Goals and Highlights: Granada 1-2 Real Madrid in LaLiga

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23:25a year ago

Darwin Machís Goal!

 

23:24a year ago

Benzema Goal!

 

23:02a year ago

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22:58a year ago

Full time -Granada 1-2 Real Madrid

What a game! 

Granada pushed Zidane's side all the way but failed to find their second goal. 

Los Blancos started the game so well and deseverd to be leading after the break. 

However, Diego Martínez tweaked the formation and changed the game. 

A goal-line clearance from Sergio Ramos sealed all three points for his side. 

Real Madrid go four points clear at the top of the table and can win the league against Villerreal in their next outing. 

22:53a year ago
93' Corner for Granada. The goalkeeper, Rui Silva, has gone up!
22:52a year ago
92' Courtois is booked for time wasting. 
22:50a year ago

Added Time

90' There will be five minutes of added time.
22:49a year ago
89' Luka Modric is running down the clock. 
22:48a year ago
87' Sanchez left unmarked at the back post was so close to finding the break through! 

His header was just inches wide of Courtois' post.

22:47a year ago
86' Free-kick for Granada in a dangerous position. 

Montoro to take.

22:46a year ago

Granada - Subsitution

84' So close from Granada! 

Not once but twice! 

First, Courtois denied Azeez with a great header. Then Sergio Ramos blocked a shot on the line! 

A huge let off for Los Blancos!

22:43a year ago
80' Carnage in the Real Madrid area. 

A Granada free-kick sent in caused confusion in the area, with the ball begging to be put into the back of the net. 

However, referee, Santiago Jaime Latre, gave a free kick to Los Blancos for a foul on  Courtois. 

22:38a year ago
77' Granada have changed to a 4-2-4 formation as they look to get back on level terms. 
22:37a year ago

Cooling Break

75' Final 15 minutes left of this match. 

Granada have to find something special to find their way through the stubborn Los Blancos defence. 

22:33a year ago
72' His ball sails across everyone and goes out for a goal-kick to Los Blancos. 
22:32a year ago
71' Free-kick in a dangerous position for Granada. 

Montoro to take.

22:31a year ago
70' There are 20 minutes of normal time left to play.

Granada have looked the better side since the break and look dangerous on the break. 

22:30a year ago
69' The ball found Carvajal, however, he failed to keep the ball in play. 
22:29a year ago
68' Free-kick Real Madrid after a foul on Luka Modric. 
22:27a year ago
65' Good defending from Granada. 

Rodrygo and Mendy link up on the left hand side. The Brazilian drives a low cross along the face of goal, but Granada cleared the danger. 

22:24a year ago

Real Madrid - Subsitution

62' Double change here for Los Blancos.

Off comes Valverde and Isco. On comes Asensio and Rodrygo.

22:21a year ago
59' So close from Darwin Machís! 

The Venezuelan nearly grabs his second but his shot whistles past the post. 

22:18a year ago

Granada - Yellow Card

57' Gil Dias goes into the book for a foul on Carvajal.
22:17a year ago
55' Granada have really come alive this half! 

Diego Martínez made a few changes to the system at half time, he changed to a 4-4-3 formation. 

His side are really pushing the champions in waiting all the way!

22:15a year ago

Granada - Substitution

54' Off comes Foulquier. On comes Montoro.
22:12a year ago

Goal - Granada 1-2 Real Madrid - Machís

49' Machís gets one back for Granada! 

The Nazaríes break with pace.  Machís  finds himself one on one with Courtois, and the winger slots the ball underneath the Belgian international. 

Game on!

22:07a year ago

Granada - Yellow Card

46' Duarte receives a yellow for a foul on Isco. 
22:05a year ago

Second half - Kick-off

45' Granada get the second half underway! 

A big half for the title race. All three points for Los Blancos will put them four points clear of second place Barcelona, with two games reamining of the season. 

21:54a year ago

Half time Granada 0-2 Real Madrid

Los Blancos go in at half time with the lead. 

Ferland Mendy scored his first goal of the season with an emphatic strike. 

Benzema doubled their lead six minutes later with an excellent curling shot into the top corner past Rui Silva. 

Granada looked more organised after their formation change, however, Zidane's side have yet to concede a goal in their previous five matches. 

21:47a year ago

Added Time

There will be two minuets of added time. 
21:47a year ago
45' Freekick from Granada is cleared by Benzema.

Madrid counter but Isco is caught in possesion. 

21:43a year ago
42' Benzema almost doubles his tally. A powerful strike from the forward forces a great save from Rui Silva!
21:37a year ago
35' Great save from Courtois to deny a powerful header from Duarte!

It looked a certain goal. 

21:36a year ago
34' Looks like Granada have changed their formation. 

They started the game with three at the back, however, have now reverted back to a back four. 

21:33a year ago

Cooling Break

30' Half an hour gone here at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes.

Zidane's side have been imperious so far this evening. 

There is a genius to Madrid's style of play, they are really dominating a strong Granada side so far. 

21:30a year ago
28' First real glimps of goal for Granada. 

Machís skips past Carvajal, he then whips a devilish ball into the area but it is comfortable in the end for Courtois to claim. 

21:27a year ago
25'  Carvajal sees his shot blocked after a lovely passing combination between himslef and Valverde, saw the right-back having a shot at goal. 
21:24a year ago
22' The league leaders are playing some lovely football here. 

Crisp passing football that is toying with Granada. 

Granada have failed to find their way into the game so far. 

 

21:20a year ago

GOAL - Granada 0-2 Real Madrid - Karim Benzema

16' Real Madrid are in cruise control now!

Karim Benzema gets Madrid's second.

He found his way into Granada's area, he was given time to pick his spot, to give Zidane's side breathing space. 

21:12a year ago

GOAL - Granada 0-1 Real Madrid - Ferland Mendy

10' Ferland Mendy scores his first goal of the season in emphatic style!

He breaks down the left hand side, finds his way into the penalty area and unleashed a wild shot past Rui Silva. 

Real Madrid are oozing confidence. 

21:08a year ago
7' Sergio Ramos makes a great challenge on Fernández to prevent a corner for Granada. 
21:06a year ago
3' Real Madrid have had the majority of the ball so far in the opening three minutes. 

Diego Martínez will be happy that, his side are very impressive at soaking up the pressure. 

21:01a year ago

Kick Off

1' Real Madrid get us underway!
20:59a year ago

Here come the teams!

We are moments away from kick-off here at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes.
20:13a year ago

Real Madrid Starting XI

 

20:02a year ago

Granada Starting XI

 

18:31a year ago

Last meeting

11:29a year ago

Stay tuned!

That's all for now but check back an hour or so before kick-off for the confirmed starting XI's from this La Liga Santander clash between Granada CF and Real Madrid!
11:26a year ago

How to Watch and Follow Granada vs Real Madrid

If you would like to watch the game then UK Sky customers should visit: https://www.premiersports.com/ for La Liga TV. 

However, for following along online VAVEL is your best option!

11:24a year ago

Zidane's pre-match thoughts


 
11:21a year ago

Predicted XI's

Granada: Silva; Foulquier, Diaz, Vallejo, Duarte, Neva; Machis, Herrera, Azeez, Puertas; Soldado.

Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Valverde; Hazard, Benzema, Asensio.

11:18a year ago

Form Guides

Granada: DLWDW

Real Madrid: WWWWW

11:16a year ago

Real Madrid Team News

Marcelo is expected to miss the rest of the La Liga season with an adductor injury. 

Zinedine Zidane will be able to welcome back Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal to the starting line-up, after they both missed Los Blancos 2-0 win over Alaves through suspension.  

Eden Hazard could make the starting XI after fears of an ankle issue passing. 

 

11:12a year ago

Granada Team News

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However, Diego Martínez could welcome back  Alvaro Vadillo to the match day squad after a stomach issue. 

11:07a year ago

The title race

Real Madrid will be after all three points this evening to reinstate their 4-point lead at the top of the La Liga table.  

The gap is currently down to a single point with Barcelona having won 1-0 on Saturday against Real Valladolid. 

Zinedine Zidane's side have a perfect record since football returned, they will need to be on the top their game to beat an exciting Granada side. 

11:01a year ago

Europa League for Granada?

Granada have been this seasons surprise package in La Liga.  

Their 3-2 win over Real Sociedad in their last outing made a European spot a possibility for Diego Martínez's side.  

They currently find themselves in 10th place, however, a win this evening will see them move up to 7th, and sneak into the last Europa League qualifying spot.  

10:55a year ago

Kick-off time

Granada vs Real Madrid will take place the Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes in Granada, Spain. 

Kick-off time is scheduled for 21:00 BST.

10:51a year ago

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