La Liga

August 29, 2010



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Real Madrid

La Liga

19:00 +00:00, August 29, 2010

Iberostar Estadi

Referee: David Fernández Borbalán

  • 93'

    For Michael Laudrup, a fantastic start to his Mallorca career. Debutant Jonathan De Guzman starred for the home side, and he looks to be a very good free transfer.

  • 93'

    An unconvincing performance from Mourinho's Real Madrid. They struggled to create chances, and Ronaldo was the only player who carried any goal threat.

  • 93'

    FULL TIME Real Mallorca claim a deserved draw as Real Madrid stutter on the opening day.

  • 92'

    Diarra trips Ruben and that may well be enough for Mallorca.

  • 92'

    The corner is cleared, but Perreira loses possession. The ball eventually falls to Benzema inside the penalty area. His shot is poor and the chance is wasted. Can Mallorca hang on?

  • 91'

    A Ronaldo cross falls to the feet of Ozil. As he sets himself to shoot Nunes clears for a corner.

  • 90'


  • 88'

    Mesut Ozil is stopped by the flag as once again the Real Mallorca offside trap proves successful. They've defended excellently.

  • 87'

    Cendros yellow carded for a tough challenge on Ronaldo.

  • 86'

    Nearly a dream debut goal for De Guzman! Tomas Pina plays the ball into the debutant, but his shot is closed down.

  • 85'

    The corner is cleared as far as Ozil. His cross from deep is met by Khedira who beats Aouate to the ball only to see his header bounce wide.

  • 84'

    Cendros with a last ditch interception to stop a Benzema cross reaching Higuain. Real Madrid corner...

  • 83'

    Aouate denies Higuain once again! The ball comes into Ronaldo, he turns and plays in Higuain. Through one on one, once again Higuain sees Aouate deny him. More fantastic goalkeeping.

  • 82'

    Real Madrid are desperate to begin the Mourinho era with a win. Mallorca are standing firm for the moment, though.

  • 80'

    Khedira has looked lively since his introduction. He spots the run of Benzema, only to see his through ball cut out.

  • 79'

    The game starting to open up slightly now as both sides sense victory...

  • 78'

    Tomas Pina lashes over a volley from 12 yards! Excellent approach play involving De Guzman and Cavenaghi. The ball is played to Pina, who slices his volley over the crossbar.

  • 77'

    Cristiano Ronaldo wastes Real Madrid's best chance of the game! Benzema puts him in, Ronaldo waits and waits before deciding to shoot. The angle was too tight and his shot is wide.

  • 75'

    Carvalho again saving Los Blancos, this time heading a cross that looked destined for Cavenaghi.

  • 74'

    Ozil attempts a back-heel on the touchline, but it doesn't come off and it's a throw in to Mallorca. Nothing is clicking for Real Madrid tonight.

  • 73'

    A perfectly timed tackle from Carvalho stops Cavenaghi as Mallorca look to break. Will we get a winning goal?

  • 72'

    Tomas Pina on for Gonzalo Castro

  • 71'

    Mallorca growing in confidence again at the moment, can they snatch an unlikely win?

  • 70'

    An attacking switch from Mourinho, sacrificing a full-back for an attacking midfielder. Will the gamble pay off?

  • 69'

    Sami Khedira on for Alvaro Arbeloa

  • 68'

    After winning the free kick De Guzman fires an effort at goal. Casillas is required to make a smart save low to his right and parry the shot clear.

  • 67'

    De Guzman is brought down by Lassana Diarra. Mallorca's only summer signing is enjoying a splendid debut.

  • 66'

    An utterly outrageous attempt at goal from Ronaldo. After taking the ball on his chest, he flicks his heel at it and sends an effort towards goal. It's a comfortable catch for Aouate.

  • 65'

    Carvalho heads the corner over the bar. Goal kick to Mallorca.

  • 64'

    Nunes executes the perfect sliding tackle to stop Higuain. Real Madrid with a corner...

  • 64'

    A deep free kick from the Mallorca left is easily caught by Casillas. This game desperately needs a goal.

  • 63'

    Higuain breaks the offside trap and this time he is onside. He shrugs off Avoze and bears down on goal, for the second time in the match Aouate comes out bravely at his feet and smothers the ball. Great goalkeeping.

  • 62'

    Benzema is played through, but the flag is raised. The Mallorca offside trap has been very effective.

  • 61'

    Perreira on for Victor Casadesus

  • 60'

    Ronaldo's effort clatters the wall and is cleared.

  • 59'

    Another free kick, this time closer to goal. Cue Cristiano Ronaldo...

  • 58'

    Real Madrid free kick after a Marti foul on Higuain.

  • 57'

    What can Ozil do on his Real Madrid debut? As for Benzema, can he kick start his career after a disappointing first season in Madrid?

  • 56'

    Karim Benzema and Mesut Ozil on for Angel Di Maria and Sergio Canales

  • 54'

    Ronaldo's low effort bounces in front of Aouate and he's only able to push the ball away for a Real Madrid throw.

  • 53'

    A free kick 30 yards from goal as De Guzman brings down Di Maria. Up steps Ronaldo...

  • 53'

    Higuain is in behind Mallorca, and for the third time tonight finds himself in an offside position.

  • 52'

    Nunes hammers the corner clear at the near post.

  • 51'

    Real Madrid have the first corner of the second half. Can they trouble Aouate?

  • 50'

    Casadesus comes close to opening the scoring! Castro whips in a superb ball, Casadesus can only send his header over with the goal at his mercy.

  • 48'

    Almost an opening for Di Maria, who is found by an excellent ball from Higuain. His touch is good, and he is only stopped by some strong defending from Avoze.

  • 47'

    Canales fouls Marti. The young Spaniard has struggled to make any kind of impact on the game.

  • 46'

    Di Maria with an outrageous shot from the touchline that flies well wide of goal.

  • 45'

    KICK OFF Real Madrid start the second half.

  • 45'

    Fernando Cavenaghi on for Sergi Enrich

  • 48'

    Jose Mourinho will surely have to change his team in the second half? With Mesut Ozil on the bench, Real Madrid have a potential matchwinner among their subs.

  • 48'

    HALF TIME A lacklustre performance from Real Madrid against a determined Mallorca team. Los Blancos have it all to do in the second half.

  • 47'

    Almost an opening for Higuain, looking to latch onto a through ball until Gonzalez shuts him out.

  • 46'

    Mallorca look to be growing in confidence as this game goes on. They will fancy their chances of grabbing a goal in the second half.

  • 45'


  • 45'

    Another opening for Mallorca, Castro sending across a deep cross which Nsue gets on the end of. His header only finds the side netting.

  • 44'

    Aouate punches away confidently, but only finds Carvalho. The Portuguese defender hooks the ball towards goal and eventually out of play.

  • 42'

    Jose Mourinho will have his work cut out at half time. His team look devoid of ideas and they need an improvement. Arbeloa has been brought down and they have a chance from this free kick...

  • 41'

    Casadesus has a clear sight of the Real Madrid goal and wastes the opportunity! Fortunately for him the flag is raised and his blushes are spared.

  • 40'

    Enrich comes the close to opening the scoring! After neat approach play the ball arrives with Enrich on the corner of the box. He drills a shot across goal that only narrowly misses the right-hand post.

  • 39'

    A deep free kick for Mallorca falls at the feet of Castro. He cuts inside and drills a cross towards goal that is blocked. It deflects back of the attacker and out for a goal kick to Madrid.

  • 38'

    Nothing is coming off for Real Madrid. Di Maria and Canales have hardly had a kick between them, Ozil will surely be introduced after the break?

  • 36'

    The game is being played at a really slow tempo now. One player needs to do something to spark it into life.

  • 35'

    Ronaldo with his latest long-range effort on goal. This time his left-footed effort skids wide of the post.

  • 34'

    Sergi Enrich is booked for blocking Casillas as he attempts to clear.

  • 33'

    From the corner Casillas is forced into action for the first time with a simple catch.

  • 32'

    Michael Laudrup will be a very satisfied man so far. His side have just earned their first corner of the game...

  • 31'

    Alonso being penalised for a trip on Castro in the centre circle.

  • 30'

    Half an hour gone and still goalless, it's been slightly disappointing from Real Madrid and Mourinho.

  • 29'

    Free kick to Madrid after Arbeloa is brought down by Castro.

  • 28'

    Mallorca finally restart the game with a goal kick.

  • 28'

    The bandage has grown to cover Aouate's entire head. Serious head gear on display.

  • 27'

    The Mallorca keeper is back on his feet sporting a bandage over his right eye. Very brave goalkeeping.

  • 25'

    Controversy as Higuain is played through and races onto the pass. He shrugs off Ruben Gonzalez and stumbles towards the ground looking for the foul. It's not given and Aouate is able to palm the ball away from goal. The Israel goalkeeper is down after colliding with Higuain.

  • 24'

    A harsh free kick given against Real Madrid, Diarra adjudged to have been too aggressive with Casadesus.

  • 23'

    Di Maria is hobbling a little bit after a very strong challenge from Elrich. Mourinho will be hoping the debutant can run it off.

  • 22'

    Real Madrid are enjoying large spells of possession, without really threatening Mallorca. They've only looked dangerous when Ronaldo has been involved.

  • 20'

    Diarra brings down Castro near the halfway line. The Mallorca attacker is involved in everything at the moment!

  • 19'

    Real have a free kick after Arebeloa and Castro engage in a spot of wrestling/hugging. Very bizarre.

  • 18'

    A steady start from Mallorca, Real Madrid are yet to really impose themselves on this match.

  • 17'

    Diarra looks for Higuain over the top, once again Real's top goalscorer last season is offside.

  • 16'

    Alonso booked for a robust challenge on Casadesus.

  • 15'

    Another long range effort from Ronaldo after another mazy run. His latest effort is on target and straight at Aouate.

  • 14'

    Marcelo is down in a heap near his own corner flag after a trip from Nsue.

  • 13'

    Cristiano Ronaldo is starting to creep more and more into the game. He bursts forward again and feeds Higuain, his cross is poor. The ball comes back to Ronaldo, who unleashes a piledriver narrowly wide of the goal.

  • 11'

    Xabi Alonso clears for Real after some hesitant defending. It hasn't been the most comfortable start for Los Blancos.

  • 10'

    Free kick for Mallorca as Lassana Diarra brings down Castro. They look lively early on.

  • 9'

    Higuain is in behind the Mallorca defence, until the flag is raised. The Argentine was at least five yards onside.

  • 8'

    First glimpse of goal for Real. Ronaldo makes a surging run towards goal and slides in Higuain, who is quickly smothered by Aouate.

  • 7'

    Casadesus plays a beautifully weighted through-ball to Elrich, however the debutant is caught offside.

  • 6'

    Cristiano Ronaldo is on the touchline receiving treatment on his ankle. After the magic spray has been applied he is fit to continue.

  • 5'

    A lively start from Mallorca. They're not allowing Real any time on the ball.

  • 4'

    Alonso's ball in is header clear, Marcelo pumps the ball back into the box and Dudu Aouate claims it.

  • 3'

    Ronaldo earns an early free kick after Cendros Lopez brings him down.

  • 2'

    After Lionel Messi started his season with a sublime finish for Barca, Cristiano Ronaldo will be eager to show he is still a force to be reckoned with.

  • 1'

    What an opportunity for Real Mallorca. It would be a huge boost for them if they could claim a scalp so early in their campaign.


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