Real Madrid vs Mallorca: Rodrigo propelled Real Madrid to a 4-1 win against Mallorca with a fine goal to help ensure they get off to a good start to the season.
Mallorca surprised Madrid with a 35th-minute header from Vedat Muricci before Fede Valverde brought both sides level with a thunderbolt from the edge of the field.
Vinicius Junior ended a move initiated by Brazil international Rodrigo in the 72nd minute before Rodrigo himself made an excellent singles effort.
Antonio Rudiger put more shine on the win when he got at the end of a Toni Kroos free-kick in stoppage time – meaning Carlo Ancelotti’s side have now won their first five league games and their first seven games in all competitions. live.
Madrid was without Karim Benzema after his injury against Celtic in the Champions League and his toothlessness was visible in the first half as he was largely confined to shots from a distance.
Muriqi tested Thibaut Courtois in the opening minutes of the game, and the striker put the visitors forward when he appeared unmarked at the back post for a free-kick from Kang-in Lee.
But Valverde scored a sensational equalization in stoppage time of the first half when he made a quick run from his own half before making a fierce shot with his left boot from the edge of the field.
Mallorca turned down a golden opportunity to regain the lead in the 64th minute when substitute Clement Grenier returned in place of teammate Antonio Sanchez, who scored from close range.
And he regretted that when Rodrigo made a wise run forward and took off Mallorca keeper Predrag Rajkovic for Vinicius to deliver a delicate finish.
Rodrigo then ensured victory with a brilliant run in the 89th minute, leaving behind two defenders and leaving Rajkovic behind.
Rudiger still had time to score his first goal for Real, however, as he took full advantage of a pinpoint delivery from Kroos.