Real Madrid needed to win this game after the two defeats in a row suffered away. Los Blancos didn’t have any problems to beat (3-0) UD Las Palmas in an easy game. However, the team didn’t play well the first half and still have many problems. At least, they were able to get the three points, although Cristiano Ronaldo or Benzema couldn’t score again.
Zidane didn’t want to make many changes in the line-up and Luka Modric was the only one to have rest, with Asensio in his place. Vallejo also made his debut in La Liga because Varane has still some physical problems.
The game started with a very clear chance for Karim Benzema, who couldn’t beat Las Palmas goalkeeper alone in the box. It was the first chance for Benzema, who was booed by the supporters. UD Las Palmas reacted and Vitolo could also score in the 11th minute.
Los Blancos didn’t start well the game and the Canary team tried to take advantage. Cristiano Ronaldo awaked in the minute 27th and his shot touched the post. The Portuguese had another chance with a header in the 35th minute, but Los Blancos still had several problems to create danger in a poor first half. Luckily, before the half time the goal arrived with a header scored by Casemiro. This is the first goal of the season scored with the head by a Real Madrid player.
The second half didn’t start better for Los Blancos and Las Palmas claimed a couple of penalties but the referee didn’t whistle. In the 55th minute, Marco Asensio finally showed up and he scored a superb goal with a volley from outside the box. The best action of the game. Cristiano kept trying and he almost scored in the 69th, but it wasn’t again his evening. However, the Portuguese gave a superb assist to Isco in third goal. The game was over.
Zidane took the chance and introduced Marcos Llorente, Dani Ceballos or Lucas Vázquez, players that are not enjoying many minutes in this season. Real Madrid improved a lot in the second half and could score many more goals. For instance, Sergio Ramos hit the bar after a strange shot or the referee didn’t see a clear penalty committed to Nacho.