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.

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