Real Mallorca 1-0 Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane's unbeaten start ended by Mallorca | Football News 1

Barcelona take high spot after Real’s shock defeat

Real Madrid’s unbeaten league start was ended as they had been surprised 1-0 by promoted Real Mallorca.

Barcelona’s 3-Zero win at Eibar earlier within the day had relegated Real to second place, and Zinedine Zidane’s aspect did not reclaim high spot as Lago Junior’s seventh-minute strike proved decisive.

Real’s distress was accomplished 17 minutes from time when right-back Alvaro Odriozola was despatched off for a second bookable offence.

Odriozola had been strolling a tightrope from the 19th minute, and he slipped off it when he foolishly challenged Lago Junior and left Real one man quick.

Mallorca needed to defend for lengthy durations, particularly within the second half as a white-shirted wave got here in direction of them, however Real lacked a leading edge and infrequently examined residence goalkeeper Manolo Reina.

It was Mallorca’s finest win since their promotion from the Segunda Division and moved them out of the relegation spots and into 14th place.

Real had been with out injured trio Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, and summer season signing Eden Hazard was additionally lacking after his spouse had given delivery.

So Luka Jovic made his first league start in practically a month to affix Karim Benzema in assault. Isco examined Mallorca goalkeeper Reina with an early effort however Real had been quickly behind.

Odriozola allowed Lago Junior to chop inside him onto his proper foot and curl a splendid shot previous Thibaut Courtois – his first La Liga objective coming two seasons after he was taking part in within the third tier for Malaga.

Mallorca thought they’d doubled their lead after 14 minutes when Ante Budimir drove residence however the assistant referee had appropriately flagged for offside.

Real dominated because the half wore on with Benzema placing the crossbar from shut vary and Reina holding Marcelo’s highly effective 20-yard shot.

Mallorca despatched on full-back Lumor Agbenyenu for the second half and he tried his luck from distance inside 30 seconds, his rising shot simply clearing Courtois’ crossbar.

But the sample of the primary half was quickly re-established as Real arrange camp in Mallorca territory.

Reina held Benzema’s deflected strike and Sergio Ramos despatched a 25-yard free-kick over the bar.

However, Real usually lacked composure across the fringe of the penalty space as Mallorca bought our bodies across the ball.

Real had been nonetheless struggling to create clear-cut probabilities when Odriozola dived in to cease Lago Junior to obtain his second yellow card.

Reina needed to accumulate Eder Militao’s header when James Rodriguez floated a free kick right into a crowded penalty space.

But, in fact, Mallorca noticed out the closing levels in consolation and effectively value their unlikely victory.

Elsewhere in La Liga

Atletico Madrid stay fourth, three factors behind Barcelona and one adrift of shock package deal Granada after drawing 1-1 at residence in opposition to Valencia.

Diego Costa’s first-half penalty, after the video assistant referee adjudged Valencia midfielder Denis Cheryshev to have dealt with, was cancelled out by Daniel Parejo’s good late free kick.

Valencia’s South Korea midfielder Lee Kang-in was despatched off in stoppage time after his yellow card, for his problem on Carlos Soler, was upgraded to a crimson by VAR.

Getafe registered their third straight win in all competitions because of ahead Angel Rodriguez’s second-half double in a 2-Zero residence victory in opposition to Leganes.


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