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Real Madrid vs Mallorca is the big Spanish La Liga game on Sunday, with Real looking to bounce back from their surprise midweek loss to German side Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. The game will kick off at 4.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream via the link below.
It is difficult to tell what to make of today's game. On one hand some could say it is the perfect time for Mallorca to play Real, as they have been struggling to find consistent form all season, and have been unable to impose themselves on the La Liga table, laying way behind leaders Barcelona.
However, others could say Mallorca should be very concerned, as Real will be looking for a big reaction to their latest loss, and they could go all out to release their frustrations on Mallorca. Madrid fans will be expecting a response to the midweek defeat and will want to see a big win today.
Real manager Jose Mourinho will be forced to make some changes that may disrupt his plans. At left back Marcelo, Fábio Coentrão and Alvaro Arbeloa being missing forced him to use Michal Essien in the position against the German champions during the week. That simply did not work out well, so Mourinho may decide to try out 22 year old Nacho, or stick with the greater experience in Essien.
Mallorca meanwhile will be hoping to build on their good start to the season, and will believe they can take something from this fixture. However, for Mallorca Antonio Lopez (knee), Nunes (knee), Joao Victor (knee), Javi Marquez (ankle) are all out.
For Real Madrid Sami Khedira (muscle), Marcelo (broken foot), Fábio Coentrão (groin), Alvaro Arbeloa (hamstring) are all out.
Real Madrid vs Mallorca can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.