Hat-trick for Asensio as Real score six to reclaim top spot

, Hat-trick for Asensio as Real score six to reclaim top spot, The Evepost BBC News
, Hat-trick for Asensio as Real score six to reclaim top spot, The Evepost BBC News
Marco Asensio joined Real Madrid from Mallorca

Marco Asensio scored a superb hat-trick as Real Madrid reclaimed top spot in La Liga with an emphatic victory over Mallorca at the Bernabeu.

Asensio scored twice in five first-half minutes – either side of Lee Kang-in’s well-taken response for the visitors.

The Spaniard found the bottom corner to make it 4-1 10 minutes after half-time.

Karim Benzema had opened the scoring after three minutes and added a late fifth for Real, before Isco completed a 6-1 rout with six minutes remaining.

Atletico Madrid had moved top following a 2-1 win against Getafe on Tuesday and now sit two points behind Carlo Ancelotti’s side – with both teams unbeaten after six games.

A slip by defender Josep Antoni Gaya Martinez allowed the in-form Benzema to get Real off to the perfect start.

Asensio – who left Mallorca for Real in 2015 – doubled the advantage when Vinicius Junior’s cut-back was pushed into his path by the goalkeeper, and he then further extended Real’s advantage, finishing from a couple of Benzema assists for his second and third goals.

Benzema made it eight goals and seven assists in La Liga this season with a deflected second goal of the night, before Vinicius teed up substitute Isco to round off an impressive display by the hosts.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Courtois
  • 6NachoBooked at 67minsSubstituted forSantosat 80′minutes
  • 3Militão
  • 4Alaba
  • 35Gutiérrez
  • 11AsensioSubstituted forIscoat 72′minutes
  • 25CamavingaSubstituted forBlancoat 60′minutes
  • 15Valverde
  • 21RodrygoBooked at 47minsSubstituted forVázquezat 72′minutes
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forJovicat 80′minutes
  • 20Vinícius Júnior

Substitutes

  • 5Vallejo
  • 7E Hazard
  • 10Modric
  • 13Lunin
  • 14Casemiro
  • 16Jovic
  • 17Vázquez
  • 22Isco
  • 24Mariano
  • 27Blanco
  • 40Fuidias
  • 43Santos

Mallorca

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Reina
  • 2Sastre
  • 24Valjent
  • 29Gayá MartinezSubstituted forCostaat 59′minutes
  • 3Oliván
  • 16Battaglia
  • 6FebasSubstituted forSánchezat 59′minutes
  • 17KuboSubstituted forMohammedat 45′minutesBooked at 57mins
  • 19Lee
  • 11LagoSubstituted forMboulaat 76′minutes
  • 25HoppeSubstituted forPratsat 59′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mboula
  • 8Sevilla
  • 9Prats
  • 10Sánchez
  • 12Mohammed
  • 13Greif
  • 14Rodríguez Vázquez
  • 18Costa
  • 23Ndiaye
  • 26Niño
  • 28Carmona
  • 33García

Referee:
Javier Alberola Rojas

Attendance:
20,113

, Hat-trick for Asensio as Real score six to reclaim top spot, The Evepost BBC News

Match Stats

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Real Madrid 6, Mallorca 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Real Madrid 6, Mallorca 1.

  3. Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

  4. Lee Kang-In (Mallorca) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Brian Oliván (Mallorca) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Foul by Lee Kang-In (Mallorca).

  8. Attempt saved. Iddrisu Baba (Mallorca) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Kang-In.

  9. Foul by Antonio Blanco (Real Madrid).

  10. Lee Kang-In (Mallorca) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Attempt missed. Luka Jovic (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Vinícius Júnior.

  12. Attempt saved. Antonio Sánchez (Mallorca) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abdón Prats.

  13. Attempt saved. Luka Jovic (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergio Santos with a cross.

  14. Attempt blocked. Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Isco with a through ball.

  15. Foul by David Alaba (Real Madrid).

  16. Lee Kang-In (Mallorca) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Goal! Real Madrid 6, Mallorca 1. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Vinícius Júnior.

  18. Foul by Federico Valverde (Real Madrid).

  19. Iddrisu Baba (Mallorca) wins a free kick in the defensive half.