LaLiga: Madrid pip Mallorca 2-0 to stay top of the league table

Both Real and Barca have 68 points but because of a superior head-to - head record Los Blancos hold the lead in the title race.
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Madrid vs Mallorca

Madrid is continuing its winning streak with a 2-0 victory over Mallorca.

After a 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Mallorca on Wednesday, Real Madrid leapfrogged Barcelona to top of the La Liga standings.

Both Real and Barca have 68 points but because of a superior head-to - head record Los Blancos hold the lead in the title race.

Real's first goal came in the 19th minute when Luka Modric connected with Vinicius Junior, who later had a classy chip over Manuel into the net.

He could have doubled the lead minutes later but his chipped shot bounced off the top of the crossbar backwards.

The goal wasn't without controversy as players from Mallorca said that Dani Carvajal would have been booked in the setup for his tough challenge on Dani.

There was no doubt about Real's second when in the 57th minute Sergio Ramos found the top corner of the net with a spectacular free kick.

Mallorca had plenty of looks for a goal in the match with Japanese youngster and Real loanee Takefusa Kubo coming close several times.

The match was noteworthy as Luka Romero, 15, became the youngest player ever featured in a match at La Liga when he came in the final minutes as a Mallorca substitute.

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