Real Madrid secured a hard-fought victory against Las Palmas, coming from a goal down to win 2-1 in a thrilling La Liga clash. The match, played under Gran Canaria’s sunshine, saw Javi Munoz give Las Palmas the lead early in the second half. However, a determined Real Madrid responded with Vinicius leveling the score, and substitute Aurelien Tchouameni’s late header sealed the win.
The first half witnessed more fouls than chances, setting the tone for a feisty encounter. Despite Rodrygo’s early booking and a few opportunities for both teams, the first 45 minutes ended without any goals.
Las Palmas took the initiative in the second half, with Javier Munoz capitalizing on a counter-attack to break the deadlock. Real Madrid, missing the suspended Jude Bellingham, struggled to find ideas in the absence of their top scorer.
Vinicius Jr. emerged as a constant threat, making several attempts before finally finding the net in the 65th minute. Eduardo Camavinga’s well-chipped pass set up Vinicius for the equalizer.
As Carlo Ancelotti introduced substitutes Federico Valverde, Joselu, Guler, and Tchouameni, Real Madrid intensified their efforts. In the 84th minute, Tchouameni, who had just come off the bench, scored a towering header from a Toni Kroos corner, securing the victory and propelling Real Madrid to the top of the La Liga table.
Real Madrid now leads the league with 54 points, two ahead of second-placed Girona. Despite facing challenges and riding their luck at times, Real Madrid’s clinical finishing proved decisive in maintaining their position at the summit of La Liga.