First Division - Day 36

Mallorca 1 - Real Madrid 4

Mallorca: Aouate; Josemi, Rubén, Nunes, Ayoze; Julio Alvarez, Martí (Mario Suárez 59'), Borja Valero, Chori Castro; Víctor (Keita 59'), Aduríz (Webó 77'). 4-4-2.
Madrid: Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Raúl Albiol, Garay, Arbeloa; Gago, Xavi Alonso, Kaká (Guti 58'), Granero (Diarrá 74'); Cristiano Ronaldo (Benzema 82'), Higuaín. 4-4-2.

1-0. 16. Aduríz. Steered header past Casillas after Víctor played ball across.
1-1. 26. Ronaldo. Ran on to Sergio Ramos long ball and lifted shot over Aouate.
1-2. 57. Ronaldo. Chested down Ramos cross and struck angled shot past keeper.
1-3. 72. Ronaldo. Cut past three defenders and beat keeper with angled shot.
1-4. 81. Higuaín. Ran on to Guti pass and lobbed shot over head of Aouate.

Yellow cards: Arbeloa 22', Aduríz 28', Josemi 57', Granero 62', Valero 64', Nunes 88'.

It looks as if the league title race will be going down to the last day after Real Madrid beat Mallorca 1-4 on Wednesday to stay within a point of Barcelona. Aduríz gave the home side an early lead, heading past Casillas after Víctor played back a corner. But Cristiano Ronaldo equalised ten minutes later, getting ahead of Aouate to lob a long ball from Sergio Ramos over the keeper's head and in to the net. Casillas had to save from Chori Castro and Aduríz before the break, but twelve minutes after the restart Ronaldo was there again to control another long pass from Ramos on his chest and poke the ball in to the net. With a quarter of an hour to go Ronaldo completed his hat-trick after cutting in from the wing past three defenders, and Higuaín wrapped things up late on, picking up Guti's pinpoint pass to lift a shot over Aouate. It was a record 30th league win for Pellegrini's side, and Madrid's hardest game from now to the end of the season ended in success.