Ronaldo late show salvages draw for 10-men Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo spearheaded a courageous late fightback from 10-man Real Madrid to rescue a 3-3 home draw with Las Palmas in La Liga on Wednesday after Gareth Bale was sent off.

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo   -  Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo spearheaded a courageous late fightback from 10-man Real Madrid to rescue a 3-3 home draw with Las Palmas in La Liga on Wednesday after Gareth Bale was sent off.

Ronaldo scored twice in three minutes to salvage a point for Real and deny Las Palmas a first ever win at the Bernabeu, converting a penalty and heading home from a corner one minute from time.

Isco had given Real the lead in the eighth minute but the goal was swiftly cancelled out by Las Palmas midfielder Tana.

A Jonathan Viera penalty put the visitor ahead in the 56th minute after Bale had been dismissed for two bookings and Kevin Prince-Boateng stretched Las Palmas' lead, but Real, who had three goals ruled out, refused to give in.

Real is second in the standings on 56 points, one behind Barcelona which thrashed Sporting Gijon 6-1 on Wednesday, but Zinedine Zidane's side has a game in hand on its arch-rival as it seeks a first league title since 2012.

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