Real Madrid vs. Mallorca: 5 Things We Learned

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Real Madrid vs. Mallorca: 5 Things We Learned
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Real Madrid recovered from trailing 2-1 to thump Mallorca 5-2 on Saturday night at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Emilio Nsue was allowed too much time, heading into Diego Lopez's bottom corner and giving the visitors the lead inside the first 10 minutes.

Good work from Luka Modric led to Gonzalo Higuain equalizing before another free header, this time from Alejandro Alfaro, restored Mallorca's advantage before halftime.

Karim Benzema and Mesut Ozil were introduced during the interval, and Madrid set about a 15-minute blitz that turned the game on its head.

First Cristiano Ronaldo brought the scores level, and then Luka Modric, from all of 25 yards, fired Los Blancos into 3-2 lead.

Minutes later, Higuain added his second of the night and, in doing so, killed off any hopes of a Mallorca comeback.

Benzema added the fifth in stoppage time, but not before both sides had missed a number of chances.

Read on for five lessons from the end-to-end clash in the Spanish capital...

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