Real Madrid’s season has mostly been about good second half performances that help them get past the opponents, either with relative ease or by being as nervy as ever. This time around, we didn’t have to see that. Real Madrid scored three in each half as they put six past Mallorca in a very, very enjoyable game of football at the Santiago Bernabeu. A Hat-trick from fringe player Marco Asensio, a brace of both goals and assists from Karim Benzema and a goal from Isco put things in order for Los Blancos, while Kang-in Lee scored the visitors’ only goal of the night.
How well did our players do this time around? Let’s get into it.
GK Thibaut Courtois
This was one of those games in which Thibaut Courtois didn’t really have a lot to do. Whenever he was called into action, he did well and saved most shots, or parried away crosses from the box. As for the goal that Real Madrid conceded, Courtois honestly couldn’t have done much more to save that. The shot from Kang-In-Lee was fantastic, and it went right into the bottom corner of the net. Courtois had no chance of saving it, and he did well otherwise. One thing I could maybe say is that his distribution wasn’t the best, but it’s not one of his strong points, so I don’t have many expectations when it comes to that.