That was more like it from Real Madrid. After successive losses against Girona and Tottenham over the past seven days, Zinedine Zidane’s side duly dispatched Las Palmas at the Santiago Bernabeu. However, it was another difficult evening for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Casemiro gave Los Blancos the lead at the end of a dull first half, the Brazilian popping up to score his team’s very first headed goal of the season. In 2016-17, they netted 40 in all compeitions, so it has been a long time coming.
A thunderous strike from Marco Asensio made it 2-0 after the interval, as the young Spain star rifled a left-footed effort into the top corner after Las Palmas had partially cleared from a set piece.
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