Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Benzema scored twice helps Real to comfortable victory over Mallorca

La Liga: Real Madrid have moved 10 points clear at the top of La Liga after beating  Mallorca 3-0 on Tuesday morning.

Karim Benzema starred for Real (Francisco Ubilla/AP) (AP)

Both teams were in a goalless first half. Vinicius Jr scored 10 minutes after the 2nd half start. He converts a pass from Karim Benzema to put Real ahead.

Benzema scored a penalty after Vinicius had been fouled and headed in a third.

When it was goalless, Mallorca came close to taking the lead but Pablo Maffeo’s shot came back off the upright.

Real are 10 points clear of Sevilla after played 29 La Liga matches. Rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are in third and fourth respectively, both five points behind.

On Sunday, Real face Barcelona in El Clasico at the Bernabeu.


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