A huge upset as Las Palmas dug deep to secure a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid.
Los Blancos came into the game on the back of a 1-1 draw against Villarreal and it looked like plain sailing after Marco Asensio gave the visitors an early lead. Las Palmas hit back however through a Tana goal just minutes later.
With time running out, Zidane turned to Benzema for some magic and boy did he produce it, tapping in a rebound from close range after Ronaldo's shot was saved.
It looked like Madrid would run away with all 3 points but Las Palmas had other thoughts. A scrappy late goal by Arajuao drew his side level for a second time and they managed to hold on despite being put under severe pressure in the late stages.
Zinedine Zidane's men could have won it late on but first Benzema and then Isco had efforts that sailed over the bar.
The result still keeps Real Madrid at the top but they will definitely consider it as 2 points dropped. Las Palmas meanwhile move up to 5th and will be delighted with the final result.
The final whistle blows. Las Palmas 2-2 Real Madrid
Carvajal again finds Isco in unmarked at the edge of the box. His header like Benzema's sails over the bar. Another huge miss
Carvajal delivers a fantastic ball into the box. Benzema is unmarked at the far post but volleys it high and wide into the crowd. What a miss
4 minutes of added time. A groan resonates through the home crowd
Madrid try to patiently find a way through the Yellow wall but to no avail. Modric finally decides to fire an effort from 30 yards but its straight at the keeper
88' Final substitution by Las Palmas as Lemos replaces Livaja
Wow. What a turnaround here in Gran Canarie. Las Palmas now have a chance to win the game with just 4 minutes to go
85' Tena delivers a ball into the box which is headed down by Gomez straight into the path of Araujo. He somwhow manages to bundle the ball past Casilla and into the net from an impossible angle
82' Absolutely nothing going on at the moment with Madrid content to keep the ball. Las Palmas surprisingly are allowing them to do so
80' So no James Rodriguez yet again. Zidane really does not fancy the Colombian at the moment
79' Real Madrid prepare another substitution with Isco preparing to come on for Morata
78' Chipped to the edge of the box and easily cleared away by Ramos
76' It is just pass pass pass pass pass passs pass pass for Real Madrid at the moment as they are content to just keep possession of the ball
73' Ronaldo is not happy with the decision. The Portuguese has had a very average game though.
72' Substitution for Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo is replaced by Lucas Vasquez
Bale releases Benzema in behind the defence. The Frenchman tries to round the keeper but Varas just manages to get a toe on it and clear it for a corner
68' Las Palmas substitution. Momo is replaced by Araujo
67' Morata threads a great ball in behind the defence to Ronaldo whose shot is well kept out by Varas. Benzema is on hand to tuck away the rebound though. What a substitution by Zidane. Madrid back in the lead.
65' Madrid pushing for the win now. Bale drives past the defence and tries a low ball across goal. It is deflected by Michel and almost finds it's way into the back of the net. Lucky break for Las Palmas
A corner is delivered by Kroos. It is flicked on by El Zhar and falls at the feet of Benzema who scuffs a shot straight at the keeprr
63' Real Madrid substitution. Karim Benzema replaces goal scorer Marco Asensio
63' Las Palmas have been brilliant in the second half denying the Los Blancos any space in the final third
El Zhar and Machedo execute a great give and go on the by line. Machedo though slips at the crucial moment and skies his shot high and wide
58' Another yellow card. This time for Kroos as he goes in from behind on Umpierrezz
Bale controls with his left foot before squeezing a through ball into Ronaldo. The Portuguese rounds the keeper and taps into an empty net but the assistant flags for offside
55' The sting has gone out of the game at the moment. A number of challenges are being thrown in by both teams and the game has become quite ugly
54' Yellow card for Santana
53' Nabil El Zhar gets ready to replace Viera
51' Worrying signs for Las Palmas as Jonathan Viera goes down in pain. he has been their best player by far today
Ronaldo again involved as he squares the ball to Bale. The Welshman tries a curler towards the far corner but it is brilliantly kept out by the Las Palmas keeper
Second half begins
Real Madrid managed 17 shots in the first half to Palmas' 4
We go into the break all square. Real Madrid will have their work cut out in the second half. Join us in 15 minutes for more action
Half time. Las Palmas 1-1 Real Madrid
Great crossfield pass by Kroos finds Bale on the flank. He then fires a right-footed shot which is saved by the Las Palmas keeper. The resulting corner is headed wide by Ramos
42' That goal has given Las Palmas bags of confidence. They are now pushing forward in numbers trying to take a lead before the end of the half
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