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Real Madrid v Mallorca: time to hold on to top spot

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News | 24/06/2020 | Javier Vázquez

The team contest their LaLiga Matchday 31 fixture at the Di Stéfano (10pm CET) after having taken maximum points from the last three outings.
Nine points from three games. That's Real Madrid's record since the resumption of LaLiga, a return that has sent the Whites top of the pile with eight matchdays remaining. Now is no time for slip-ups and the side's next game sees them host Mallorca tonight at the Alfredo Di Stéfano (10pm CET) in Matchday 31 of the LaLiga campaign.

With Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos showing exactly why they're the team's leading goalscorers (the Frenchman has struck three times in the last two games, whilst the captain was on the mark against Éibar and Real Sociedad), Madrid have hit upon the formula to follow to ensure they're the ones lifting the LaLiga crown come the end of the season. However, the pair are always ably supported by the rest of their teammates, who Zinedine Zidane is rotating to excellent effect. 

BENZEMA, RAMOS, KROOS, MARCELO & ASENSIO HAVE ALL BEEN ON TARGET SINCE LALIGA'S RETURN.
 

The madridista boss has named a 23-man squad for a contest in which he welcomes Isco back but where he will have to do without Casemiro, who picked up a fifth booking, and the injured Nacho, Lucas Vázquez and Luka Jović. In his pre-match press conference, Zidane insisted: "We're only focusing on continuing to do things calmy and displaying our concentration".

In need of points
One of the dangers that Madrid face this matchday is the fact that they come up against a side who need to pick up some points to avoid the drop. Mallorca have failed to taste victory since the return to LaLiga action (they've met Barcelona, Villarreal and Leganés) and head into the matchday down in 18th spot and three points adrift of safety and Éibar, against whom they have a superior goal difference.

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