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Marco Asensio just scored a goal of the season contender

The Spaniard lit up fireworks night with a rocket straight from the top drawer

Sometimes there are no words to describe a virtually perfect goal.

You could say Marco Asensio’s strike for Real Madrid in their 3-0 win over Las Palmas was incredible, superb, a worldie, but it’s best to leave it up to you to decide.

The Spaniard struck a wonderful half-volley in the 56th minute to put Los Blancos 2-0 up, but it will be a goal that will be talked about at the Bernabeu for years to come.


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Watch the goal below (0:57 if you’re lazy…)

Third-placed Real are still eight points behind Barcelona in La Liga and their Sunday opponents Las Palmas showed why they are second bottom.

Zinedine Zidane’s men were well below their best before the interval, with Karim Benzema missing a gaping chance on four minutes and Cristiano Ronaldo wasting two decent opportunities.

Casemiro celebrates his overdue opener against Las Palmas at the Bernabeu

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Casemiro celebrates his overdue opener against Las Palmas at the Bernabeu

But Real still deserved their 41st minute opener, with Casemiro rising to nod home a deflected corner.

Asensio then put the hosts in command with his strike into the top corner following a clearance 11 minutes after the break.

Las Palmas' Uruguayan defender Mauricio Lemos tries to shut out Cristiano Ronaldo

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Las Palmas’ Uruguayan defender Mauricio Lemos tries to shut out Cristiano Ronaldo

Isco stylishly finished Ronaldo’s perfect cross to complete a slightly flattering victory.

And Ronaldo blazed high when Fifa’s recently-crowned world player of the year would have been expected to score.


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