Real Madrid edges past RCD Mallorca in tight battle as Barcelona also clinches narrow victory

EPAJude Bellingham in duel

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Leader Real Madrid has achieved a difficult victory at RCD Mallorca in the Spanish competition. It became 0-1. Real is eight points ahead of FC Barcelona, ​​which won 0-1 at Cádiz.

The first half was difficult on both sides. There were few big opportunities.

Only after half time was the first goal on the board. Aurélien Tchouaméni shot beautifully from outside the box. After that, the Royals remained the stronger party. It was not easy, but the national title is getting closer for Real.

Barcelona, ​​where Frenkie de Jong was on the bench for the entire match, also won by a small margin. When visiting Cádiz, Xavi’s team did not get further than a number of long-range shots for a long time.

João Félix broke the spell before half time with a nice bicycle kick from a corner. Fermín López also immediately seemed to make it 2-0, but the ball was cleared off the line – with a bit of luck.


After the break, Juanmi scored for Cádiz, but the Spaniard was offside. Juanmi himself did not agree with the decision, but even from a helicopter it would have been clear that he had passed the last defender.

Both teams had a chance here and there, with or without the whistle for offside. Diadie Samassékou fired a nice shot twelve minutes before the end, but Marc-Andre ter Stegen made an equally nice save. The 0-1 remained.


Earlier on the warm Spanish Saturday, Atlético Madrid won against Girona at home. Despite an early deficit, Atléti won 3-1 against the number three of the Spanish league, where Daley Blind was in the starting line-up.

It was a typical Atlético victory: without really playing good football or having much ball possession, they simply scored more than the opponent. As is often the case, Antoine Griezmann was the star with two goals.

Memphis Depay did not participate at Atlético due to an injury.

ANPAntoine Griezmann

A razor-sharp cross from Girona player Yan Couto was headed in at the far post by Ukrainian top scorer Artem Dovbyk, who scored his seventeenth league goal of the season.

Diego Simeone’s team quickly got things in order. Thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann (penalty) and Angel Correa, Atlético went into halftime with a lead.

After the break, Griezmann scored again. Despite the fact that Girona actually became the better team again, there was a 3-1 defeat after ninety minutes.

2024-04-13 21:07:14
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