'Late' Madrid win in Gran Canaria's stadium 1-2. Bad game from Zidane's men despite getting the 3 points, while Las Palmas were dangerous, penalised by their lack of efficiency in both boxes. Two goals from corner kicks, one of Sergio Ramos in the 24th minute and another of Casemiro in the 89th minute to overcome Willian José's drawing goal, who finished with class a play inside the box in the 87th minute.
Quique Setién's men confiscated the ball to Madrid and Keylor Navas had to intervene quite a few times, one of them with a lot of merit to keep the lead. Poor image given by Madrid which, besides, lost Sergio Ramos because of a red card. He won't be able to play next game against Sevilla in Santiago Bernabéu. Pepe won't be able to play either, as he received a 5th yellow card. Zidane, therefore, will not be able to count on his two main centre-backs for Sevilla's visit next weekend.
In Gran Canaria, Sergio Ramos' header to the far post at the reception of a corner kick was Real Madrid's only highlight of the first 45 minutes. Las Palmas tried to get the draw at all times, bringing an almost constant danger in the opponent's box. The reward took some time to arrive. In the 87th minute, a bad decision from Kovacic when playing the ball in hiw own half provoked a break from the local team, concluded by Willian José, who subtly lobbed the ball to avoid Keylor Navas. The joy lasted one minute for the Canaries, the time for Madrid to get another corner kick, and for Casemiro to put a header at the far post. 3 points rescued at the last moment to stay in third position, 4 points behind Atlético and 12 behind Barça.