The Real Madrid He will arrive at the Clásico on Sunday at his best. After their European feat against PSG, this Monday they beat Mallorca (0-3) in a hard-fought match that was decided in the second half to leave the Whites with a great advantage in the League: 10 points over the second before receive FC Barcelona.
The Balearic team, far from closing in, went for the match and looked their rival in the eye at all times, nothing to go for the tie. A good combination between Vinícius and Benzema ended in a shot from the Frenchman, pBut Sergio Rico closed the angle well. And the local response came in a formidable pass from Oliván that Muriqi, alone and perhaps surprised, did not finish off with success.
The game was a constant back and forth, although with timid arrivals, and the duel between Maffeo and Vini was the highlight. The winger stopped the Brazilian as best he could, who claimed a red card for the defender for a hard tackle with his studs at knee height. The referee, ‘Salomonic’: yellow card for Vinícius for protesting.
Mallorca had it shortly before the break in a great offensive action. Nacho avoided Angel’s shot only against Courtois, but the ball reached Maffeo, whose forced shot hit the post.
The vermilion defense managed to stop each white attack, and the second half did not have too much of a good part for a Real Madrid without ideas. However, after the break the whites were a steamroller after opening the scoring. A serious error in the exit of the ball from Idrissu Baba He caused Valverde to steal, and Benzema had only to give the goal to Vinícius, who calmly defined against Sergio Rico.
Mallorca fell completely apart, as if the goal had already closed the game, and they turned without faith, leaving too many spaces that Ancelotti’s men took advantage of. A great play by Benzema ended Vinícius in a penalty, which transformed the Gaul to sentence. And the third was also from the madridista ‘9’, in a great header from a pass from Marcelo, who still has his glove. Madrid arrives at the Classic at its best moment, although with part of the war: it will probably be without Rodrygo, because Raíllo nailed him with the studs and the Brazilian had to retire in the arms of the doctors, and also Benzema had to withdraw due to some inconvenience.