Riding on Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace deep into the second half, Real Madrid fought back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Las Palmas.
The home team began the proceedings in fine fashion as they had a goal ruled out for offside in a matter of seconds after Alvaro Morata guided the ball into the net from a Gareth Bale cross. But they did not have to wait long for their opener as Isco found the back of the net in the eighth minute. But the lead was short-lived as Tana scored a stunning equaliser a couple of minutes later. Both the sides came close to taking the lead in the first-half but neither could capitalise on the chances as the half ended at 1-1.
The second-half began on a poor note for the home team as Bale was sent off just two minutes after the restart. The Wales international received two yellow cards in quick succession- the first for clipping the heels of Las Palmas skipper Viera and the second for shoving the same player- as he became the first Real Madrid player to be sent off this season.
Real’s misery compounded soon when Sergio Ramos conceded a penalty after handling a goalbound shot from David Simon. Viera made no mistake from the spot and gave his team the deserved lead. Three minutes later, Kevin Prince Boateng made it 3-1 after collecting a log pass from Viera.
Las Palmas were looking destined to take away all the three points but the hosts got a lifeline when Dani Castellano was penalised for handball in the area four minutes from regulation time. Ronaldo made no mistake from the spot to reduce the deficit before the Portuguese star scored the equaliser from James Rodriguez’s corner.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the match:
Real Madrid would be losing 12-0 and Ramos or Ronaldo would still manage to score 90min equalizers to make it 12-12. #FREAKS
— Real Madrid Pakistan (@RealMadridPST) March 1, 2017
25 – Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 25+ goals in all his 8 seasons for Real Madrid. Saviour.
— OptaRMadrid (@OptaRMadrid) March 1, 2017
Real Madrid fans celebrating 1 point against Las Farmers and at home.
Football can so humble you 😂
— + (@waxxa_official) March 1, 2017
Real Madrid trying to hold on to the top of the league like… pic.twitter.com/oaLeomlaLa
— Transfer News (@TrustyTransfers) March 1, 2017
Wow Real Madrid has tied the game 😳
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) March 1, 2017
GOAL! That's why he's the Ballon d'Or holder! Ronaldo drags Real Madrid back to 3-3!
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) March 1, 2017
This match Alone disproves any conspiracy theory that the refs favor Real Madrid in La Liga.
— Tim (@TimJames1989) March 1, 2017
The only thing Keylor Navas should be saving right now is his future at Real Madrid.
— ㅤ (@RMadridFever) March 1, 2017
Real madrid and teams in yellow ☺
— Fatima RB38 (@Fatimasic_) March 1, 2017
Real Madrid dragging Barcelona into the title race like: pic.twitter.com/jpl9LrSnyT
— Soccer Nation (@SoccerNationNg) March 1, 2017
Man, Real Madrid fans think Navas is elite because he kneels and prays before a game starts.
— Rollo St. Blake. (@THISisTHE1990s) March 1, 2017
Real Madrid: Home against 13th-place Las Palmas, three points in the bag
Las Palmas: pic.twitter.com/ItEnMmRYhX
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) March 1, 2017
Real Madrid: Have conceded 3+ goals in a league match at home for the first time since November 2015 (Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona)
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) March 1, 2017
Real Madrid being beaten by Las Palmas at home 1-3… I bet Luis Enrique didn't expect that when he announced today he is leaving
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) March 1, 2017