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  • 13 May 2012
  • • 19:00
  • • Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
  • Referee: José Luis González González
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Real Madrid - Mallorca Preview: Los Blancos eye record points haul in season finale

Real Madrid - Mallorca Preview: Los Blancos eye record points haul in season finale

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Already the highest scoring La Liga team in history, the newly crowned champions can become the first Spanish club to reach 100 points in a season with victory over the Islanders

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

REAL MADRID

Adan
Arbeloa, Varane, Albiol, Coentrao
Granero, Sahin
Callejon, Kaka, Ronaldo
Higuain
MALLORCA

Aouate
Cendros, Chico, Ramis, Caceres
Marti, Pina
Pereira, Alfaro, Castro
Victor

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has a full squad to choose from for Sunday's season-ending Primera Division clash with Mallorca at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Portuguese coach is set to give his fringe players another outing, with Raul Albiol, Nuri Sahin and Raphael Varane all primed for starts. Fabio Coentrao and Mesut Ozil return from suspension, while Antonio Adan is likely to continue in goal.

Mallorca will be without Emilio Nsue after the Spaniard picked up a hamstring injury in Saturday's win over Levante, so Pablo Cendros is likely to slot in at right-back. Ivan Ramis returns from a one-match ban and will partner Chico in central defence.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Real Madrid have won their last six matches in La Liga and have avoided defeat in their last 22 league fixtures.
  • Los Merengues have scored more times in the league this term than any Spanish club in history (117). The record for most goals in a season in Europe's major leagues is held by English side Aston Villa, who netted 128 goals in 1930-31.
  • A home win will give Madrid a points total of 100, which is one more than the 2009-10 Barcelona record of 99.
  • Mallorca have won their last four matches in La Liga - their longest winning streak since May 2008.
  • The Islanders have failed to beat Real Madrid in the sides' last five meetings (D1, L4).
  • Sixth-placed Mallorca will qualify for next season's Europa League with victory on Sunday, regardless of results elsewhere.

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Available Squads
1Iker CasillasGoalkeeper
3PepeDefender
4Sergio RamosDefender
12MarceloDefender
17ArbeloaDefender
6Sami KhediraMidfielder
11Mesut ÖzilMidfielder
14Xabi AlonsoMidfielder
7Cristiano RonaldoStriker
9Karim BenzemaStriker
9Gonzalo HiguaínStriker
1AdànGoalkeeper
-Jesús FernándezGoalkeeper
5Fabio CoentraoDefender
33Raúl Albiol Defender
8KakáMidfielder
25Esteban GraneroMidfielder
7Ángel Di MaríaMidfielder
7José Callejón Striker
13Dudú AouateGoalkeeper
21Iván RamisDefender
4ChicoDefender
33Pablo CáceresDefender
-Pablo CendrósDefender
17BigasMidfielder
5Tomás PinaMidfielder
7Michael PereiraMidfielder
18Chory CastroMidfielder
19Josep Lluis MartíMidfielder
19Ví­ctorStriker
1Juan Calatayud SánchezGoalkeeper
2Gianni ZuiverloonDefender
-Martí CrespíDefender
3Joao de Albuquerque BrunoMidfielder
23Fernando TissoneMidfielder
16Tomer HemedStriker
21AlfaroStriker
Players to Watch
Raúl Albiol
Raúl Albiol
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 33
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The former Valencia man is reportedly the prime candidate to replace the injured Carles Puyol in the Spain squad travelling to Euro 2012, despite his lack of playing time at the Bernabeu. The 26-year-old will want to put in an assured display at the back and boost his chances of selection in Vicente del Bosque's squad.
Josep Lluis Martí
Josep Lluis Martí
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 19
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
With European qualification at stake, the visitors will probably set themselves up to nullify Real's attacking threat and play on the counter, with Marti sitting deep and shielding the defence. The veteran midfielder will need to produce a big performance to contain the home side's attack and give his side a foothold in the middle of the park.
Prediction
While Sunday's game is a formality for Madridistas, it is of huge significance for the visitors to get a positive result and qualify for Europe after recent financial struggles. The magnitude of the occasion means the Islanders could steal a point out of this, although that might ultimately be inadequate to secure Europa League qualification.
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