Madrid stays red-hot, routs Mallorca 6-1 in Spanish league

Madrid, Sep 23 (AP): This time, Real Madrid didn’t need to rely solely on Karim Benzema and Vin cius J nior to keep winning in the Spanish league.
Benzema scored twice to reach 200 league goals but Madrid also got a hat trick from Marco Asensio on its way to a comfortable 6-1 win over Mallorca at home on Wednesday, a result that extended the team’s winning streak to five matches in all competitions.
It was Madrid’s fourth straight league win, taking Carlo Ancelotti’s team back to the top of the standings with 16 points from six matches, two points ahead of defending champion Atl tico Madrid.
Benzema and Vin cius J nior had been key for Madrid so far at the start of the season, having scored 11 of the team’s 15 goals in the league. Benzema took his league-leading tally to eight goals by finding the net three minutes into the match and again in the 78th. Asensio scored his goals in the 24th, 29th and 55th minutes at the Santiago Bernab u Stadium. “I knew I had to take advantage of my opportunity to be in the starting lineup, said Asensio, who didn’t celebrate his goals out of respect to his former club.
I’m happy that I was able to help the team stay in this very good dynamic. We are all very motivated, you can notice it.
South Korean Lee Kang-in put Mallorca on the board in the 25th with the help of Takefusa Kubo, who is playing on a loan from Madrid.
Francisco Isco Alarc n sealed the scoring after an assist by Vin cius J nior in the 84th.
Benzema, who set up two of Asensio’s goal, had a goal disallowed by video review for a foul in the 49th.
Madrid has outscored its opponents 21-6 in its first six league matches. It was only the second loss for mid-table Mallorca.

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