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Real Madrid beat Mallorca when Aurelien Tchouameni scored his third La Liga goal of the year

Apr 17, 2024 | Sports

Real Madrid geared up for a crucial week in their season with a hard-fought victory over Mallorca in La Liga, courtesy of Aurelien Tchouameni’s spectacular long-range strike.

The upcoming schedule sees Real facing Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final second leg, followed by the highly anticipated El Clasico against Barcelona a week later.

Tchouameni’s thunderous effort shortly after halftime, albeit deflected, soared into the net, securing the vital three points for Real.

Currently holding an 11-point lead over second-placed Barcelona, Real Madrid opted to rotate their squad, with key players such as Dani Carvajal, Eduardo Camavinga, Toni Kroos, and Vinicius Junior starting on the bench after their involvement in the previous Champions League clash against Manchester City.

Despite Mallorca’s resilient display, particularly after their recent Copa del Rey final defeat to Athletic Bilbao, Real Madrid managed to secure the win through Tchouameni’s strike, which left Mallorca goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic helpless.

England midfielder Jude Bellingham featured for 64 minutes before being substituted, contributing to Real’s efforts. Despite some late nervy moments, the league leaders held on for the victory.

However, the match was marred by an incident of alleged racial abuse towards Real Madrid midfielder Tchouameni, prompting an investigation in collaboration with the police. This incident echoes a similar occurrence from the previous year, highlighting the ongoing challenges of combating racism in football.

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