Mallorca vs Real Madrid: Match preview

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Following a 3-3 stalemate against Manchester City, Real Madrid return to La Liga action as they take on Mallorca on the 31st matchday.

Los Blancos currently sit atop with a rather comfortable 8-point lead over rivals FC Barcelona meanwhile Mallorca are just 6 points away from relegation, which means they would have to approach this game with caution and confidence.

In the previous fixtures, Mallorca have proven to be a bogey team for the Merengues as Real Madrid have succumbed to as many as two defeats in their last three meetings at Son Moix.

Despite an impressive Copa Del Run where Mallorca played the final, Javier Aguirre’s men remain focused on staying in the league next season. The home side’s defensive solidity has been evident, showcased by their resilience and determination.

On the other hand, the men in white have been in form throughout the season with a series of impressive victories. They have been one of the best defensive sides in Europe and the credit is largely attributed to Antonio Rüdiger.

Coincidentally, the German center-back was also the only goal-scorer in a narrow victory over Mallorca at the Santiago Bernabeu earlier this season.

Mallorca’s Dani Rodriguez and Jose Copete are ruled out for this fixture. On the contrary, Real Madrid receive a major boost with the return of Eder Militao, who may get some minutes to gradually regain full fitness.

Carlo Ancelotti’s man-management has been on point this season and so has been his rotational policy. Keeping in mind the upcoming 2nd leg against City, the Italian manager may choose to make some changes to the lineup.

While Javier Aguirre’s Mallorca is engaged in a fierce battle for survival, Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid is focused on maintaining their position atop the league table. This sets the stage for a compelling fixture that fans worldwide should eagerly anticipate.

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