Croatian scores a belter from distance in Real’s 5-2 win at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Three goals in six second-half minutes propelled Real Madrid to a seventh consecutive victory as they twice came from behind to beat Mallorca 5-2 on Saturday.
Emilio Nsue had headed the visitors into a shock lead and after Gonzalo Higuain had briefly levelled for Madrid, Alejandro Alfaro restored Mallorca’s advantage midway through the first-half.
However, the introduction of Mesut Ozil at half-time proved crucial as Cristiano Ronaldo headed home the German’s corner before this wonder goal from Luka Modric put Madrid in front and Ozil played in Higuain to score his second of the evening.
And Karim Benzema slotted home from Higuain’s pass in stoppage time to round off a fine evening for Los Blancos’ previousy out of form strikers.
Although still in the bottom three, Mallorca had won their two previous games and started brightly as Giovani Dos Santos saw an effort from distance fly just over Diego Lopez’s goal.
And just six minutes in the visitors took the lead as Giovani burst down the left and his cross was brilliantly headed into the bottom corner by Nsue.