Real Madrid played to a second draw in four days after managing just a 2 – 2 draw with Las Palmas days after playing to a 1 – 1 draw with Villarreal and the Saturday 24 September result sees their lead cut to just one point by Barcelona.
Real were fast starters with Toni Kroos seeing most of the action but still, somehow managing to waste all of the chances, at one point blasting wide when passing to Cristiano Ronaldo was the best he could have done.
On the eighth minute Kroos picked out Alvaro Morata with a cross that the Spaniard met but his header met a fingertip save from Las Palmas keeper Javi Varas for a fruitless corner.
Real Madrid had two penalty appeals waved away by the referee after a hanfball by David Garcia and a trip on Ronaldo in the box.
Las Palmasa had their chances through Tana and Jonathan Viera both saved easily by Kiko Casilla and on the 33rd minute the breakthrough came through Marco Asensio.
Nacho raced down well to shoot but Javi Varas pushed the ball towards Asensio’s path leaving the striker with an easy job to score the opener in the game and his third goal of the season.
However, a poor clearance by Raphael Varane allowed Las Palmas back in the game on the 38th minute as he headed in Tana’s way and the striker set himself up well to shoot home for the leveler.
With Las Palmas holding their own and seemingly playing for a draw, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane threw on Karim Benzema for goalscorer Asensio on the 64th minute.
Benzema’s first contribution was a tame effort after Varane’s header to him but his next saw Real regain the lead.
Morata picks out Ronaldo whose feeble shot was not well handled by Varas in the Las Palmas goal and Benzema was on hand to score with the rebound.
Las Palmas are never the ones to give up and their persistence paid off with a scrambled goal courtesy of Sergio Araujo to see the teams share spoils.