Five thoughts from the weekend's La Liga action as Real Madrid slip up, Barcelona win easily and Atletico Madrid grind out three more points.
1. Zidane did get his subs right
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane got his substitutions spot on during Saturday's trip to Las Palmas, even if the final result of 2-2 did not obviously suggest as much.
After Los Blancos youngster Marco Asensio and the Canary Islands' midfielder Tana had swapped first-half goals, Zidane made an attacking change at 1-1,...
Real Madrid were held to a second consecutive La Liga draw on Saturday, a 2-2 result against a Las Palmas side that continued their eye-catching start to the season.
Zinedine Zidane's visitors took the lead through Marco Asensio before Tana levelled for the hosts. Substitute Karim Benzema looked to have secured all three points when he scored in the 67th minute, but Sergio Araujo bundled the ball over the line with minutes remaining to earn Quique Setien's adventurous team a deserved point.
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata admitted Saturday's 2-2 draw at Las Palmas was a blow to his team's La Liga title chances, but added there was no need to make a drama out of one result.
A very open first half saw Madrid youngster Marco Asensio strike first, only for Las Palmas midfielder Tana to soon equalise. Madrid substitute Karim Benzema appeared to have won the three points for his side when he scored with 20 minutes remaining, and Cristiano Ronaldo was then withdrawn thinking ahead to Tuesday's...