Real forwards Robinho (2), Raul and Ruud van Nistelrooy netted for the reigning Spanish champions - who beat Mallorca 3-1 on the final day of last season here to win the title - while the visitors replied through a Fernando Varela brace and Dani Guiza.
It was an action-packed start to the match with three goals scored in the opening 20 minutes, plus a Mallorca shot that hit the crossbar and one decent chance for either side as well.
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