La Liga: How Cristiano Ronaldo, Others Saved Zidane from Being Sacked

Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane

Cristiano Ronaldo led other Real Madrid players on Sunday to avert the sack of manager Zinedine Zidane.

Real Madrid returned to winning ways after back-to-back defeats, but the Portuguese, though couldn’t find back of the net, made an important assist leading to Isco’s goal.

Before the Sunday’s 3-0 win against Las Palmas, the title holders had successive lost against Girona and Tottenham over the past seven days.

But reports in Spanish media at the weekend suggested that Madrid President, Florentino Pérez had grown tired of the situation and was willing to let the back-to-back Champions League winner go.

But the players reacted positively as they duly dispatched Las Palmas at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Casemiro gave Los Blancos the lead at the end the first half, the Brazilian popping up to score his team’s very first headed goal of the season.

A thunderous strike from Marco Asensio made it 2-0 after the interval and Ronaldo then contributed a lovely assist for Isco as he curled in a delightful ball for his teammate to fire home the third on the break, but he could not even break into a smile as his teammates celebrated the goal.

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