Third-placed Real Madrid grab last-gasp winner at Las Palmas

Reuters , Monday 14 Mar 2016

Third-placed Real are 10 points clear of Villarreal, who lost 4-2 at Sevilla

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Football Soccer - Las Palmas v Real Madrid - Spanish Liga BBVA - Gran Canaria stadium, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain - 13/03/16 Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos celebrates with team mate Francisco "Isco" Alarcon after scoring a goal. (REUTERS)

Real Madrid's Casemiro headed a late winner to earn a barely deserved 2-1 victory at Las Palmas in La Liga on Sunday as they moved back within four points of second-placed Atletico Madrid.

Casemiro nodded home from a corner two minutes after the home side's Willian Jose struck in the 87th to equalise after a misplaced pass from Madrid substitute Mateo Kovacic.

Sergio Ramos's flicked header had given Real the lead in the 24th against a determined Las Palmas, who had won their previous three league games to move clear of the relegation zone.

Ramos was sent off in added time for a second yellow card.

Third-placed Real are 10 points clear of Villarreal, who lost 4-2 at Sevilla in a game between fourth and fifth, but are 12 points off leaders Barcelona who beat Getafe 6-0 on Saturday.

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