Ronaldo’s late double earns Real Madrid draw after Gareth Bale is sent off


Cristiano Ronaldo scored two late goals, a penalty and a trademark header, as 10-man Real Madrid rescued a home draw against Las Palmas in La Liga on Wednesday, after Gareth Bale had been sent off.


Isco gave Real an eighth-minute lead before Tana levelled with a firm shot.


Ronaldo’s double inside three minutes denied Las Palmas a first ever win at the Bernabéu and earned what could be an important point for Madrid in the title race.


Wales forward Bale was shown red early in the second half for shoving Jonathan Viera, who scored a penalty after a Sergio Ramos handball.


Kevin-Prince Boateng fired in moments later before Ronaldo’s penalty and header earned Real a point.


Real Madrid’s comeback was not enough to send them back to the top of La Liga. They now trail Barcelona by one point, although they have a game in hand on the champions.


Real are second in the standings on 56 points, one behind Barcelona who thrashed Sporting Gijón 6-1, but Zinedine Zidane’s side have a game in hand on their arch-rivals as they seek a first league title since 2012