Real Madrid 2-0 Mallorca : Sergio Ramos nets a stunning FREE KICK as Vinicius Jr continues his good form with a smart finish as Zinedine Zidane’s men go top of LaLiga
- Real Madrid are top of LaLiga after a 2-0 victory in their clash against Mallorca
- Vinicius Junior put Real in the lead before Sergio Ramos’ brilliant free-kick
- Real are now level on points with Barcelona, while Mallorca are in 18th place
- Mallorca brought on Luca Romero; 15 year old is the youngest La Liga debutant
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Mallorca made history bringing on a 15-year-old, but it was old timer Sergio Ramos who proved his worth once again to lead Real Madrid back to the top of La Liga.
Vinicius Junior got them in front against struggling Mallorca and it was the captain who finished the job with a brilliant free-kick.
There are seven games left and on head-to-head goal difference Zinedine Zidane’s team are the leaders; they don’t look about to loosen their grip, either.
Sergio Ramos is delighted after his free-kick in the 56th minute made it 2-0 to Real Madrid
The centre-back scored in spectacular style as Real Madrid went top of the LaLiga table
Vinicius Junior celebrates after his goal put Real Madrid in the lead against Mallorca
The first half belonged to Vinicius. He was the reason why Madrid were 1-0 up at the break, he was also the reason why the home side were not 3-0 after 45 minutes.
His goal was his most difficult chance. Modric fed him wide left and he chipped Manolo Reina from a tight angle.
Before that he had tamely side-footed straight at the Mallorca keeper when well placed. And after the goal he was through again with the chance to slide the ball either side of Reina but he went once more for the audacious chip and the ball came back off the cross bar.
The talented young Brazilian showed impressive composure to finish in the 19th minute
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric competes for possession with Aleix Febas of Mallorca
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Valverde, Modric (Asensio 71); Bale (Isco 71), Hazard (Kroos 62), Vinicius Junior (Brahim Diaz 83); Benzema (Mariano 83)
Subs: Areola, Militao, Rodriguez, Hernandez, Marcelo, Altube, Rodrygo
Goals: Vinicius Junior 19, Ramos 56
Booked: Ramos, Modric, Mendy, Kroos
Mallorca: Reina; Valjent (Gamez 61), Raillo, Sedlar; Pozo, Mohammed (Romero 83), Febas (Sevilla 61), Lago (Salibur 70); Rodriguez, Kubo; Budimir (Hernandez 61)
Subs: Campos, Prats, Chavarria, Romeo, Sastre, Sene, Trajkovski, Parera
The Brazilian’s performance aside, Madrid were a little flat and Mallorca might even have got themselves back in it with both Ante Budimir and Baka going close.
Gareth Bale was starting his first match since the break but aside from testing Reina from distance…