Mallorca vs Real Madrid: Los Blancos drop to 2nd spot after surprise defeat

Mallorca vs Real Madrid: Los Blancos drop to 2nd spot after surprise defeat

- Mallorca vs Real Madrid ended 1-0 in favour of the home side at Son Moix Stadium

- Lago Junior netted the only goal of the match with a curler in the 7th minute

- Alvaro Odriozola was sent off in the 66th minute for a second bookable offence

Mallorca vs Real Madrid saw Los Blancos suffer their first defeat in La Liga 2019-20 campaign on Saturday night, October 19, Son Moix Stadium.

A result that saw Real Madrid drop to the second spot behind defending champions Barcelona.

Belgium shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois was in goal for Real Madrid as the pair of Luka Jovic, Eder Militao made the starting XI for the first time this campaign, while Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard were not listed for the match.

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Seven minutes after hostilities commenced, Mallorca broke the deadlock through Lago Junior, who curled his effort into the far corner from the edge of the box.

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Real Madrid defence line struggled to keep Mallorca away from their danger zone as Militao and captain Sergio were not finding the pressure funny.

Karim Benzema came close to equalizing with an effort on the 27 minutes but the Frenchman’s goal-bound chip could only kiss the crossbar, with scores still in favour of the hosts.

After the restart, Mallorca continued asking questions through Lago Junior and company, but Los Blancos held on.

Zinedine Zidane brought on Rodrygo and Federico Valverde for Jovic and Isco after 66 minutes, with the intention for a comeback, but tragedy struck as Alvaro Odriozola was sent off for a second bookable offence.

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Interestingly, in the final minutes of the contest Mallorca attempted more forward play, but Courtois was spot on to save their attempts, with the scores remaining at 1-0 at the end of proceedings.

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Legit.ng reported earlier that Eden Hazard is one of Real Madrid top stars that is missing from the squad for La Liga clash against Mallorca on Saturday night, October 19, at Iberostar Stadium.

The encounter will see Spanish league leader’s battle a struggling Mallorca with the former Chelsea star among top stars missing, with reports claiming Belgian was excused after the birth of his fourth child.

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