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

Match ends, Real Madrid 9, Granada CF 1.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Robert Ibáñez (Granada CF).

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.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Jeison Murillo (Granada CF).

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.

Booking

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

Foul by Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid).

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

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

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.

Goal!

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

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.

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

Foul by Diego Mainz (Granada CF).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Delay in match Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) because of an injury.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Oier.

Attempt saved. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

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

Foul by Dimitri Foulquier (Granada CF).

Attempt missed. Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Piti.

Foul by Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid).

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

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Marcelo with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 7, Granada CF 1. Robert Ibáñez (Granada CF) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Youssef El-Arabi with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Álvaro Arbeloa with a cross.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

Piti (Granada CF) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Javier Hernández (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcelo with a cross.

Attempt saved. Daniel Candeias (Granada CF) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dimitri Foulquier.

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

Booking

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

Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Piti (Granada CF).

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Sunday 5th April 2015

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