals.
Mallorca visit the capital
Mallorca are in Madrid for their fifth league game of the season.
The islanders have picked up five points from their opening four games and sit in 13th place.
When Real Madrid face Mallorca at the Bernabéu in LaLiga on Sunday, Los Blancos can make it seven wins out of seven at the start of a season for only the seventh time in the club’s history.
The Spanish and European champions have been victorious in all of their competitive games so far this term, winning four in the league, one in the Champions League and another in the UEFA Super Cup.
Real Madrid XI
Carlo Ancelotti has made several changes to the team who beat Celtic in midweek.
Lucas Vázquez, Antonio Rudiger, Dani Ceballos, Rodrygo and Eden Hazard all come into the side.
Real Madrid vs Mallorca: welcome!
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