- Javi Munoz gave the Canarian hosts a well-earned lead following the interval
- Madrid fought back to lead with goals from Vinicius Jr and Aurelien Tchouameni
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Las Palmas 1-2 Real Madrid: Carlo Ancelotti’s side came from behind following a disappointing early display to secure what could prove to be an important three points in the Canaries.
After being booked in the closing stages of Real’s win over Almeria last week, Jude Bellingham was unavailable through suspension, marking just the third time he has not started in the league this season.
The England international’s tenacity was sorely missing for the visitors throughout the opening 45 minutes, as they struggled to break down Garcia Pimienta’s well-disciplined side.
The hosts remained resilient at the Estadio Gran Canaria, and were unfortunate not to have been awarded a penalty after Dani Ceballos was clumsily inside the penalty box.
After play resumed former Barcelona star Munir was denied by a great save by Andrey Lunin, with the Ukrainian diving low to his left to prevent an opener.
Real Madrid recovered from going a goal behind to defeat Las Palmas in Gran Canaria
The hosts appeared the more willing of the two sides during the first half but were unable to fashion an opener
Their efforts would be rewarded after the interval, with Javi Munoz firing them in front
After a placid start, Madrid responded to going behind and Vinicius Jr equalised on 65 minutes
Substitute Aurelian Tchouameni then netted in the closing stages to complete the comeback
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By this stage the momentum was clearly in favour of Las Palmas, and they were rewarded for their efforts as Javi Munoz fired them in front on 53 minutes.
Going behind appeared to serve as something of a wake-up call for Ancelotti’s side, and shortly after Vinicius Jr poked home from close range to level proceedings.
Introduced with just ten minutes of normal time remaining, Aurelian Tchouameni had an instant impact, rising high to meet a Toni Kroos corner and firing Madrid to their second comeback win in La Liga in as many weeks.
Victory sees Los Blancos move two points clear of Girona at the top of La Liga, with Barcelona ten points behind with a game in hand in third.