Real Madrid 6-1 Mallorca: Playmaker Marco Asensio proves a point after lack of game time under manager Carlo Ancelotti as he scores a stunning hat-trick in his first start for the club this season
- Real Madrid cruised to victory to go top of the table above Atletico Madrid
- Marco Asensio scored a hat-trick after not scoring previously this season
- Karim Benzema bagged a brace to continue his excellent start to the campaign
- Isco added a sixth as Real Madrid sent a message to their LaLiga rivals
- Asensio is said to have been left feeling ‘provoked’ by manager Carlo Ancelotti
- He proved a point with his three goals after a lack of minutes so far this season
Marco Asensio stole the show with a brilliant hat trick for Real Madrid as they thrashed Mallorca 6-1 to go top of the table.
Karim Benzema also starred as his brace puts him on eight league goals after just six league games.
Isco added a late sixth as Real Madrid now top the table by 2 points to Atletico Madrid with great rivals Barcelona already eight points off the pace.
Asensio’s goals come after reports that he felt ‘provoked’ by manager Carlo Ancelotti due to his lack of game time so far this season.
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Hat-trick hero Marco Asensio hugs Karim Benzema who bagged a brace in a comfortable win
Karim Benzema is in unstoppable form for Real Madrid and he added two goals for his side
Marco Asensio had not scored a goal yet this season before his hat-trick on Wednesday night
Benzema celebrates his second goal against a Mallorca side who could not keep up
Isco joined in on the act in the final few minutes after replacing Asensio in the final 15 minutes
Real Madrid players celebrate as their victory puts them top of the table above rivals Atletico
Lee Kang-in made it 2-1 in the first half before Madrid were quickly able to pull away again
Benzema might also have scored a hat-trick only to have one goal disallowed by VAR
Former Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti applauds after a dominant display by his team
Real Madrid: Courtois, Gutierrez, Alaba, Militao, Nacho (Fernandez 80), Camavinga (Blanco 60), Valverde, Asensio (Isco 72), Vinicius, Benzema (Jovic 80), Rodrygo (Lucas Vazquez 72)
Goals: Benzema 3, 78, Asensio 24, 29, 55, Isco 84
Booked: Rodrygo, Nacho
Mallorca: Reina, Gaya Martinez (Costa 59), Olivan, Valjent, Sastre, Lee, Battaglia, Febas (Sanchez 59), Kubo (Baba 46), Hoppe (Prats 59), Lago (Mboula 72)
Goal: Lee 25
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