Real Madrid-Las Palmas |Confirmed lineups

Real Madrid-Las Palmas |Confirmed lineups

Ronaldo fired another blank as La Liga holders Madrid bounced back from their Champions League defeat at Tottenham midweek with a 3-0 win over Las Palmas on Sunday.

Casemiro headed the opener just before half-time before Asensio thundered home a spectacular second, and Isco converted Cristiano Ronaldo's cross to secure all three points.

It took almost a half for Real to breakthrough before Casemiro did the honours just four minutes before the break with a close-ranger header from a corner kick.

The Spain global winger will go head-to-head with Zinedine Zidane's side on Sunday and he believes that the recent slump they have been in is little more than a blip. "They will make the match very hard for us", he said.

"Las Palmas kept men behind the ball and after the first goal, they tried to play on the counter".

"Cristiano is certainly going home upset when he does not score".

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The hosts found a breakthrough before half time as Casemiro perfectly directed his header into the bottom corner, after a Marco Asensio corner had taken a flick-on at the near post.

Asensio then put Real in command with a left-foot laser into the top corner following a half-clearance 11 minutes after the break.

- Real Madrid have conceded the most shots to hit the woodwork in La Liga this season, along Real Betis (seven).

In the end, the Portuguese had to settle for providing an inch-perfect assist for Isco's third, crossing right into the path of the Spanish playmaker on the move for him to apply a confident side-footed finish.

The win leaves Madrid in third place in the table, still eight points behind leaders Barcelona going into the global break.

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