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Las Palmas 2-2 Real Madrid

Las Palmas players celebrate scoring against Real Madrid
Real Madrid have now failed to win their past two La Liga games

Substitute Sergio Araujo scored a late equaliser for Las Palmas as Real Madrid failed to win for the second successive game.

The visitors took the lead through Marco Asensio's header after Nacho's shot was saved by Javi Varas.

Their advantage lasted five minutes before midfielder Tana equalised for the Canary Islanders with a low finish.

Karim Benzema restored Real's lead three minutes after coming on, only for Araujo to earn the hosts a point.

Real would have gone three points clear at the top of La Liga with victory but their lead is now just one point after failing to win for the second game.

Barcelona had earlier won 5-0 at Sporting Gijon to temporarily replace Real at the top of the table.

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Real pay price for lacklustre display

Araujo's equaliser five minutes from time summed up Real's night as Sergio Ramos and Kiko Casilla got in a tangle, allowing the substitute to run the ball into the net.

Las Palmas' players celebrated wildly at the final whistle while the visitors, for whom Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted, were left to wonder how they had twice allowed the lead to slip.

After winning 16 La Liga games in succession, Real have dropped four points in a week and must regroup before facing Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in Germany on Tuesday.

With one eye on midweek, as well as a number of injuries, manager Zinedine Zidane rotated his squad.

Nacho came in for the injured Marcelo at left-back, and Toni Kroos was pressed into service as the holding midfielder with Casemiro out.

But with Alvaro Morata joining Gareth Bale and Ronaldo in attack, Real should have had enough quality to see off their opponents.

However, Ronaldo was far from his best and looked unhappy as he was replaced by Lucas Vazquez five minutes after Benzema had made it 2-1.

Another concern for Zidane was his side's defending - Real have managed just two clean sheets in their past seven La Liga and Champions League games.

While Ramos and Casilla will not want to see replays of the home team's second equaliser, Raphael Varane's poor headed clearance led to Tana's well-taken goal.

Las Palmas were spirited throughout and are fifth in the table, four points behind leaders Real.

Las Palmas v Real Madrid
Nacho reacts as Real Madrid fail to win for the second successive La Liga game

Line-ups

Las Palmas

  • 13Varas Herrera
  • 12Macedo Rocha Machado
  • 5García SantanaBooked at 54mins
  • 16Artiles Oliva
  • 23Castellano Betancor
  • 4Gómez Umpiérrez
  • 15Mesa QuevedoBooked at 23mins
  • 11Figueroa CabreraSubstituted forAraujoat 68'minutes
  • 21Viera RamosSubstituted forEl Zharat 54'minutes
  • 24DomínguezBooked at 90mins
  • 9LivajaSubstituted forLemosat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lizoain
  • 3Lemos
  • 6Montoro Sánchez
  • 8El Zhar
  • 10Araujo
  • 20Del Pino Ramos
  • 22Oliveira Lopes

Real Madrid

  • 13Casilla
  • 2CarvajalBooked at 77mins
  • 5Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 6Nacho
  • 19Modric
  • 8KroosBooked at 58mins
  • 20AsensioSubstituted forBenzemaat 64'minutes
  • 11Bale
  • 21MorataSubstituted forIscoat 80'minutes
  • 7Cristiano RonaldoSubstituted forVázquezat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Navas
  • 9Benzema
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 16Kovacic
  • 17Vázquez
  • 22Isco
  • 23Danilo
Referee:
Javier Estrada Fernández
Attendance:
22,364

Match Stats

Home TeamLas PalmasAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away27
Shots on Target
Home6
Away11
Corners
Home0
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Las Palmas 2, Real Madrid 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Las Palmas 2, Real Madrid 2.

Attempt missed. Isco (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal.

Attempt missed. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal with a cross.

Booking

Tana (Las Palmas) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Dani Castellano (Las Palmas).

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

Offside, Real Madrid. Sergio Ramos tries a through ball, but Karim Benzema is caught offside.

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

Foul by Tana (Las Palmas).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Las Palmas. Mauricio Lemos replaces Marko Livaja.

Goal!

Goal! Las Palmas 2, Real Madrid 2. Sergio Araujo (Las Palmas) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Sergio Araujo (Las Palmas) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Vicente Gómez with a headed pass.

Offside, Real Madrid. Toni Kroos tries a through ball, but Gareth Bale is caught offside.

Marko Livaja (Las Palmas) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Isco replaces Álvaro Morata.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by David García.

Booking

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Lucas Vázquez replaces Cristiano Ronaldo.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Javi Varas.

Nabil El Zhar (Las Palmas) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nacho (Real Madrid).

Offside, Real Madrid. Daniel Carvajal tries a through ball, but Karim Benzema is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Las Palmas. Sergio Araujo replaces Momo.

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

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

Goal!

Goal! Las Palmas 1, Real Madrid 2. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

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

Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Álvaro Morata.

Attempt saved. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Raphael Varane.

Attempt missed. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Karim Benzema replaces Marco Asensio.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Míchel Macedo.

Attempt saved. Vicente Gómez (Las Palmas) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nabil El Zhar.

Attempt missed. Míchel Macedo (Las Palmas) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nabil El Zhar.

Foul by Tana (Las Palmas).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid6420156914
2Barcelona64111961313
3Ath Bilbao640296312
4Sevilla6321119211
5Las Palmas63121411310
6Eibar631286210
7Atl Madrid523011299
8Villarreal52306339
9Real Betis6222811-38
10Real Sociedad621389-17
11Leganés521258-37
12Sporting Gijón6213514-97
13Alavés51314406
14Dep La Coruña512234-15
15Espanyol5122912-35
16Malaga612358-35
17Celta Vigo511338-54
18Valencia5104711-43
19Granada5023612-62
20Osasuna5023410-62
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