Madrid slips to first La Liga defeat of the season
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Mallorca recorded a famous victory over Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane’s team slipped to their first defeat of the season.
The newly promoted Mallorca hung on to an early-goal lead to secure the three points at home.
Lago Junior found the game’s only goal in the 7th minute. The Ivorian striker slotting the ball past Courtois into the bottom right corner from 12 yards out to claim his first goal of the season.
Since then Madrid dominated possession and made their chances, but did little to trouble Reina in goal, aside from a Benzema shot that hit crossbar in the 27th minute.
The defeat leaves Zidane’s side one point behind Barcelona, who defeated Eibar earlier Saturday.
According Daily Mail, With injuries and one eye on next week’s crucial Champions League must-win game away to Galatasaray Zidane had picked a second-string team and paid the price.