Real Madrid lose fourth league match on the trotMay 25th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 25(DPA) Troubled Spanish giants Real Madrid crashed to
their fourth straight defeat, 3-1 at home to lively Mallorca in the
only League game played Sunday.
Since crashing 6-2 at home to champions Barcelona three weeks ago,
nothing has gone right for Real.
The club is embroiled in a bitter election campaign, with the
sports papers full of rumours about summer signings and new coaches.
The latest defeat leaves them eight points behind Barca, who face
Manchester United in Wednesday’s Champions League final, but lost 1-0
Saturday to lowly Osasuna with a reserve-packed team.
Real are assured of second place because they are 11 points ahead
of third-placed Sevilla.
Gonzalo Higuain gave Real the lead in the 21st minute by heading
in a free-kick from Rafael Van der Vaart. But just six minutes later
Juan Arango levelled for Mallorca after being set up by Aritz Aduriz.
On the hour, Cleber Santana made it 2-1 for Mallorca, taking the
ball from within his own half and scoring with an unstoppable drive.
With Real in chaos and the Estadio Bernabeu jeering their own
team, Alhassane Keita made it 3-1 in the 72nd minute with a powerful
This fourth straight defeat is another nail in the coffin of Real
coach Juande Ramos, who had won 17 out of 19 games before the
traumatic humiliation against Barcelona.
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- Real Madrid held by Osasuna, stay in second place - Jan 04, 2010
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- Barcelona leaders after beating Real Madrid yet again - Apr 11, 2010
- Barca five points behind Real after draw against Espanyol - Jan 09, 2012
- Barcelona beaten by Mallorca, Atletico fourth in Spanish League - May 18, 2009
- Real Madrid come from behind to win against Mallorca - Jan 15, 2012
- Real Madrid top after bittersweet defeat of Espanyol - Sep 22, 2010
- Barcelona-Real Madrid quarter-final clash likely - Dec 24, 2011
- Real, Barca both claim victories at Primera Liga - Mar 25, 2012
- Must win game for Barca as Betis visit Camp Nou - Jan 14, 2012
- Real Madrid work hard to beat Sporting Gijon - Apr 15, 2012
- Barcelona must beat Real Sociedad at home - Feb 03, 2012
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