Saturday March 16, 2013 Day 28 Finished Bernabéu

Real Madrid 5 - 2 RCD Mallorca

  • Higuaín 15’, 57’
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 52’
  • Modric 54’
  • Benzema 90’
  • Nsue 6’
  • Alfaro 21’

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    Time:90'
    • Real Madrid
    • RCD Mallorca
    • 90+3' FULL TIME. Quite the response from Madrid as they bag four in the second half. Now they have a four-point advantage over Atleti in third. Mallorca, despite a brave effort, remain in the bottom three.
    • 90+2' GOAL! Real Madrid 5-2 Real Mallorca! Alonso feeds Higuain with a lovely pass and he turns the ball square for Benzema, who taps home.
    • 90+1' We will have two added minutes
    • 90' Madrid try to open up the visiting defence on two occasions but don't quite have the final ball.
    • 89' CHANCE FOR MALLORCA! Hemed can't get on the end of a low cross from the left. Agonising.
    • 88' Just going through the motions now as Madrid cruise towards victory after a dominant second-half performance. Credit to Mourinho, he didn't hang around and made two changes during the break, changing the game in the process.
    • 86' MALLORCA GO CLOSE! Pereira has a goal-bound shot blocked by Coentrao with Lopez committed! Fine defending from the Portuguese.
    • 85' From the corner, the ball comes out to Pepe and the defender hammers a wild shot off target from 30 yards.
    • 84' CHANCE FOR MADRID! Higuain makes a late run in behind to snaffle a loose ball and his shot is deflected behind for a corner, denying him the hat-trick - for now at least.
    • 83' A third change for Mallorca as Fontas replaces Tissone.
    • 81' A rare chance for Mallorca as Pina curls one wide of the post.
    • 79' The Madrid barrage continues as even Pepe gets in on the act, slamming a shot wide of the near post from all of 30 yards. The ball was moving plenty, just not in the required direction.
    • 78' A second change for Mallorca as Casadesus is replaced by Pereira.
    • 78' Ronaldo now drives down the left wing and pulls the ball back for Higuain. However, Bigas makes a crucial clearance from the centre of the goal.
    • 77' FINE SAVE! Aouate stretches out his right arm to get down and block a good effort from Ronaldo following a short pass from Modric. Madrid well on top now.
    • 76' Ronaldo threatens again as he has a shot blocked from inside the box for Madrid.
    • 75' Now Aouate, who has had a decent game despite conceding four, is forced to turn a shot from Ozil round the post as Madrid come forward again.
    • 74' MADRID GO CLOSE! Ozil with a fine cross from the left and Ronaldo tries to flick the ball in with the back of his heel. He catches Aouate in the process and the keeper needs a bit of attention.
    • 73' Now Hemed heads over the bar from a cross from the left as the substitute makes a nuisance of himself once again.
    • 72' Important interception from Ramos as he clears behind for a corner.
    • 70' Hemed, just on as a sub, loses Pepe with a neat turn and rifles in a good low shot that forces Lopez into a save at his near post.
    • 69' Ronaldo throws a hissy fit after a decision goes against him. His boot was very high when challenging with Tissone.
    • 67' CHANCE FOR MADRID! Lovely passing in the build-up as Ozil strokes a shot into the side netting from the right of the box. Close.
    • 66' A change for Mallorca as Nsue is replaced by Tomer Hemed.
    • 65' Giovani takes the free-kick but only succeeds in striking the top of the wall.
    • 64' Pina is down hurt after colliding into Pepe. He gets up gingery, as you would.
    • 62' Madrid make their third change as Kaka comes off to be replaced by Xabi Alonso.
    • 60' Stunning response from Madrid since they made two changes at the break. Mallorca have been unable to live with them in this second half. Will they ease off now?
    • 58' Three goals in five minutes for Madrid. Not bad.
    • 57' GOAL! Real Madrid 4-2 Real Mallorca! Nice work from Ozil as he hits the byline, turns and then plays a pass back for Higuain, who lifts the ball into the roof of the net. What a turnaround.
    • 57' Stat ffrom Infostrada: That was Cristiano Ronaldo's 350th career goal for club and country.
    • 56' Ronaldo slips in a pass for Higuain and Aouate prevents the striker from pulling the ball back into the centre of the goal as he knocks it behind for a corner.
    • 55' The ball was bouncing and Modric took it in his stride, lashing it home past Aouate. Even better than his goal against Manchester United.
    • 54' GOAL! Real Madrid 3-2 Real Mallorca! What a sensational strike from Modric! Hutton is robbed of the ball on the byline and after Mallorca clear, Modric runs onto the ball and smacks it into the top corner from 25-30 yards.
    • 52' GOAL! Real Madrid 2-2 Real Mallorca! Ronaldo gets his customary goal as he runs to the near post to meet a corner and directs a quite brilliant header down towards the far corner and in.
    • 50' Madrid could well be vulnerable at the back in this second half with one defender less. Pepe doesn't even seem to have dropped into the back four, which is now a back three.
    • 48' Bigas finds himself through on goal but as the ball drops from the sky he attempts an overhead kick and gets it wrong. He probably had time to chest it down.
    • 46' Karim Benzema has come on for Arbeloa. Madrid going for it. Ozil also on for Morata.
    • 46' KICK OFF!
    • 45+1' HALF TIME. Mallorca with a shock 2-1 lead thanks to goals from Nsue and Alfaro. Higuain has one back for Madrid but there's plenty for the home team to do.
    • 45' We will have one added minute.
    • 44' Madrid deliver a free-kick and Raphael Varane heads the ball off a Mallorca shirt and just over the bar. The corner comes in but Mallorca clear.
    • 42' HUTTON WITH A HEADER! He rises to meet the corner from the right and arches his back to direct the ball wide of the far post.
    • 41' Alfaro has a shot deflected wide of the far post as Mallorca win a corner...
    • 40' Ronaldo thunders his free-kick into the wall and then sees his follow-up blocked by a Mallorca arm. There was no intent on the part of Kevin though.
    • 39' Here come Madrid and Tissone is shown a yellow card as he clearly tugs back Ronaldo 20 yards from goal.
    • 37' Hutton chips in a poor cross for Mallorca from the right as Madrid go up the other end and Kaka sees a shot saved from range. It never looked to be troubling Aouate.
    • 36' Ramos appears to get a touch lucky as he pulls the shirt of Victor Casadesus. The Mallorca man doesn't get the decision - possibly as he was rather dramatic with his fall.
    • 35' Madrid have gone a bit flat in the past few minutes.
    • 34' Don't imagine that Jose Mourinho will be impressed by this from his side. The title may have gone, but the Madrid fans won't accept finishing behind Atleti.
    • 33' Now Ronaldo fails to get his head to a cross from the left as his difficult evening continues.
    • 31' Madrid haven't looked their usual selves today - a legacy of resting Alonso, Khedira and Ozil? That's the heart of their side ripped out.
    • 29' MADRID HIT THE BAR! Ronaldo looks like he is about to cry after hammering his shot off the top of the bar following a neat lay-off from Higuain.
    • 27' Ronaldo tries to pick out a white shirt in the box with a low cross but Mallorca clear their lines.
    • 26' Kaka is penalised for a kick from behind on Tomas Pina. It's been a very difficult game for Madrid so far.
    • 25' Ronaldo thumps the turf in frustration after being sent to ground.
    • 24' Madrid go close! Kaka plays a fine through-ball for Ronaldo and the forward, put under pressure by Hutton, lashes his shot off target from 12 yards or so.
    • 22' Superb spirit shown here by Mallorca. Few teams take the lead at the Bernabeu, let alone twice.
    • 21' GOAL! Real Madrid 1-2 Real Mallorca! Incredible! From the corner, Pedro Bigas gets his head to the ball and as the ball starts to fly wide, Alfaro sticks out his forehead to divert it past Lopez at the back post.
    • 20' Arbeloa is under pressure and turns the ball behind for a corner as Giovani snaps at his heels.
    • 19' Kevin plays a ball down the line after being fed by Fernando Tissone but gets the pass all wrong as he puts it out of play.
    • 18' Real Madrid with a free-kick but Modric's delivery is headed away by the first man.
    • 16' Mallorca threaten! A set-piece right up by the byline is taken short to Dos Santos, who sees his first-time effort deflect into the chest of Lopez.
    • 15' Excellent composure from Pepe, who laid the ball off just in time for Higuain.
    • 14' GOAL! Real Madrid 1-1 Real Mallorca! Luka Modric plays in Pepe with a gorgeous through-ball, though it should have been intercepted. Aouate races off his line and Pepe pokes the ball wide to Higuain, who despite claims of offside taps home for an equaliser.
    • 13' Ouch. Arbeloa appears to catch Alfaro right in the side of the head with an elbow. The Mallorca midfielder is down clutching his head.
    • 12' Ronaldo springs to life. After going shoulder to shoulder with Hutton he pulls out the stepovers and hits the byline with pace, pulling the ball back into the arms of the Mallorca keeper.
    • 11' Morata loses his man on the touchline with a clever manoeuvre but the subsequent cross is misdirected and doesn't cause Mallorca any trouble.
    • 10' Ronaldo in the thick of things. First he narrowly fails to find a team-mate with a cross and then he stoops to head the ball up into the air.
    • 9' Nothing comes of the set-piece for Madrid.
    • 8' Gonzalo Higuain gets in behind the defence and crosses for Alvaro Morata but Aouate turns the ball behind for a corner.
    • 7' A real turn-up for the books. Alvaro Arbeloa should have done more to prevent the cross from Dos Santos but it was a tremendous finish from Nsue.
    • 6' GOAL! Real Madrid 0-1 Real Mallorca! What a goal too! Dos Santos does superbly to get in a cross from the byline on the left and Emilio Nsue meets the ball with a firm header from 12 yards to put it right in the bottom corner and past Diego Lopez.
    • 5' Ronaldo gets his first shot away but it goes down the throat of Dudu Aouate and the keeper saves comfortably.
    • 3' Chance for Mallorca! Madrid back away from Gio Dos Santos and the Mexican lashes one over the bar from 20 yards out. As a former Barca player, he won't be getting a favourable reception tonight.
    • 2' Solid throw-in from Hutton, there, before he gives the ball away with a poor pass. A mixed start for the on-loan Aston Villa man.
    • 1' KICK OFF! Madrid attacking left to right.
    • 18:55 It's the match-up everyone wanted to see: Ronaldo v Hutton. How will the Scottish right-back fare against the second best player in the world? Ronaldo retains his place as Madrid rest stars like Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira.
    • 18:50 TEAMS: Real Madrid: Lopez, Arbeloa, Ramos, Varane, Coentrao, Pepe, Modric, Ronaldo, Kaka,Higuain, Morata. Subs: Adan, Carvalho, Marcelo, Khedira, Alonso, Ozil, Benzema. /// Mallorca: Aouate, Hutton, Nunes, Bigas, Kevin, Pina, Nsue, Dos Santos, Tissone, Alfaro, Casadesus. Subs: Calatayud, Conceicao, Rodriguez, Fontas, Navarro, Pereira, Hemed.
    • 18:45 Welcome to our live text commentary on the Liga game between Real Madrid and Real Mallorca. The hosts are looking to hold off third-placed Atletico Madrid and have a cushion of just one point. Leaders Barcelona are 13 points ahead.
  • Summary

    • 90+2' GOAL! Real Madrid 5-2 Real Mallorca! Alonso feeds Higuain with a lovely pass and he turns the ball square for Benzema, who taps home.
    • 86' MALLORCA GO CLOSE! Pereira has a goal-bound shot blocked by Coentrao with Lopez committed! Fine defending from the Portuguese.
    • 84' CHANCE FOR MADRID! Higuain makes a late run in behind to snaffle a loose ball and his shot is deflected behind for a corner, denying him the hat-trick - for now at least.
    • 74' MADRID GO CLOSE! Ozil with a fine cross from the left and Ronaldo tries to flick the ball in with the back of his heel. He catches Aouate in the process and the keeper needs a bit of attention.
    • 67' CHANCE FOR MADRID! Lovely passing in the build-up as Ozil strokes a shot into the side netting from the right of the box. Close.
    • 57' GOAL! Real Madrid 4-2 Real Mallorca! Nice work from Ozil as he hits the byline, turns and then plays a pass back for Higuain, who lifts the ball into the roof of the net. What a turnaround.
    • 54' GOAL! Real Madrid 3-2 Real Mallorca! What a sensational strike from Modric! Hutton is robbed of the ball on the byline and after Mallorca clear, Modric runs onto the ball and smacks it into the top corner from 25-30 yards.
    • 52' GOAL! Real Madrid 2-2 Real Mallorca! Ronaldo gets his customary goal as he runs to the near post to meet a corner and directs a quite brilliant header down towards the far corner and in.
    • 42' HUTTON WITH A HEADER! He rises to meet the corner from the right and arches his back to direct the ball wide of the far post.
    • 29' MADRID HIT THE BAR! Ronaldo looks like he is about to cry after hammering his shot off the top of the bar following a neat lay-off from Higuain.
    • 24' Madrid go close! Kaka plays a fine through-ball for Ronaldo and the forward, put under pressure by Hutton, lashes his shot off target from 12 yards or so.
    • 21' GOAL! Real Madrid 1-2 Real Mallorca! Incredible! From the corner, Pedro Bigas gets his head to the ball and as the ball starts to fly wide, Alfaro sticks out his forehead to divert it past Lopez at the back post.
    • 14' GOAL! Real Madrid 1-1 Real Mallorca! Luka Modric plays in Pepe with a gorgeous through-ball, though it should have been intercepted. Aouate races off his line and Pepe pokes the ball wide to Higuain, who despite claims of offside taps home for an equaliser.
    • 6' GOAL! Real Madrid 0-1 Real Mallorca! What a goal too! Dos Santos does superbly to get in a cross from the byline on the left and Emilio Nsue meets the ball with a firm header from 12 yards to put it right in the bottom corner and past Diego Lopez.
    • 3' Chance for Mallorca! Madrid back away from Gio Dos Santos and the Mexican lashes one over the bar from 20 yards out. As a former Barca player, he won't be getting a favourable reception tonight.
    • 18:50 TEAMS: Real Madrid: Lopez, Arbeloa, Ramos, Varane, Coentrao, Pepe, Modric, Ronaldo, Kaka,Higuain, Morata. Subs: Adan, Carvalho, Marcelo, Khedira, Alonso, Ozil, Benzema. /// Mallorca: Aouate, Hutton, Nunes, Bigas, Kevin, Pina, Nsue, Dos Santos, Tissone, Alfaro, Casadesus. Subs: Calatayud, Conceicao, Rodriguez, Fontas, Navarro, Pereira, Hemed.
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    Manager: José Mourinho

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    Manager: Gregorio Manzano

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