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Las Palmas 3-3 Real Madrid, La Liga 2017: Player Ratings

Real Madrid turns around a 3-1 deficit after being a man down.

Real Madrid CF v UD Las Palmas - La Liga Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

What is with Real Madrid and comebacks this week? Having come back and won during the weekend, and now coming back down 3-1 on Wednesday night, Madrid has truly shown their true colors.

A never quit attitude is something many coaches strive for, however, being down early is not. Falling down 3-1 after the dismissal of Gareth Bale to a red card, Madrid looked depleted throughout most of the second half.

After a few intelligent substitutions by Zinedine Zidane, Madrid found the energy and focus they needed to come back. That being said, few Los Blancos stars shone under tonight’s bright lights. A strong match from Ronaldo and Isco helped Madrid fight on but a poor performance from Keylor Navas raised some concern.

Keylor Navas – 4

Needless to say, this was not a good game for Keylor Navas in goal. The Costa Rican goalkeeper allowed three simple shots to fly past him in the back of the net, one of which occurred after Las Palmas forward Kevin-Prince Boateng dribbled through the goalie, giving his side a 3-1 lead.

Dani Carvajal – 7

Carvajal enjoyed himself a decent game. Moving up and down the wings, the Spanish defender provided support for Bale as well as kept former Madrid winger Jesé away from goal. Carvajal had to pick up extra pressure in the second half following a Gareth Bale red card.

Sergio Ramos - 6.5

Ramos gave the match his all, however most of the time, it was unnecessary. The Spanish center back found himself lunging and diving into random tackles and shots all match. One tackle resulted in the defender offering up a free penalty kick to the opposing side.

Nacho – 5

Ramos might have been all over the place but Nacho looked nonexistent. Only appearing for the random pass here and there, the young Madrid product looked clueless and out of place throughout the whole match.

Cristiano Ronaldo – 8

Who else but Cristiano Ronaldo to save the day for Madrid. The Portuguese genius scored two goals in three minutes in the final stages of the match to help Madrid claim a late draw. As per usual, Ronald provided his side with energy and passion, something most players lacked throughout the match.

Toni Kroos – 6

Wait, did Toni Kroos play? Offensively, the German was nowhere to be found. Defensively, Kroos made a few strong tackles; however, he was unable to stop the counterattacking prowess of Las Palmas.

Gareth Bale - 4.5

What was he thinking? Receiving a red card only a few short minutes into the second half, Gareth Bale found himself sent to the locker room early. The Welshman had himself a decent first half, creating multiple chances for his side. The red card was disappointing and now he will see himself sitting out for the weekend match against Eibar.

Marcelo - 6.5

Much like Carvajal, Marcelo shut down wingers for most of the match. The Brazilian defender provided occasional offensive support but looked concerned about the counterattack throughout the match. Not the best outing for Marcelo, but not the worst.

Mateo Kovacic – 6

Kovacic tried his best, but his best wasn’t good enough. The Croatian found himself clashing with Las Palmas midfielders throughout the entire match, eventually earning himself a substitution in the second half.

Alvaro Morata – 5

This was supposed to Morata’s chance to shine as a starter. He failed. The Spanish product had little to no offensive production in the front half and ultimately fell flat in the end. Safe to say this match was very disappointing for the striker.

Isco – 7

Speaking of chances, Isco took advantage of his starting position. The midfielder scored Madrid’s first goal of the match and put his side up by one early on. Production fell as the game prolonged but the Spanish international provided Madrid with a much-needed offensive boost early on.

Karim Benzema – 6

Subbed on late into the match, Benzema provided a psychological edge to the match. The instant the French international took the field, Las Palmas defenders quickly attached themselves to the striker, making other options, such as Ronaldo, wide open for shots.

James Rodriguez - 6.5

Rodriguez was a much-needed spark for Real Madrid. As the midfield became sluggish and tired, James brought life and energy to the team, ultimately helping his side to achieve a late comeback.

Lucas Vasquez – 5

Lucas came on half way through the second half and didn’t offer much.

Man of the Match: Ronaldo

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