Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Raúl Albiol,
Garay, Marcelo; Gago, Xabi Alonso (Guti 82'); Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaká
(Benzema 68'), Van der Vaart (Granero 20'); Higuaín. 4-2-3-1.
Mallorca: Aouate; Josemi, Rubén, Nunes, Ayoze; Mario Suárez, Martí (Víctor 83'); Julio Alvarez (Keita 56'), Borja Valero, Castro; Aduríz (Pezzolano 76'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 08. Higuaín. Picked up Xabi Alonso pass and curled shot in to far top corner.
2-0. 49. Granero. Struck first time shot back past Aouate from Higuaín's cross.
Yellow cards: Keita 64', Valero 71', Martí 78'.
Real Madrid stay two points behind leaders Barcelona after a 2-0 victory over Mallorca in a snowy Bernabeu stadium on Sunday evening. Higuaín started things off early on after picking up a long ball from Xabi Alonso before curling an impressive shot past Aouate. Castro headed wide at the other end, but Cristian Ronaldo and Kaká both missed chances before substitute Granero got on the end of Higuaín's lofted cross to make it two soon after the restart. It could have been more had Aouate not kept out Kaká, Granero and Higuaín after that, but Madrid had already done enough to wrap up the three points.