Real Madrid had the ambition to continue an almost perfect start to the season in La Liga. The mission was announced in the ropes of the Madrilenians, authors of 4 victories and a draw, during the reception of Mallorca this Wednesday evening. For this 6th day, Carlo Ancelotti started Eduardo Camavinga for the first time since his transfer. The young midfielder started in this 4-2-3-1 alongside Valverde, Rodrygo, Asensio and Vinicius, in support of Benzema, alone at the top. Opposite, the islanders started the match with his young nuggets like Take Kubo, on loan from Real Madrid, but also Matt Hoppe and Kang-In Lee.
This meeting still promised to be unbalanced on paper and the start of the match was no exception to this trend. From the 3rd minute, Gaya let slip the leather in the position of last defender and slipped, leaving only Benzema to go and beat Reina, not exempt from any reproach either (1-0, 3rd). Picked cold, the Mallorcans responded with a shot from Kubo flush with the post (5th) but Madrid’s domination did not stop there with a direct corner hit by Asensio pushed back to his line by Reina (7th). After a big start, the pace did not fall as Lago Junior brushed the bar with a powerful shot (20th).
The great evening of Asensio
Already in legs, Asensio decided to be the big man of the evening. He took advantage of a strike from Rodrygo badly repulsed by the defense to score the goal of the break (2-0, 24th). The mass seemed said but Mallorca had not yet said its last word with the reduction of the score signed Kang-in Lee (2-1, 25th). A hope of short duration. In the process, Asensio scored a double following a very nice control oriented on a perfect discount from Benzema (3-1, 29th). With two goals ahead, Real Madrid gained confidence in this somewhat crazy meeting and obtained a lot of situations, without this time finding the same realism.
Mallorca’s defense first resisted this resumption of Asensio (36th), pushed back to its line by Valjent, then Reina was finally decisive in front of this low shot from Vinicius (45th). The second period started again on the same bases. After another failure by Vinicius despite an almost ready-made goal situation (48th), and the VAR which refused a new goal from Benzema (49th), Asensio converted a new offering from the French striker to afford a hat-trick (4 -1, 55th). The already very successful evening at Casa Blanca, led by a very good Camavinga, replaced by the hour mark, was still far from over.
Released to the ovations of an audience back at the Santiago Bernabéu, Asensio in turn gave way to Isco, thanking the audience, he who has been going through a complicated time for several months now. The party went on without him and obviously without Mallorca. Upon receiving a cross from Alaba, a Benzema quite happy to control the leather a little luckily managed to score with a counter strike which lobbed Reina (5-1, 78 ‘). Then it was Isco’s turn to reconcile with his team. Armband around the arm after the exit of Benzema, the attacking midfielder found the net in La Liga for the first time since February 2020 (6-1, 84th). The evening was good in Madrid, leader with two points ahead of the Colchoneros.
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