Real Madrid takes on Las Palmas in the Spanish La Liga game on Wednesday night, 01 March 2017 at Santiago Bernabue. Its a massive game for Real Madrid in their persuit to La Liga crown. There is only 3 point seperating the top three teams in Spain and Madrid can not afford to drop points with Barcelona and Sevilla sniffing around second and third in the table. The game kicks off at around 21:30 CET / 20:30 uk time.
Real Madrid 1-3 Las Palmas Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga 2017 Match ]
08′ 1 – 0 Isco scored inside first 8 minutes to put Real Madrid in lead.
10′ 1 – 1 Tana
48′ [ Red Card ] Gareth Bale
56′ 1 – 2 Jonathan Viera
60′ 1 – 3 Kevin-Prince Boateng
Madrid are coming into this game on the back of a exciting 3-2 win over Villarreal last weekend and they will be heavy favourites going into the midweek game against Las Palmas. Madrid home form has been absolute top notch where they only dropped 4 points in the first 12 home matches and they should have enough about them to see off Las Palmas on Wednesday night.
Las Palmas 2-2 Real Madrid Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga 2016-17 ]
33′ 0 – 1 Marco Asensio opened the scoring just after the half hour mark as Real Madrid took the lead away at Estadio Gran Canaria.
38′ 1 – 1 Tana equalized for Las Palmas 5 minutes later to make things interesting.
67′ 1 – 2 Karim Benzema scored midway through second half and it looked like Real Madrid would clinch three points but it was not to be.
85′ 2 – 2 Sergio Ezequiel Araujo persistent pressure inside the box forced panic and goal-mouth scrape allowed Araujo to poke home from close range to make it 2-2.
At Canary Island outfit is no pushover, they have won 6 of their 8 wins in the league at home and only lost 5 games so far scoring 17 and conceding only 13 in the process which kind of keeping them safe from relegation at the moment. Real Madrid on the other hand do not enjoy traveling and their away form is the reason they are way behind Barcelona in the title race.
As far as the team news is concerned Real Madrid will be without striker Karim Benzema while Ronaldo, Jese and Gareth Bale are expected to start in attacking roles with Modric, Isco and Casemiro/Kovacic preferred in the central midfield roles.
Zidane will be keen to get players like Lucas Vasquez, Jese, Kovacic and Casemiro some game time as they have kind of struggled to fight there way into the starting lineups.
Predictions: It is a potential banana skin for Real Madrid who has been below par as far as their away from is concerned. Impeccable at home, but lack cutting edge to break down defenses away from home. I am going with a 2-2 draw in this one