Africa Football prediction Real Madrid on its knees in Palma, Barca is the new leader
The Real Madrid team suffered their first defeat in La Liga this season after a 0-1 loss to Majorca in a ninth-round duel played at Palma. Lago Junior scored the only goal in the seventh minute. The Whites played the final quarter of the match in reduced form after a second yellow card by Alvaro Odriosola.
Real Madrid`s loss allowed the Barcelona champion to take the top spot. Next week Barcelona and Real Madrid are due to play at Camp Nou, but the duel has been postponed and probably both teams will have no official matches next weekend.
James Rodriguez and Isco were given a chance to perform in the absence of the undiscovered Luca Modric and Toni Kroos. Eder Militao stood in the center of defense next to Sergio Ramos. Zinedine Zidane released two central strikers: Karim Benzema and Luka Jovic.
Son Mosh`s duel kick kicked in just over a minute of playing time. Alvaro Odriosola advanced to the right, passed to Isco, who kicked the ground and did not hamper goalkeeper Manolo Reina.
In the seventh minute the hosts realized a hit after a quick action. Lago Junior got to the left, advanced, feinting Odryosol and firing elegantly towards the far corner. Thibault Courtois plotted but failed to reach the ball - 1:0.
In the 14th ball for the second time fell into the net behind Courtois. This time the side referee raised the flag for an ambush and the score remained 1:0. Otherwise, the protection of the `whites` again bent and Budimir was dropped.
In the 16th Odriosola covered the ambush, Lago Junior centered on the right, and Budimir tried attractively to point the fifth at the net. It did not work, but again a `light bulb` in defense of the guests. In the 25th, Vinisius Junior freed himself, found a shooting position, but his shot from 17 meters was not precise. Two minutes later, James Rodriguez brought out Benzema, who elegantly passed the goalkeeper but was out of luck and the ball bounced off the crossbar.
Los Merenges started the second part with a high press. The Balearic team was seriously hampered in trying to bring the game out. However, from this assertive play, at the beginning, no great head danger emerged. In the 58th, Ante Budimir wedged himself between Militao and Odriosola and shot dangerously with his head. Courtois was taken in stride and was lucky that the targeting was not precise.
In the 64th, Sergio Ramos fired over a beam from a 23-meter free kick. In the middle of the second half Zidane played Rodrigo and Federico Valverde. In the game analyzed by dr congo fixtures and standings
for Mallorca, however, appeared Takefusa Kubo, which is owned by Real Madrid. In the 69th Rodrigo was given absolute freedom on the right flank. However, he took too long and chose to pass and his pass was cut off.
In the 83rd reserve, Braim Diaz was detained in the penalty area, but the judge decided that was not enough for a penalty. Until the end, attempts to level Real were limited in the center, which did not lead to dangerous hits.
The next meeting of the Madrid team is a visit to Istanbul in an attempt to win the Champions League first.
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