Zinedine Zidane’s teachers lost 0-1 to Mallorca in round 9 of La Liga on October 19.
Goals: Lago 7 ‘.
In the earliest match this week, Barca won 3-0 against Eibar to jump to the top. It was as motivating, urging Real to defeat Mallorca in order to regain its position. However, they soon broke the plan with a goal in the 7th minute. After a break from the left wing, Lago tried to beat Thibaut Courtois.
It was the only goal shot from Mallorca in more than 90 minutes. It showed that the home team was not too good, but Real did not know how to take advantage of the opportunity to equalize.
Lacking eight players for a variety of reasons, including Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale and Luka Modric, Real played like a chicken in attack despite controlling the ball to 63%, launching 13 shots (folding) almost three times as many as Mallorca) and five of them hit the target. The trio Karim Benzema, Vinicius, Luka Jovic did not create the necessary link, while the midfield with Isco, Casemiro and James Rodriguez did not bring enough support.
Real continued to fade in terms of ideas after the break. The lack of creative players and the finish of the former champion was so serious that in a direct free kick, midfielder Sergio Ramos had to go up with the ball over the bar.
Vinicius is the only player who creates a mutation for Real, but lacks the experience to pose a real danger. In two successful breakthroughs in the penalty area, the 19-year-old striker sank into defending the opponent.
Zidane’s substitution methods are also not effective. Rodrygo missed a good situation after coming on for Jovic, and Brahim Diaz faded on the rare occasion he played.
Real’s hopes of winning points soon ended after 74 minutes. Due to a foul on Iddrisu Baba, right-back Odriozola had to leave the pitch with a second yellow card. In the remaining time, with an advantage over people, Mallorca succeeded in defending the narrow victory.
The first defeat in La Liga this season brought Real down to second, with 18 points after nine matches. They are one point inferior to the defending champions Barca, while Granada and Atletico stick close to one and two points less.