Spanish La Liga
Granada0Real 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

  • 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

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

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

Match ends, Granada CF 0, Real Madrid 4.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Dimitri Foulquier (Granada CF).

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

Booking

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

Foul by Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid).

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

Hand ball by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

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

Foul by Dimitri Foulquier (Granada CF).

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.

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

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

Foul by Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF).

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Asier Illarramendi replaces Isco.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Roberto.

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.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Real Madrid).

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Javi Márquez (Granada CF).

Attempt missed. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Sami Khedira replaces Luka Modric.

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

Foul by Javi Márquez (Granada CF).

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dimitri Foulquier.

Dangerous play by Luka Modric (Real Madrid).

Rubén Rochina (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Abdoul Sissoko (Granada CF) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Juan Carlos with a cross.

Attempt missed. Rubén Rochina (Granada CF) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Abdoul Sissoko with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Rubén Rochina (Granada CF) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Granada CF. Rubén Rochina replaces Jhon Córdoba.

Offside, Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo tries a through ball, but James Rodríguez is caught offside.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Abdoul Sissoko.

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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