NEWS STORY | 19/10/2019 | Alberto NavarroThe Whites are the only unbeaten team in the league, and they visit the Balearic Island stadium for the first time in seven years (9:00pm CEST).
"We're just focused on putting on a good display against a team who deserve to be higher up the table”, claimed Zidane in the press conference prior to the game. The Frenchman will be without Modric, Nacho, Kroos, Asensio, Lucas Vázquez and Bale. Someone who is available though, is Benzema. with 25 goals in 2019 is the competition’s top scorer, alongside Loren and Gerard Moreno, with six.
They face Mallorca, who they have not visited since the 28th October 2012. That last game was also on match day 9 in LaLiga and saw Real Madrid win 0-5. Ramos, Varane and Modric are the only remaining squad players who featured on that day.
Having returned to the top tier, Mallorca have seven points so far, all of which they clinched at Son Moix. They beat Espanyol last time out (2-0) and got the better of Éibar in their opener (2-1) as well as drawing 0-0 with Athletic. The Croatian Budimir has three goals, making him the top scorer for the hosts, who also have ex-madridistas Febas and Señé, and loanee Kubo, in their ranks.