Spanish La Liga
Real Madrid9Granada1

Real Madrid 9-1 Granada CF

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick was his 24th in La Liga, equal with rival Lionel Messi of Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo scored five goals, including a first-half hat-trick, as Real Madrid thrashed Granada at the Bernabeu.

The world player of the year's first three came within eight minutes following Gareth Bale's opener, putting Real 4-0 up at the break.

Ronaldo's fourth came in the second half between two from Karim Benzema.

Robert Ibanez reduced the arrears before Diego Mainz's own goal, with Ronaldo heading his fifth late on.

The ex-Manchester United forward scored five in a game for the first time, helping put Real one point behind La Liga leaders Barcelona, who have played a game less, while improving their goal difference.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Granada, 19th in the table, withstood Real until the 24th minute when Bale rounded the goalkeeper to put the Champions League holders ahead.

By half-time Ronaldo had his fifth hat-trick of the league season, and his 24th in La Liga, drawing level with Barca rival Lionel Messi.

Benzema's pair and Ronaldo's fourth came in a five-minute spell early in the second half, while Ibanez's consolation proved almost worthless when Mainz's mistake and Ronaldo's late header emphasised the gulf between the two sides.

Real Madrid

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 1Casillas
  • 17ArbeloaBooked at 87mins
  • 2Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 12Marcelo
  • 19Modric
  • 8KroosSubstituted forIllarramendiat 57'minutes
  • 10RodríguezSubstituted forRodríguez Ruizat 61'minutes
  • 11Bale
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forHernándezat 61'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 5da Silva Coentrão
  • 13Navas
  • 14Hernández
  • 16Borges
  • 18Nacho
  • 20Rodríguez Ruiz
  • 24Illarramendi

Granada

  • 1Olazábal Paredes
  • 22Foulquier
  • 6Claude BabinSubstituted forMurilloat 61'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 5Mainz
  • 20Pérez López
  • 16Iturra
  • 4Rico CastroSubstituted forPascual Israfilovat 57'minutes
  • 21Ibáñez Castro
  • 23Rochina NaixesSubstituted forMedina Lunaat 52'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 7Candeias
  • 9El-Arabi

Substitutes

  • 2Nyom
  • 8Márquez Moreno
  • 10Medina Luna
  • 11Sánchez-Rico Soto
  • 13Fernández Alvalleros
  • 14Pascual Israfilov
  • 24Murillo
Referee:
Jesús Gil Manzano
Attendance:
71,863

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamGranada
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home29
Away11
Shots on Target
Home11
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Madrid 9, Granada CF 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Madrid 9, Granada CF 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Robert Ibáñez (Granada CF).

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Real Madrid 9, Granada CF 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luka Modric with a cross following a set piece situation.

  6. Booking

    Jeison Murillo (Granada CF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jeison Murillo (Granada CF).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Eddy (Granada CF) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Piti with a cross.

  10. Booking

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid).

  12. Post update

    Juan Carlos (Granada CF) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Marcelo with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Candeias with a cross.

  15. Goal!

    Own Goal by Diego Mainz, Granada CF. Real Madrid 8, Granada CF 1.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  17. Post update

    Javier Hernández (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Diego Mainz (Granada CF).

  19. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) because of an injury.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 5th April 2015

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