Then, there was a wobble immediately before and after the World Cup break, in which they drew at home to Girona and lost at Rayo Vallecano and Villarreal, which saw them relinquish leadership of LaLiga. That also included a Spanish Super Cup final defeat to Barcelona. Now, they appear to have battled their way back into form, with a come-from-behind Copa del Rey win against Villarreal the catalyst for a run of four wins and a draw in five matches.
February is going to be a battle for survival more than anything. "Things are going to happen" in Mallorca vs Real MadridYou heard it here first (well, maybe second) from the Mallorca media team. What kind of things? We'll find out in 30 minutes or so! as. comPublicado a las: 05/02/202313:30CET JAVIER SORIANO / AFPReal Madrid: 2022-23 season so farReal Madrid’s season can be divided into three parts: the first couple of months, in which they barely dropped any points in LaLiga, defeated Barcelona in El Clásico and moved to the top of the table, as well as cruising through their Champions League group to spare.
comPublicado a las: 05/02/202314:24CET Real Madrid win another couple of corners but fail to threaten the Mallorca goal. as. comPublicado a las: 05/02/202314:22CET Real Madrid get in behind the Mallorca defence for the first time as Carvajal evades the attention of Costa. His cross is punched away for a corner by Ratkovic, which comes to nothing. as. comPublicado a las: 05/02/202314:21CET Mallorca have been right up for this so far and that goal will have put some extra gas in the tank for the next few minutes. Absolutely no time on the ball for the Real Madrid players. as. comPublicado a las: 05/02/202314:20CET A little reminder than Mallorca have won their last three home games 1-0... comPublicado a las: 05/02/202314:18CET A great start for Mallorca just got better! as.
as. comPublicado a las: 05/02/202314:47CET A cheer almost as big as the goal as Vinícius goes into the book for clipping Maffeo in the box. as. comPublicado a las: 05/02/202314:46CET Wow. Carvajal taking a ridiculous risk on the edge of his own box as he tries to go past Lee, with Costa also at close quarters. The Madrid defender loses the ball and is lucky to get away with just giving away a throw-in. comPublicado a las: 05/02/202314:45CET Valverde is next to try his luck from long range... also a yard or two over from 25 yards. Not happening for Madrid. as.
as. comPublicado a las: 05/02/202314:39CET A yellow for Galarreta as he holds the ball between his feet after being caught in possession by Valverde. Free-kick to Real Madrid. Here we go again... comPublicado a las: 05/02/202314:38CET Mallorca are still putting up lots of resistance but starting to give away more free-kicks inside their own half, which is a dangerous game. Not that Madrid have looked like taking advantage. Bizarre again from Asensio as he drills a low one towards the penalty area, which looked like a shot from about 40 yards but was easily blocked. as.
comPublicado a las: 05/02/202315:12CET Mallorca looking to consolidateA win today wouldn't be enough for Mallorca to move up in the league table, which seems harsh, but it would enable them to move nine points clear of the relegation zone, which will be their first objective. TMPWDL8RAY29198569OSA292085710MLL282084811CEL232065912ALM2219649as. comPublicado a las: 05/02/202315:07CET Barcelona sitting pretty in LaLiga, as things standLook away now, Real Madrid fans. Things do not look good, as it stands. If nothing changes, Los Blancos will be five points behind Barcelonahaving played a game more.
as. comPublicado a las: 05/02/202314:11CET A bit nervy from Lunin there as he takes a cross into the box at the second attempt. Did he have time to get his gloves on? I think so. as. comPublicado a las: 05/02/202314:10CET A great recovery from Camavinga as Rodríguez sets Maffeo away down the right. He looks favourite to get onto the ball in the box but the Frenchman slides in to stick out a leg and gets the ball. Risky but effective. as. comPublicado a las: 05/02/202314:09CET The first of what will surely be a bucketload of fouls on Vinícius by Rodriguez.
Yet they remain five points behind Barcelona, so they have to keep it going. comPublicado a las: 05/02/202313:28CET Real Madrid arrive at San Moix...... and don't they all look delighted to be there. comPublicado a las: 05/02/202313:19CET JAVIER GANDUL / DIARIO ASMallorca: 2022-23 season so farIn case you haven't been following Mallorca's season closely (I'm sure you knowledgeable folk have though), they are slap bang in the middle of the LaLiga table in 10th spot. It's fair to say that they've had their ups and downs this season; they took just one point from four matches at the start of October and then followed that up with a five wins in six games (which included two Copa del Rey ties against lower-league opposition).
comPublicado a las: 05/02/202314:14CET 10 minutes in and I'm not sure Mallorca keeper Rajkovic has touched the ball yet. as. comPublicado a las: 05/02/202314:14CET There's a good bit of needle in this game, if there is such a thing. After Vinícius got clattered early on, both he and Tchouméni have dished it out too, with poor Maffeo the victim. as. comPublicado a las: 05/02/202314:12CET Mallorca have flown out of the traps here, they're getting right into Madrid's faces.
comPublicado a las: 05/02/202313:42CET SOCCERReal Madrid: the fixtures calendar from hell beginsAs I mentioned earlier, veteran midfield duo Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are not in the Real Madrid starting line-up for today's game in Mallorca. And this is the main reason why. On Thursday, Carlo Ancelotti's men played the first of a possible 10 matches in 32 days, which will include LaLiga (obviously), a minimum of one and a maximum of two games at the FIFA Club World Cup, which they'll be leaving for after the game in Palma, and the Champions League, which starts back up again on 21 February (against Liverpool).
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