FULL TIME: Real Madrid 6-1 Real Mallorca
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This has been an excellent display from Real Madrid. While they showed some defensive vulnerability in the first half, they have simply blown away their opponents here!
There will be four minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the match.
End-to-end stuff! First, Jovic has a powerful header saved after a Santos cross. Then Courtois comes to Real Madrid's rescue to make a one-on-one save from Sanchez!
Ancelotti has Real Madrid playing with a lot of fluidity in the final third of the pitch at the moment, but there’s no doubt they can still be exposed in the defending areas.
Real Madrid have now scored at least twice in eight of their last nine home matches. Of course, some of those home matches were played at the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano in Valdebebas. They look so dangerous.
There is a growing sense that this season’s La Liga title race will be between the two big capital clubs, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, with Barcelona struggling for form.
This has been a remarkable show of strength from Real Madrid. They have been incredible. Ancelotti's team have made a very strong start to the season. They look very good!
- GoalIscoReal Madrid
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 6 (84 mins - Isco) Real Mallorca 1. Isco has the ball in the back of the net, but this goal is all about Vinicius! The Brazilian made a run in behind, drives into the back and sets up his teammate for a simple finish into the bottom corner rather than taking on the shot himself!
- OffNachoReal Madrid
- OnSergio SantosReal Madrid
Now Santos comes on for his Real Madrid debut. What a night for the youngster!
- OffKarim BenzemaReal Madrid
- OnLuka JovicReal Madrid
Benzema comes off after scoring his second of the night and is replaced by Jovic.
- GoalKarim BenzemaReal Madrid
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 5 (79 mins - Karim Benzema) Real Mallorca 1. It's ANOTHER goal for Benzema! The Frenchman controlled a pass over the top on his back, got the shot away on the spin and two deflections took it up and over Reina in the Real Mallorca goal. Los Blancos have a 5-1 lead!
Hazard has traditionally played his best football off the left wing, but the Belgian is playing well through the middle for Real Madrid. That’s where he can partner with Benzema.
Another positive for Real Madrid in the early part of the season has come in the form of Hazard. After so many injuries and fitness issues, the Belgian is finally contributing on the pitch! He's been rested tonight.
Vinicius Junior has scored five goals in his last five Real Madrid games, as many as in his previous 59 games before that. The Brazilian is in the form of his life at the moment!
Vazquez has also been introduced for Rodrygo for the final 20 minutes or so.
Asensio comes off to be replaced by Isco and the hat trick hero gets a standing ovation.
It’s not just that Benzema has his shooting boots on in front of goal, it’s that so much of Real Madrid’s attacking play flows through him. Is he Europe’s best centre forward right now?
Close to a second! A short freekick saw a ball break for Junior inside the box, but the Real Mallorca forward scuffs his shot and the effort dribbles across goal and wide of the post.
Nacho joins Rodrygo in the book after a late tackle.
Even though he didn’t score or assist, it could be argued that Camavinga made his biggest impact coming off the bench against Valencia. He completely changed the tone of the match.
Camavinga has made quite the impact since signing for Real Madrid on transfer deadline day. Indeed, the young Frenchman scored on his debut and then assisted on his second game.
- OffEduardo CamavingaReal Madrid
- OnAntonio BlancoReal Madrid
Blanco is Real Madrid's first change and Camavinga is off to a standing ovation.
- OffMatthew HoppeRCD Mallorca
- OnAbdón PratsRCD Mallorca
And Prats is also on for the visiting team to the Santiago Bernabeu.
- OffAleix FebasRCD Mallorca
- OnAntonio SánchezRCD Mallorca
A change for the away side with Sanchez on for Real Mallorca.
One of the biggest decisions Ancelotti has made has been to favour attack over defence. He has recognised where this Real Madrid team are strongest and has leaned into that strength.
- GoalMarco AsensioReal Madrid
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 4 (56 mins - Marco Asensio) Real Mallorca 1. There's the hat trick! What a night for Asensio who has reminded everyone what an incredible talent he is! Benzema burst forward, waiting for Asensio to arrive and the Spain international fired home from 20 yards out!
PICTURE: Asensio has a brace
Rodrygo goes down! Nacho gets the cross into the middle, Rodrygo hits the turf and looks to the referee. The Brazilian believes he was dragged to the ground at the near post.
GOAL DISALLOWED! Benzema had the ball in the back of the net after good work by Rodrygo down the right wing, but the goal is chalked off after a VAR review. They spotted a trip on Sastre.
VAR check... the officials are taking a look at this. There might have been a kick from Benzema on Sastre before he finished off the move. There didn't look to be much in that!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 4 (50 mins - Karim Benzema) Real Mallorca 1. It's that man again! Rodrygo races down the right side, beats his man and plays the low ball into Benzema who makes no mistake in slamming home the finish! That was just too easy for Real Madrid who are cruising!
CHANCE FOR VINICIUS... saved! So close to being a fourth goal for Real Madrid. Vinicius' first touch was excellent, he looked to have done the tough bit, but he shoots straight at Reina!
Benzema is currently in incredible form. With a goal and an assist against Valencia, the Frenchman has now had a direct hand in 13 goals in his first six league games of the season.
An early booking at the start of the second half and it's shown to Camavinga.
- OffTakefusa KuboRCD Mallorca
- OnIddrisu BabaRCD Mallorca
This is a surprising one - Kubo has been taken off and he's replaced by Baba!
The second half is under way! Real Madrid have a 3-1 lead over Real Mallorca in this La Liga fixture.
HALF TIME: Real Madrid 3-1 Real Mallorca. Four goals in the first half and you can't really complain about that as a neutral. More of the same in the second period, please!
Reina saves! The Real Mallorca goalkeeper has been busy in this first half and he is called upon once more to make a save at the feet of Vinicius Junior who burst through.
There will be two minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the first half.
Straight at the keeper! Benzema drives forward, plays the pass to Asensio, but his shot is straight at Reina. He is going for his hat trick and you wouldn't bet against him getting it!
Ancelotti will surely be pleased with what he has seen from his Real Madrid team in this first half even if they have had some defensive vulnerabilities. They look so dangerous.
Hoppe is down in the Real Madrid penalty area. The American striker needs some medical treatment, but it seems that he will be fine to continue after he's received that.
Rodrygo is through... offside! Just for a moment, it appeared the Brazilian forward had been played through on goal, but the flag is raised and that was the correct decision.
Can Real Mallorca find a way back into this match before the half time interval? They have already found the back of the net once and they look dangerous in the final third.
PICTURE: Real Madrid are playing with potency!
That could have been the hat trick! A big chance for Asensio to grab his third of the match with Benzema nodding back across goal, but the block was made by the defender!
Toni Kroos is also sidelined for Real Madrid at the moment. While Camavinga and Valverde offer something different in midfield, they don’t bring the sort of control the German does.
Bale has been given another chance to prove his worth for Real Madrid after a season on loan at Tottenham Hotspur. However, the Welsh winger is currently out with an injury.
Four goals in 30 minutes of this match! Both teams are looking to attack as soon as they get the ball and that is making for a very interesting contest. There's still an hour left of this!
- GoalMarco AsensioReal Madrid
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 3 (29 mins - Marco Asensio) Real Mallorca 1. Real Madrid have restored their two-goal cushion and Asensio has his second of the night! Benzema played a wonderful pass around the corner for his teammate and the Spain international finishes against his former club!
PICTURE: It's been a good contest!
Well, it's fair to say this has been an entertaining first half at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid have scored twice, but the response from the away side has been impressive.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 2 Real Mallorca 1 (25 mins - Lee Kang In). What an incredible goal and Real Mallorca are back in this immediately! Kang In Lee just kept running and running and running until he got into the Real Madrid box and guided a left-footed finish into the back of the net past Courtois.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 2 (24 mins - Marco Asensio) Real Mallorca 0. It's a second goal for the home side and Asensio grabs it! Rodrygo got to the byline, turned back, played the cross into the middle, the ball bounced off Reina, landed at the feet of Asensio who prodded home the finish from a tight angle.
Looking at the replays of that last Real Mallorca chance, the shot from Junior wasn't far away at all! Courtois was beaten by the effort. He wasn't about to make that save!
A dangerous cross! There were some half-hearted claims for a penalty kick from Real Madrid after Benzema failed to make contact with an excellent cross from Gutierrez.
Big chance for Junior! An excellent backheel flick by Kubo sets Junior through on goal, but the Real Mallorca forward could only send his low strike wide of the near post! Poor attempt.
Meanwhile, Real Mallorca have failed to win 19 of their last 21 away matches in the league. They are a strong team, but their best form tends to come in front of their own supporters.
The omens are good for Real Madrid here - they are undefeated in their last 23 La Liga matches and have won nine of their last 11 home games against Mallorca in all comps.
PICTURE: Benzema is on fire!
Atletico Madrid’s comeback win over Getafe last night means Real Madrid kick off this evening one point off top spot, but they will move back to the top with a win here.
Real Madrid come into this match on the back of an incredible comeback victory over Valencia at the weekend which put them on top of La Liga after five rounds of games.
Real Mallorca have made a decent start to the 2021/22 La Liga campaign. They have won two of the five matches they have played and drawn another two. Not easy to beat!
PICTURE: Alaba starts for Real Madrid
Asensio from the corner! Real Madrid very nearly score a second straight from a corner with Asensio coming close to whipping it in! However, Reina makes the save to deny him!
KUBO... wide! That was a decent chance for the on-loan Real Madrid player to score against his parent club! Kubo surged into the penalty box, but sends his effort wide of the far post!
Well, that was quick. Benzema took the chance well, but let's be honest - it was the slip by Gaya that created the goalscoring opportunity for the home side. The hosts have the lead.
- GoalKarim BenzemaReal Madrid
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 1 (3 mins - Karim Benzema) Real Mallorca 0. It has taken Real Madrid just three minutes to open the scoring and it's Benzema who has found the back of the net! A slip in defence allowed the Frenchman through on goal and he slides a low finish into the far corner!
What will tonight’s match at the Santiago Bernabeu produce? Real Madrid are naturally the strong favourites to claim all three points, but Real Mallorca could cause them problems.
The match is under way! It's Real Madrid against Real Mallorca in this La Liga fixture!
Okay, here we go. We are about to get under way in this late night La Liga fixture in the Spanish capital!
The players are about to emerge for this La Liga fixture which is being played at 10pm local time! Night owls in the Spanish capital!
Not long until kick off at the Santiago Bernabeu, which is hosting its second match of the season,
Asensio also starts! Camavinga isn't the only notable name in the Real Madrid starting lineup. There's also a place for Marco Asensio who starts for the first time this season!
I'm Graham Ruthven and you can catch me on Twitter ahead of the match to let me know your thoughts. Can Real Mallorca cause a shock in the Spanish capital? Tweet me - @grahamruthven!
Camavinga starts! Summer signing Eduardo Camavinga has been rewarded for his good start to life as a Real Madrid player with a place in the lineup this evening. He's been very good.
TEAM NEWS: Real Madrid - Courtois, Nacho, Militao, Alaba, Miguel Gutierrez, Camavinga, Modric, Asensio, Rodrygo, Vinicius, Benzema. /// Real Mallorca - Reina, Sastre, Valjent, Gaya, Brian Olivan, Baba, Battaglia, Febas, Lago Junior, Kang In, Hoppe.
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