Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Real Madrid defeats Las Palmas late to take the lead in La Liga


 NEW DELHI: On Saturday, Real Madrid moved to the top of La Liga with a crucial 2-1 victory over Las Palmas thanks to a dramatic late header from Aurelien Tchouameni.

The success, accomplished on Tchouameni's birthday, saw Carlo Ancelotti's side edge in front of Girona by two in the standings after the two groups have played 21 games.

Javier Munoz gave Las Palmas an early lead in the second half, putting Madrid on the back foot. Be that as it may, the guests mounted a rebound with Vinicius Junior finding the net to even out the score.

When Tchouameni, who had only been on the field for three minutes, rose to head in a goal from Toni Kroos' corner, the thrilling contest reached its zenith.

Ancelotti, considering his essential replacements, expressed, "I take a gander at the seat and I have opportunities to change the dynamic. It's an instrument that we have, with such a roused seat, they bring a ton when they come on."

Ancelotti made other adjustments, including giving Dani Ceballos a rare start in the midfield, and Madrid played without leading scorer Jude Bellingham, who was suspended. Notwithstanding a first half with few open doors, Las Palmas' Sergi Cardona represented a danger, barely keeping away from a punishment after a test by Ceballos.

The advanced Las Palmas, oversaw by previous Barcelona holds mentor Francisco Garcia Pimienta, showed versatility against the defending champs. Be that as it may, Munoz broke the stop in the last part, polishing off a counter-assault organized by Kirian Rodriguez and Sandro Ramirez.

Vinicius leveled for Madrid in the 65th moment, gaining by a very much positioned pass from Eduardo Camavinga. By leveling the score, the forward from Brazil made up for a chance he had missed earlier. Ancelotti further escalated his going after choices, welcoming on debutant Arda Guler and the inevitable match-victor Tchouameni.

Tchouameni's definitive header from a corner demonstrated pivotal for Madrid, proceeding with their capability from set pieces this season. Munoz, a midfielder for Las Palmas, said, "We have to be proud, we competed, congratulations to Real Madrid" in acknowledgment of Real Madrid's level of competition.

Real Madrid currently reigns supreme in La Liga; Girona's position in the race for the title will be determined by Sunday's outcome against Celta Vigo.

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