Goals from Marco Asensio and substitute Karim Benzema were not enough as Real Madrid were held to a 2-2 draw by Las Palmas, with Sergio Araujo scoring the 85th minute equaliser for the home side after a rare Cristiano Ronaldo substitution.

After accumulating 16 straight wins in La Liga, Zidane’s side dropped 2 points for the second consecutive game, shortening their lead over Barcelona in the table to just 1 point.

Young Marco Asensio started this game from midfield. For a vast majority of his time on the pitch, fans had wondered where exactly he was playing in Zidane’s 4-3-3, but after he opened the scoring for Los Blancos in the 33rd minute, the fans heaped praise on the Spaniard for his goal.

Las Palmas equalized soon after, barely giving Real Madrid any time to settle into their lead. But midway through the second half, Asensio made way for Karim Benzema and French international almost immediately gave Real Madrid the advantage and Ronaldo didn’t look too happy.

Real Madrid continue to make chances and dominate, but were unable to finish off their chances. Then, Zidane made the decision to take off Cristiano Ronaldo after 70 minutes. To very likely give the Portuguese rest for their midweek tie against Borussia Dortmund.

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