Real Madrid was looking to extend their lead on the table as they played away to Granada. Changes were made to both sides as Coach Zinedine Zidane was looking to clinch the title before the league rounded up.
The Madrid side saw Captain Sergio Ramos and fellow Spaniard Dani Carvajal make a return to defensive duties; Isco and Valverde were on hand to replace Rodrygo and Marco Asensio in the attacking lineup. The Granada Coach made seven changes to this team that played Real Sociedad earlier in the week with defenders Sanchez and Dias coming in to replace Vallejo and Neva, the midfield saw Azeez, Darwin Machis and Vico start and Fernandez replace Soldado as the frontman.
A well prepared Real Madrid did most of the playing in the first half of the game as the home was trying to get on with the run of play. A pass from Casmeiro in the 10th minute was all that was needed by Ferland Mendy to send Real Madrid ahead, giving the player his first goal in a Los Blancos shirt. Karim Benzema doubled the lead in the 17th minute, as he was on hand to slot in a pass from Luka Modric.
The first half was all white as Real Madrid control the play of the ball, and doubled up on chances created. No goals were scored again as referee Jaime Lantre Santiago brought the first half to an end. The start of the second half saw Granada Victor Diaz come off for Antonio Puertas in an early second-half substitution.
Darwin Machis gave Granada their only goal of the game in the 50th minute courtesy of a Yangei Herrera pass. The match did not see further actions again until the final whistle was blown.
The win sees Madrid edge closer to winning their first La Liga trophy in four years; a win from the Los Blancos mid-week against Villareal could see them lift the trophy before the end of the season. Granada is now on 10th place on the league table and clear of relegation with only a handful of matches left until the end of the season.Click here to leave a comment