Real Madrid come from behind to beat Mallorca to maintain good winning start
At the Bernabeu, Real Madrid overcame a deficit to defeat Mallorca and keep their perfect season record intact.
Vedat Muriqi’s backpost header from Lee Kang-cross in’s gave Mallorca the lead against the odds.
Federico Valverde’s superb drive from the outskirts of the box gave Real Madrid the lead back in the last seconds of the opening half.
Following a run by Rodrygo, who scored an outstanding individual goal, Vinicius Jr. gave them the lead with a composed finish, and Antonio Rudiger added a fourth with a volley.
The German defender’s goal in the third minute of stoppage time was his first since joining Real Madrid on a free transfer in the summer when his contract with Chelsea expired.
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The team led La Liga at the beginning of the weekend under Carlo Ancelotti, but when Barcelona defeated Cadiz 4-0 on Saturday, Real Madrid reclaimed the top spot.
Karim Benzema, a forward for the defending Spanish champions who have 15 points from five games, was sidelined on Tuesday because of a thigh injury he sustained during the team’s 3-0 Champions League victory at Celtic.
The France international is expected to miss both the derby at Atletico Madrid on Sunday and the home European encounter against RB Leipzig on Wednesday due to an injury.