Despite the absence of Karim Benzema, Real Madrid managed to overturn the score and beat Mallorca 4-1. Valverde’s solo goal was the beginning of a great comeback, before Vini Jr and Rodrygo finishing the job for Madrid. Rudiger added the cherry on top with a late goal, also his first with Madrid colours.
Talking about the game in his post-match conference Carlo Ancelotti said: “The match was difficult, the heat, the goal we conceded, nothing was predictable. We recovered well in the second half with a cool head.”
Marco Asensio did not play a single minute in the afternoon but has been in the news due to his angry reaction on the touchline for not being considered for substitution. Talking about the winger’s outburst, Ancelotti said:
“Asensio is angry and it’s normal – if he gets angry it’s because he wants to play and I take that into account. He’s an important player.”