With Barcelona having beaten Athletic Club the previous evening, Real Madrid needed a win on Wednesday night against Mallorca to go back to the top of the La Liga table.
Already leading 1-0 thanks to a goal from Vinicius Jr., Los Blancos still weren’t comfortable against a lively opponent who included the ‘Japanese Messi,’ Takefusa Kubo, a loanee from Real Madrid, in their starting XI.
Step forward captain, Sergio Ramos, to deliver the coup de grace via a wonderfully flighted free-kick, extending his record as the defender with the most goals in the Spanish top flight in the process.
You can see Ramos’ exquisite effort below, footage courtesy of Premier Sports.
A perfect free kick from…Sergio Ramos! ?
The Madrid skipper continues his goalscoring form ? pic.twitter.com/eAd6fHjy33
— Premier Sports ? (@PremierSportsTV) June 24, 2020