Karim Benzema grabbed an assist and two late goals but also hurt his calf as Real Madrid defeated Mallorca 3-0 on Monday for their fourth consecutive LaLiga win.
Carlo Ancelotti's side moved on to 66 points from 28 games, extending their lead at the top to ten points over second-placed Sevilla,
Who were held to a 1-1 stalemate at Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, their sixth draw in last eight league matches.
Benzema had scored a hattrick in the recent 3-1 comeback win over Paris Saint-Germain,
Which enabled Real Madrid to overturn a first-leg defeat and reach the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League 2021-22.
Coming back to the league. never has a team that led the LaLiga standings with ten or more points failed to win the title at the end of the season.
Vinicius Jr opened the scoring in the 55th minute after a defender lost the ball on the edge of the box and Benzema set up the Brazilian to strike.
Vinicius was then pushed inside the area 22 minutes later and Benzema converted the resulting penalty.
The French striker scored again in the 82nd minute with a header from a Marcelo cross, but got hurt in the process and asked to be substituted, pointing to his left leg.
Real Madrid also lost Rodrygo to an injury after a studs-up challenge from defender Antonio Raillo on the right foot of the young Brazilian winger.
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