JAC Sport, Palma de Mallorca - Real Madrid strengthened its position atop the standings after a 2-1 win after defeated Real Mallorca at the Iberostar Stadium on Monday, January 15, 2012. The win further strengthened the Madrid position automatically at the top of La Liga standings. They are now eight points ahead of nearest rival, Barcelona, the Barcelona match will be held on Monday, January 16th, early morning WIB when against Real Betis.
This positive outcome is not achieved easily by Madrid. They should try to continue attack the Mallorca defenses along the game, let alone Jose Mourinho's team also had left behind in the first half.
Madrid goal collapse by Tomer Hemed at 39th minute. The Israeli midfielder went on a Gonzalo Castro cross from the right side of the field with a header.
Madrid's goal scored at 72nd minute. Gonzalo Higuain a new entry in the second half to replace Lassana Diarra can scored goal to Mallorca goal with a hard kick after receiving feedback from Mesut Ozil area. Score 1-1.
Madrid finally sealed victory on 85 minutes. This time it was Jose Callejon who listed his name on the scoreboard. Score 1-2 to the visitors' advantage lasted until the game ended.
Line Up :
Real Mallorca : Aouate, Ramis, Chico, Caceres, Lopez, Victor (Jose Marti 84'), Tissone (Alfaro 87'), Castro, Pereira, Hemed 39' (Ogunjimi 74'), Casadesus.
Real Madrid : Casillas, Arbeloa (Kaka 59'), Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo (F. Coentrao 59'), Alonso, Diarra (Higuain 46' (72')), Callejon 85', Ronaldo, Benzema, Ozil.