Cristiano Ronaldo is out of Real Madrid’s clash at Las Palmas with a huge Champions League game to come in midweek.
The Portuguese forward has been left out of the squad for the trip to Gran Canaria after playing in both of his country’s games during the international break.
Real take on Juventus on Tuesday night and manager Zinedine Zidane has opted to rest his star man ahead of the game.
It is the third time Ronaldo has been left out in 2018 after also being rested against Leganes and Espanyol.
Sergio Ramos and Isco are also out of the La Liga game due to injury.
Defender Dani Carvajal is suspended, while midfielder Toni Kroos and left back Marcelo have also been rested, like Ronaldo.
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Las Palmas: Chichizola; Michel, Ximo Navarro, Gálvez, Aguirregaray; Vicente, Javi Castellano, Aquilani; Momo, Halilovic; Calleri
Real Madrid: Navas; Nacho, Vallejo, Varane, Theo; Asensio, Modric, Casemiro, Lucas Vázquez; Bale, Benzema
Such a shame for Las Palmas, who came into the game storming and were the better side in the early exchanges. However, their lack of creativity and class in the final third showed, wasting some good opportunities before the European champions punished them. Seven points adrift of safety, this could be a damaging result.
HALF TIME! A slow start from Real Madrid initially but Zinedine Zidane’s side soon showed their class. Luka Modric’s superb ball through to Gareth Bale saw the Welshman fire home, before Karim Benzema marked his 400th appearance by slotting home from the spot after Lucas Vazquez was fouled by Jonathan Calleri.
45+3 minsminute by minute
Last action of the half as Modric swings to the far post, where Chicizola collects easily.
45+2 minsminute by minute
Las Palmas are losing their heads. A blatant foul from Galvez on Theo Hernandez, earning a deserved yellow card, and Real Madrid have a free-kick right on the edge of the box on the near side.
45 minsminute by minute
THREE minutes of added time.
44 minsminute by minute
The best start to a year in Gareth Bale’s career, as he now has nine goals in 2018 across all competitions.
42 minsminute by minute
Real Madrid are cruising now, which is a shame considering the way Las Palmas entered the game. The hosts need some spark but Zidane’s side are well in their stride and could further their advantage comfortably.
40 minsminute by minute
Levante’s point against Girona earlier today wasn’t the result that Las Palmas wanted and they’re falling short of reducing their seven point deficit. They wouldn’t be expected to get anything from this game but that margin at this stage of the season makes things very bleak for the hosts.
37 minsminute by minute
PENALTY! The cross comes in and, after knocking about for a bit, the ball falls to Vazquez. He falls to ground under pressure from Calleri and the linesman gives the decision, allowing Real Madrid to push into full control.
39 minsminute by minute
GOAL! Benzema marks his 400th Real Madrid appearance in the perfect fashion as he tucks a driven effort into the bottom left-hand corner.
36 minsminute by minute
Momo gets a yellow card after fouling Achraf, who’s really stretched the play down the right.
34 minsminute by minute
Bale’s goal has really knocked the stuffing out of Las Palmas, who have looked dejected since falling behind. With so much to fight for this season they can’t allow their heads to drop further.
32 minsminute by minute
Dramatic fall from Theo Hernandez after he goes head-to-head with Macedo and we get a sight at the bench, where Nacho looks distraught and is in tears. It’s not obvious where he picked up the issue or what the problem is but he’s certainly not comfortable.
30 minsminute by minute
We’ve seen so far that Las Palmas have the capability to cause Real Madrid problems but it remains to be seen whether they have the quality in the final third.
29 minsminute by minute
Big blow for Zidane’s side as Nacho trots off to be replaced by Achraf, who gets a superb opportunity to make an impression.
27 minsminute by minute
Relief more than anything from Real Madrid as they take a lead that, to be honest, isn’t deserved. Interestingly, it looks like we’re about to see an early substitution from Los Blancos.
26 minsminute by minute
GOAL! It’s against the run of play but Real Madrid take the lead. Modric curls a through ball to Bale, who beats the offside trap and fires comfortably past Chicizola.
26 minsminute by minute
Las Palmas are furious as they appeal for offside but it’s a very tight call. Either way, a superb pass from Modric to unleash Bale.
24 minsminute by minute
What a miss! Excellent play from Las Palmas, who quickly ping passes around to find space but Momo’s shot is very poor, dribbling wide of the mark.
23 minsminute by minute
WHAT A SAVE! Real Madrid break with Benzema doing brilliantly to unleash Bale, who then cuts a pass across the box to Asensio. The whole stadium waits for the net to bulge but Chicizola gets a strong touch with his fingertips to put the ball behind for a corner.
21 minsminute by minute
Aquilani does have big shoes to fill following Jonathan Viera’s move to China and he hasn’t quite shown his strengths so far. He’s able to continue here though and takes to the field.
19 minsminute by minute
Concern for the hosts as Aquilani is down needing treatment after looking groggy. He’s getting a check over and Las Palmas need him for his creativity.
17 minsminute by minute
The hosts again pile forward, finding space down the right, but it’s well dealt with by the back line of Real Madrid. A slow start from Zidane’s side and one that’s unlikely to please the French boss.
15 minsminute by minute
I’d go as far as saying Las Palmas have been the better of the two sides so far, they’ve come into the box firing and look dangerous.
13 minsminute by minute
SAVE! Benzema is fed the ball inside the area and he strikes a fierce effort goalwards but Chicizola saves well with a strong hand.
12 minsminute by minute
Both sides showing threat early on and Real Madrid know they have a game on their hands.
10 minsminute by minute
SAVE! Las Palmas showing they’re here to fight as they try again from distance, forcing Navas into a fine save down low on his left.