Spanish La Liga
GranadaGranada0Real MadridReal Madrid4

Granada CF 0-4 Real Madrid

Real Madrid
Real Madrid have won their last seven La Liga matches

Cristiano Ronaldo's 17th league goal of the season helped Real Madrid defeat Granada to move top of La Liga.

Ronaldo put the visitors ahead after only two minutes with a low finish after Karim Benzema's square pass.

The French forward then set up James Rodriguez, who made it 2-0 with a spectacular volley from 12 yards out.

Benzema collected Ronaldo's backheel and shot past goalkeeper Roberto for 3-0 before Rodriguez added a fourth from close range after another Ronaldo pass.

Real, who were without the injured Gareth Bale, have now won their last seven domestic league matches to move above Barcelona, who they beat 3-1 in El Clasico last Saturday.

Ronaldo, who this week was announced as one of the nominations for the 2014 Ballon d'Or award to decide the world footballer of the year, has now scored in 12 successive games and netted 22 times in all competitions.

This was a perfect preparation for Carlo Ancelotti's Real side before they entertain Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Granada have now collected only one point from their last six La Liga matches and are 14th in the table.

James Rodriguez
Real Madrid have scored 17 times in their last four La Liga matches
Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored once with two assists, while James Rodriguez scored twice
James Rodriguez
James Rodriguez scored his third and fourth La Liga goals for Real Madrid since his move from Monaco
Real Madrid
Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-0 in their last Champions League match and the two sides meet again on Tuesday

Line-ups

Granada

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Fernández Alvalleros
  • 2Nyom
  • 6Claude Babin
  • 24Murillo
  • 20Pérez López
  • 22Foulquier
  • 16Iturra
  • 14Pascual IsrafilovBooked at 39minsSubstituted forMárquez Morenoat 45'minutes
  • 17Sissoko
  • 18CórdobaSubstituted forRochina Naixesat 65'minutes
  • 29SuccessSubstituted forEl-Arabiat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Olazábal Paredes
  • 5Mainz
  • 7Yuste Cantón
  • 8Márquez Moreno
  • 9El-Arabi
  • 19Larsson
  • 23Rochina Naixes

Real Madrid

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Casillas
  • 15CarvajalSubstituted forArbeloaat 38'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 3Pepe
  • 4Ramos
  • 12Marcelo
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 19ModricBooked at 43minsSubstituted forKhediraat 76'minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 23IscoSubstituted forIllarramendiat 83'minutes
  • 9Benzema
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 2Varane
  • 6Khedira
  • 13Navas
  • 14Hernández
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 18Nacho
  • 24Illarramendi
Referee:
José Luis González González
Attendance:
21,800

Match Stats

Home TeamGranadaAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home11
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home19
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Granada CF 0, Real Madrid 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Granada CF 0, Real Madrid 4.

  3. Post update

    Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Dimitri Foulquier (Granada CF).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rubén Rochina (Granada CF) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  6. Booking

    Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid).

  8. Post update

    Abdoul Sissoko (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

  10. Post update

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Dimitri Foulquier (Granada CF).

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Granada CF 0, Real Madrid 4. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Álvaro Arbeloa.

  14. Post update

    Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF).

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Javi Márquez (Granada CF) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Youssef El-Arabi.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Asier Illarramendi replaces Isco.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Roberto.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

  20. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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