Real Madrid battled their way back from a two-goal deficit to earn a 3-3 draw at home against Las Palmas.
Los Blancos were down to 10 men after Gareth Bale got sent off but Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up with a quickfire brace late into the game, and his double in 3 minutes ensured Zidane’s men earned at least a point from the game.
Real Madrid fans hailed Cristiano Ronaldo’s impact on the match and the Portuguese’s ability to change games.
Cristiano Ronaldo can hang in the air longer than Tottenham Hotspurs in European competitions!!!!
— DONZY🔥 (@OfficialDonzy) March 1, 2017
It’s the mentality which separates Cristiano Ronaldo from other footballers.
Take that killer mentality out of Ronaldo, that’s Neymar.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_lN) March 1, 2017
No Cristiano Ronaldo hate will ever be tolerated again. He is the greatest player that has ever worn a Madrid shirt.
— Joey (@asensioholic) March 1, 2017
Di Stéfano, Gento, Puskas, Zidane, R9, Figo, Raul, Pirri got nothing on Cristiano Ronaldo. Without Cristiano, we’d be on Atleti’s level.
— Xav Salazar (@XavsFutbol) March 1, 2017
We say Same thing every single day: Cristiano Ronaldo is a legend, an icon, a gift, a king the list goes ON……
— Mano (@Officialhbkmano) March 1, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo’s The Name. What a Player.
— MuhammadFahad. (@TheCristianoGuy) March 1, 2017
Gareth Bale received a red, which culminates into a 3-match ban for Real Madrid, meaning he will have enough rest before the crucial international fixtures against Ireland and others. And Welsh fans could not hold themselves back in happiness.
Wales fans when they heard that Gareth Bale was sent off for Real, and gets a three match ban before the Ireland game. pic.twitter.com/6vHQwq1zAe
— Ben (@BenTheTim) March 1, 2017
Gareth Bale getting himself sent off on St Davids day so he can rest up for Ireland away and eat Welsh cakes. Fair play to him
— Welsh Football Fans (@WelshFootieFans) March 1, 2017
But, there were some fans who were not particularly pleased with the Welshman.
Gareth Bale cannot afford those suspensions when he is missing three months every season.
— Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM) March 1, 2017
If you rate Gareth Bale let me know now. How can you rate a player who’s now potentially costed us 2 league titles single handedly.
— Zeus (@KeylorinhoZ) March 1, 2017
Zinedine Zidane also bore the brunt of the result to an extent while some lauded his side’s mental capacity to mount comebacks time after time.
Zidane has like a secret button inside his bald head that automatically activates in the last 15 minutes for more Pashun.
— Deniz Andres (@Koezo123) March 1, 2017
Zidane couldn’t win against Las Palmas, at home, with 10 men. Montella did it with 9, away from home. The difference.
— Dill B (@dbaron46) March 1, 2017
Zidane, this is not the first time you underrate the rivals and lose points. Celta, now Las Palmas.
— ssfm1902 (@ssfm1902) March 1, 2017
This tweet though summed up Real Madrid in the recent times.
— RT MY PINNED TWEET (@thabo_makuru) March 2, 2017