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Real Madrid 3-0 Las Palmas

By Saj ChowdhuryBBC Sport
Marco Asensio
Marco Asensio scored his seventh goal of the season

Marco Asensio scored one of the best goals of the La Liga season as Real Madrid bounced back from their loss at Tottenham to defeat Las Palmas.

Real have yet to hit the performance heights that led them to last season's league-European double, but on Sunday the display was far better than they managed in midweek.

Casemiro's header gave them the lead before Asensio's 30-yard rocket of a shot put the home side in control.

Isco's tap-in completed the easy win.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who provided the assist for the third, looked frustrated on the pitch having had few goal-scoring opportunities, although he did go close with a shot that curled inches wide of keeper Raul Lizoain's left-hand upright.

Real had 14 efforts in the first half, but the only goal came when Casemiro headed in after a corner was inadvertently flicked on by Jonathan Calleri.

It was 2-0 11 minutes after the restart when, from Lizoain's punched clearance, Asensio struck a ferocious 30-yard drive into the top corner which left the home fans gasping.

And Isco rounded off the scoring for Los Blancos when he slotted in from Ronaldo's low delivery in the 74th minute.

Real are now third, level on points with fourth-place Atletico, and eight points behind league leaders Barcelona, who have 31 points.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 13Casilla
  • 6Nacho
  • 3Vallejo
  • 4Ramos
  • 12Marcelo
  • 8KroosBooked at 64minsSubstituted forCeballosat 78'minutes
  • 14CasemiroSubstituted forLlorenteat 68'minutes
  • 22IscoBooked at 45mins
  • 20Asensio
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forVázquezat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Modric
  • 15Hernández
  • 17Vázquez
  • 18Llorente
  • 21Mayoral
  • 24Ceballos
  • 35Ramos Wade

Las Palmas

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Lizoain
  • 12Rocha Machado
  • 22Navarro JiménezBooked at 79mins
  • 3Lemos
  • 17Bigas
  • 23Castellano Betancor
  • 4GómezSubstituted forRemyat 64'minutes
  • 18Castellano Betancor
  • 25AquilaniSubstituted forSantanaat 83'minutes
  • 9Calleri
  • 20Machín Pérez

Substitutes

  • 5García
  • 6Samper
  • 7Remy
  • 11Figueroa Cabrera
  • 13Chichizola
  • 14Santana
  • 15Herrera
Referee:
José María Sánchez Martínez
Attendance:
63,326

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamLas Palmas
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home27
Away3
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Madrid 3, Las Palmas 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Madrid 3, Las Palmas 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Calleri (Las Palmas) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Míchel Macedo with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marco Asensio.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Las Palmas. Conceded by Jesús Vallejo.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Loïc Remy (Las Palmas) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hernán Santana.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Míchel Macedo (Las Palmas).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Las Palmas. Conceded by Jesús Vallejo.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Las Palmas. Hernán Santana replaces Alberto Aquilani.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Las Palmas. Vitolo tries a through ball, but Jonathan Calleri is caught offside.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Dani Ceballos.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Ximo Navarro.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Isco with a cross.

  19. Booking

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

  20. Post update

    Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 5th November 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona1110103042631
2Valencia1183030111927
3Real Madrid117222291323
4Atl Madrid116501661023
5Villarreal116231811720
6Sevilla116141211119
7Real Sociedad115242421317
8Real Betis115242120117
9Leganés1152498117
10Girona114341316-315
11Celta Vigo114252217514
12Getafe113441513213
13Espanyol11344913-413
14Levante112631215-312
15Ath Bilbao113261115-411
16Dep La Coruña113261320-711
17Eibar11227625-198
18Alavés11209516-116
19Las Palmas11209828-206
20Malaga11119623-174
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