Real Madrid reclaims top spot in La Liga after goals from Vinicius Jr and Sergio Ramos see them go back top of the laliga table.
Vinicius Junior opened the scoring for Real Madrid–a play whose sequence started with a non-call on a potential Dani Carjaval foul, only for Luka Modrić to slip the Brazilian teenager a pass and for him to chip the goalkeeper, Ramos’s well strucked free kick effectively put the result to rest.
Zinedine Zidane’s side started the night three points behind Barcelona after the Catalans beat Athletic Club 1-0 at Camp Nou on Tuesday courtesy of a goal from Ivan rakitic , zidane picked an attacking line-up for this match.
The result puts the capital club back ahead of defending champions Barcelona on their head-to-head record with a trip to face Espanyol up next for Zidane’s men. The Spanish title race looks set to go down to the wire.
Casemiro was out through suspension, which allowed the Madrid coach picked Vinicius, Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale along with striker Karim Benzema.
Mallorca’s best chance of the second-half fell to Ante Budimir, but his close-range header was saved by Courtois, before the hosts played out a comfortable victory but there was still time for league history to be made, with Luka Romero’s who is Argentine but was born in Mexico and is nicknamed the ‘Mexican Messi’, came on to make his debut and become the youngest player in LaLiga history, breaking an 80-year-old record.