24 Jan 2011

Real beat Mallorca

10:59 am on 24 January 2011

Karim Benzema went some way to justifying the 70 million dollars Real Madrid paid to sign him when his goal secured a scrappy 1-nil home win over Real Mallorca in La Liga.

Under coach Jose Mourinho, the France international has started most games on the bench, scoring only one league goal before today.

The win prevented Real from slipping further behind leaders Barcelona who beat Racing Santander 3-nil yesterday.

Barca have 55 points from 20 matches, Real have 51 in second.