Real Madrid vs. Mallorca: La Liga Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Real Madrid recovered from trailing 2-1 to thump Mallorca 5-2 on Saturday night at the Bernabeu.
Goals from Emilio Nsue and Alejandro Alfaro, either side of a Gonzalo Higuain effort, helped the Islanders into a one goal lead at the break.
Karim Benzema and Mesut Ozil were introduced at half time though, and Los Blancos set about making amends for a slack first 45 minutes.
Cristiano Ronaldo leveled the scored, a Luka Modric wonder goal edged Madrid in front and Higuain and Benzema scored tap-ins to put a comfortable gloss on the scoreline.
La Liga; Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Real Madrid 5-2 Mallorca (Higuain 2, Ronaldo, Modric, Benzema - Nsue. Alfaro)
Real Madrid: Diego Lopez; Arbeloa (Benzema), Varane, Sergio Ramos, Coentrao; Pepe, Modric; Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka (Alonso), Morata (Ozil); Higuain
Mallorca: Aouate; Hutton, Nunes, Bigas, Kevin; Tissone (Fontas), Pina; Nsue (Hemed), Alfaro, Dos Santos; Victor (Pereira)
90 - A great pass from Alonso frees Ozil who squares for Benzema to roll home... And that's that, full time at the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid 5-2 Mallorca
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL DE BENZEMA!
88 - Fair to say both teams are settled on the result now, it looks like the 15 minute blitz by Madrid at the beginning of the second half will prove the difference after 90...
...barring a miracle.
86 - How did that not go in? Great chance for Mallorca with Lopez missing but Sergio Ramos makes a good block to keep the score at 4-2.
84 - Modric drives from 30 yards again, this one goes just over. You can't score 'em all Luka!
83 - Ronaldo tries his luck from distance again. It's not troubling anyone but does deflect for a corner.
Barcelona loanee Fontas is then introduced, replacing Tissone, to a chorus of whistles from the crowd who acknowledge his La Blaugrana background.
82 - Mallorca attack down the right, but can't quite muster up any form of delivery or threat to cause the concern they did in the first half. Still 4-2.
78 - Another change for Mallorca. Michael Pereira replaces Victor.
77 - Another good save from Aouate. This time it was Cristiano Ronaldo trying his luck on the turn from 20 yards.
75 - Now Mesut Ozil with a shot. The German has been good since his introduction at half time, his shot from the edge of the box was pushed behind for a corner - which came to nothing.
74 - Another chance for five. Ozil delivers a dangerous ball across the face of the goal and only brave 'keeping from Aouate keeps it at four.
70 - Chance for Mallorca. Tomer Hemed, just introduced, cuts in onto his left foot but his shot is save by Diego Lopez at his near post.
68 - Ramos with a chance now! The Spanish defender heading just wide - what an onslaught this second half has been.
66 - Madrid almost in again, great interception from Bigas halts an encouraging move though. Los Blancos regroup and Mesut Ozil fires into the side netting. It could have been five.
66- Mallorca make their first change. Goal scorer Emilio Nsue is replaced by Tomer Hemed.
62 - Madrid make their final change - Xabi Alonso replaces Kaka for the last 30 minutes.
60 - What a turnaround in these opening 15 minutes. Madrid have been, and continue to be, rampant. Mallorca's confidence is surely shattered.
57 - Things are getting out of hand. Mesut Ozil drops the ball back across the face of goal and Higuain fires it into the roof of the net - he won't get two easier finishes more often than he has tonight! 4-2.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL DE HIGUAIN!
55 - It's taken just 10 second half minutes for Real Madrid to turn it around. The ball dropped to Luka Modric about 25 yards out and he smashed the ball into the top corner.
After his strike against Manchester United, and now this one, is Modric at last turning up to the Madrid party?
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLAZO DE MODRIC!
52 - It's a night for headers. This time it's Cristiano Ronaldo who gets in on the act, heading home from a corner to bring the score level at 2-2.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL DE RONALDO!
48 - Great chance for Bigas! Inside the six yard box his acrobatic effort fails to even hit the target - that was a really good chance for Mallorca to make it three.
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