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Real Madrid 3-1 Las Palmas

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo takes off as he heads in his goal for Real

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his eighth La Liga goal this season as leaders Real Madrid recorded a comfortable victory over promoted Las Palmas.

Real, without the injured Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, sit on 24 points level with Barcelona who beat Getafe 2-0 later on Saturday.

Isco gave Real the lead when he slotted in and Ronaldo's header made it 2-0.

Hernan Santana nodded in to reduce the deficit before Jese restored the two-goal advantage with a firm finish.

Santana's first-half strike was the first goal Real had conceded at home in five league outings this campaign.

Ronaldo was denied a second in the closing moments by goalkeeper Javi Varas, who made a brilliant block.

"We played very well again in the first-half. We started the game sensationally well and then maybe with the advantage our tempo dropped in the second half," said Real boss Rafael Benitez.

"But we controlled the game in the second half thanks to our good play in the first."

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 13Casilla
  • 23Danilo
  • 2Varane
  • 6Nacho
  • 12Marcelo
  • 19ModricSubstituted forVázquezat 45'minutes
  • 14Casemiro
  • 8KroosSubstituted forMayoral Moyaat 87'minutes
  • 22Isco
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 20Rodríguez RuizSubstituted forLlorenteat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Pepe
  • 16Kovacic
  • 18Vázquez
  • 21Cheryshev
  • 28Llorente
  • 29Mayoral Moya
  • 31Yáñez

Las Palmas

  • 13Varas Herrera
  • 2Simón
  • 16Artiles OlivaBooked at 90mins
  • 17Bigas
  • 22Garrido
  • 4Gómez UmpiérrezBooked at 51mins
  • 25El ZharSubstituted forAlemán Vieraat 68'minutes
  • 15Mesa Quevedo
  • 14Santana TrujilloBooked at 30minsSubstituted forDomínguezat 64'minutes
  • 20Viera Ramos
  • 8Da SilvaSubstituted forAraujoat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lizoain
  • 5García Santana
  • 7Alemán Viera
  • 10Araujo
  • 19Culio
  • 21Valerón
  • 24Domínguez
Referee:
Santiago Jaime Latre
Attendance:
69,822

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamLas Palmas
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home11
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 3, Las Palmas 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 3, Las Palmas 1.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Aythami (Las Palmas) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aythami (Las Palmas).

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Marcelo with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Javi Varas.

Attempt saved. Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Casemiro.

Offside, Real Madrid. Raphael Varane tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Borja Mayoral replaces Toni Kroos.

Attempt missed. Sergio Araujo (Las Palmas) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Nauzet Alemán with a cross.

Offside, Real Madrid. Kiko Casilla tries a through ball, but Isco is caught offside.

Casemiro (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tana (Las Palmas).

Attempt missed. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marcos Llorente.

Foul by Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid).

Tana (Las Palmas) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Marcos Llorente replaces Jesé.

Substitution

Substitution, Las Palmas. Sergio Araujo replaces Willian José.

Foul by Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid).

David Simón (Las Palmas) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Casemiro (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tana (Las Palmas).

Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Simón (Las Palmas).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Las Palmas. Nauzet Alemán replaces Nabil El Zhar.

Corner, Las Palmas. Conceded by Casemiro.

Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

Vicente Gómez (Las Palmas) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Las Palmas. Tana replaces Hernán.

Offside, Real Madrid. Jesé tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nabil El Zhar (Las Palmas).

Foul by Danilo (Real Madrid).

Jonathan Viera (Las Palmas) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Roque (Las Palmas).

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Saturday 31st October 2015

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