Jose Antonio Reyes seems to have RCD Mallorca’s number. The first match he scored the winning goal and in this most important of matches he came through with two as Real fell behind Mallorca with an early goal by Fernando Varela in the 17th minute. But it was a far from reassuring victory as there were times Real struggled. Both RVN and David Beckham had to leave with injuries. The winning goals came in the last ten minutes as Mallorca could not again stem the tide of late goals that have plagued them this season.
So Roberto Carlos and David Beckham depart the Bernabeu in style with a Liga title in hand.
What is Jose Antonio Reyes future? Is he going back to Arsenal after his loan expires. Real has balked at Arsenal’s £20m price tag. But they could be reconsidering Arsenal’s asking price after today’s display. Reyes has had spells of homesickness and fickle performances but as he proved in this match and other matches for Arsenal, he can be a brilliant match winner.