Real Madrid thrashed Granada and defeated them by five-goal margin to go six points clear at the top of La Liga. Zinedine Zidane’s side is now undefeated for the entire season and have equalled Barcelona’s Spanish record of 39 games unbeaten in all competitions.
Los Blancos were in cruise control from the first whistle and they broke the deadlock in the 12th minute after Isco’s low drive beat Guillermo Ochoa. The second goal shouldn’t have stood as Benzema was offside from Luka Modric’s attempted shot, but Guillermo Ochoa spilled that effort and handed a tap-in to the French striker.
Cristiano Ronaldo got on the scoresheet at the 27th minute when he scored the third goal of the match by heading in at the back post to make. Then it was Isco who scored his second goal of the first half by slotting the ball into the bottom corner from Modric’s excellent low cross into the box.
On the other hand, Granada started the game with nine players on loan and never really got into the match. Keylor Navas had nothing to do throughout as Real Madrid passed their way around a team who looked consigned to defeat before the referee had blown the first whistle.
Even in the second half, Real Madrid were the dominating side and Granada didn’t make much of an effort in the later half either. Casemiro added a fifth in the 58th minute as Real cruised to all three points to move six points ahead of rivals Barcelona, who travel to Villarreal on Sunday evening.
Also, today’s defeat means Granada stay rooted in the relegation zone in 19th position with nine points.