Real Madrid swiftly recovered from their disappointing defeat to Atletico Madrid last Sunday by securing a 2-0 victory against Las Palmas at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Carlo Ancelotti implemented notable changes to the lineup that suffered defeat over the weekend, including the omission of Jude Bellingham. However, it was his replacement who made a decisive impact just before the end of the first half.
Lucas Vazquez, who stepped in for the injured David Alaba, assumed control of the ball on the right wing. His well-executed cross pinpointed Brahim Diaz, positioned 12 yards from the goal. Diaz, a summer signing, displayed precision as he blasted the ball into the top corner of the Las Palmas net.
Real Madrid continued to apply pressure for a second goal in the second half, and their efforts were rewarded when Rodrygo delivered an outstanding cross from the left, which was met by a precise header from Joselu Mato. The veteran striker had squandered several significant opportunities before this goal, making it a particularly gratifying moment for him to find the back of the net.
Las Palmas attempted to mount a comeback, but Real Madrid remained resolute in defense, securing a commanding three points. This victory elevated them to the second position in the La Liga table, just one point behind Girona and surpassing Barcelona in the standings.