Real Madrid came from behind to defeat Mallorca at the Bernabeu, maintaining their unblemished record this season.
Vedat Muriqi’s backpost header from Lee Kang-cross gives Mallorca the lead against the odds.
Federico Valverde’s superb drive from the outskirts of the box gave Real Madrid the lead back in the last seconds of the first half.
Following a run by Rodrygo, who scored a superb individual goal, Vinicius Jr. gave them the lead with a composed finish, and Antonio Rudiger added a fourth with a volley.
The German defender’s goal in the third minute of stoppage time was his first since joining Real Madrid on a free transfer in the summer when his contract with Chelsea expired.
The team led La Liga at the beginning of the weekend under Carlo Ancelotti, but when Barcelona defeated Cadiz 4-0 on Saturday, Real Madrid reclaimed the top spot.
Karim Benzema, a striker for the defending Spanish champions with 15 points from five games, was sidelined on Tuesday because of a thigh injury he sustained during the team’s 3-0 Champions League victory against Celtic.
The France international is expected to miss the derby at Atletico Madrid on Sunday and the European home encounter against RB Leipzig on Wednesday due to an injury.