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March 17, 2013 12:30 AM IST
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ Antonio Mateu‎
Attendance:‬ 61000‎
 
Nsue 6′
Alfaro 21′
54′ Luka Modric
 
 
90+2′ Karim Benzema
 

Real Madrid-Mallorca Preview: Mourinho's side look to close gap on Barcelona

Los Blancos climbed above city rivals Atletico Madrid in the Primera Division table with their win at Celta Vigo last Sunday and now have the Liga leaders in their sights

By Karthick Arvinth

Celta 1-2 Real Madrid - Cristiano Ronaldo & Pepe
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Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos is expected to start Saturday's clash against Mallorca after recovering from a shoulder injury.

Angel Di Maria is out with a hamstring problem and, along with long-term injury victim Iker Casillas, is the only confirmed absentee for the Santiago Bernabeu clash.

Midfielders Jose Luis Marti and Javi Marquez miss out for Mallorca through suspension, but Michael Pereira returns following a one-match ban.

On-loan defender Pedro Geromel has recovered from a hamstring problem and is likely to partner Jose Nunes in central defence.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Real Madrid are on a six-match winning run in all competitions.
  • Los Merengues are on a 36-match unbeaten run at the Santiago Bernabeu across all competitions (W29, D7).
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured, right) has scored 19 goals in 16 appearances for Madrid in 2013.
  • Mallorca have lost four of their last five matches away from home in La Liga.
  • The Islanders have lost six of their last seven encounters against Madrid.
  • Mallorca's last Liga win at the Bernabeu was a 3-1 success in May 2009.


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La Liga ‎(LIGA)‎ 17-Mar-2013 Real Madrid 5 - Mallorca 2
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La Liga ‎(LIGA)‎ 29-Oct-2012 Mallorca 0 - Real Madrid 5
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La Liga ‎(LIGA)‎ 13-May-2012 Real Madrid 4 - Mallorca 1
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La Liga ‎(LIGA)‎ 15-Jan-2012 Mallorca 1 - Real Madrid 2
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La Liga ‎(LIGA)‎ 23-Jan-2011 Real Madrid 1 - Mallorca 0
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
25Diego López RodríguezGoalkeeper
2Raphaël VaraneDefender
3PepeDefender
4Sergio RamosDefender
5Fabio CoentraoDefender
17ArbeloaDefender
19Luka ModricMidfielder
7Cristiano RonaldoStriker
22KakáMidfielder
9Gonzalo HiguaínStriker
21MorataStriker
1AdànGoalkeeper
2Ricardo CarvalhoDefender
12MarceloDefender
6Sami KhediraMidfielder
11Mesut ÖzilMidfielder
14Xabi AlonsoMidfielder
9Karim BenzemaStriker
13Dudú AouateGoalkeeper
6Alan HuttonDefender
16NunesDefender
17BigasMidfielder
23KevinDefender
5Tomás PinaMidfielder
23Fernando TissoneMidfielder
8NsueStriker
17Giovani dos SantosStriker
19Ví­ctorStriker
21AlfaroStriker
1Juan Calatayud SánchezGoalkeeper
4Anderson ConceiçãoDefender
14LunaDefender
3Andreu Fontàs PratDefender
27XimoDefender
7Michael PereiraMidfielder
10Tomer HemedStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético de Madrid
26 4
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0