Mallorca 1-2 Real Madrid: Higuain, Callejon great-finish
Real Madrid had come under pressure when left behind in the trip at home to Mallorca. But Jose Mourinho's team managed to reverse the situation and come out as winners.
In the Spanish League continued at Estadio Son Moix, Sautrday (14/01/2012), Madrid winning 2-1 over the host. Gonzalo Higuain goals reply to Tomer Hemed, and Jose Callejon El Real ensure victory in the last five minutes.
This victory makes Iker Casillas et al still give distances in Barcelona in second place. Of the 18 games they bagged 46 points, eight points ahead of Barca, who will face Real Betis on Sunday evening.
Madrid plays his first round with the bad. In the 10th minute they almost conceded an attack that was built from Mallorca. From a cross Hemed, Victor Casadesus successful past Casillas with his heel, but the ball was still rolling on the side of the goal.
Two minutes later another stab Mallorca to Madrid penalty box, before Casadesus fell after a duel with Lassana Diarra. Kubu Los Bermellones requested a penalty, but the referee ignored him.
Mallorca continues to look dangerous, and again had the opportunity in the 28th minute. Hemed made it through Sergio Ramos, but ultimately did not meet with a touch of the target area, thin-wide in the goalkeeper Casillas.
Hemed then broke the score at minute 39. Starting from short Korner, Gonzalo Castro off a cross into the penalty box, and Hemed diving header which goalkeeper dismantle Los Blancos.
Madrid's chances in the first round is very limited, except through a volley Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo free kick. The most dangerous is when Ramos kick from Xabi Alonso's free kick hit the crossbar.
In the second half Mourinho put Higuain and pull out Diarra. In the 59th minute he also took off Kaka and Fabio Coentrao to the field, replacing Alvaro Arbeloa and Marcelo.
Also began to improve their game. Benzema in action by receiving feedback from Mesut Oezil mature, but his hard shot flew over the crossbar. Kaka also almost scored in the 70th minute, before the kick by goalkeeper Dudu Aouate.
Two minutes later, Madrid sought goal that is created. Oezil become an architect with his ball Sodoran to Higuain, who then managed to pass them into the Mallorca goal. Score changed to 1-1.
Madrid got momentum, and Ronaldo put pressure kick hard, but it was wide. Ramos even put the ball in the ball from Alonso, but the referee judged offside.
In 85 minutes to a maximum momentum when Callejon managed to break the host's goal. Spain striker fired a cross that is unable to reach goalkeeper Aouate, and making El Real won 2-1.
Mallorca: Dudu Aouate, Ivan Ramis, Chico, Pablo Caceres, Pablo Lopez Cendros, Joao Joao Victor Victor, Fernando Tissone (Alfaro 87), Gonzalo Castro, Pereir aM, Tomer Hemed, (Marvin Ogunjimi 64), Victor Casadesus (Jose Luis Marti 84)
Real Madrid: Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo (Fabio Coentrao 59), Álvaro Arbeloa (Kaka 59), Xabi Alonso, Lassana Diarra (Gonzalo Higuain 45), Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Maria Callejon, Karim Benzema, Mesut Oezil