Real Madrid resume their Spanish La Liga campaign this saturday afternoon and they thumped Granada at Santiago Bernabue scoring four goals in incredible first half display. Zidane started with Ronaldo, Benzema and Isco upfront and trio were in superb form where Isco grabbed a brace while Benzema and Ronaldo scored goal a piece to pretty much end the contest in first 30 minutes. Granada has a long second half where Madrid might pile more misery on helpless Granada side.
Real Madrid 5-0 Granada Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga 2017 Match ]
12′ 1 – 0 Isco scored inside first 12 minutes to put Real Madrid on their way to a convincing win at Bernabue.
21′ 2 – 0 Karim Benzema made it 2-0 in 21st minute and pretty much ended the contest right there.
27′ 3 – 0 Cristiano Ronaldo started his first game after winter break and scored Madrid’s third of the day.
31′ 4 – 0 Isco completed his brace at half hour mark to secure all three points.
58′ 5 – 0 Casemiro
Granada vs Real Madrid Highlights: The game is a early kickoff on Saturday 07 January 2017, starting at around 12:30 uk and if you missed the live action or want to replay the game you can always tune in on this page to find short and extended match highlights after the game is over.
Last time these two meet was back on February when Real Madrid scored a late goal thanks to Luka Modric to clinch 2-1 win away from home. Playing at Bernabue this weekend they are odds on favourite to take all three points.
Real Madrid might go into the game with 7 points behind league leaders Barcelona who play against Levante in the early kickoff on Sunday at around 12:00 and that can put some added pressure for Real Madrid to get all three points at any cost. Real Madrid will still be without Gareth Bale who has been out injured for several weeks while the goal scoring burden will be shared by Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.
Ronaldo is currently on 19th league goals this season and his recent hattrick (29th of his real madrid career) against Espanyol will put more confidence in his after a relative below par season by his own standards.
José Ramón Sandoval’s Granada are no pushovers, unlike the table suggest, they cause all sorts of problems for Real Madrid in the league game earlier in the season and Real could only manage a 1-0 win. Playing at home they will be hoping to cause more trouble for Real Madrid who has been shaky away from home this season with only 4 wins in the 10 away games they have played so far.
Predictions: Going by the recent form of both teams Granada will be very fortunate if they can get somthing out of this match. Real Madrid has had a unpredictable season so far where they bullied teams in the bottom half while failed to get decent results against bigger sides. So with all due respect Granada falls into bottom half table team and with a terrible home form so I can only see one result in this one and thats Real Madrid cruising to 4-0 win.
Youssef El Arabi put Granada back in the game at the hour mark but it was Luka Modric who settled the game with a late winner coming in 86th minute.
Granada 1-2 Real Madrid – Match Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga, Sunday, 07 February 2016 ]
- Karim Benzema tapped home after Dani Carval’s low cross found him unmarked inside the box:
- Youssef El Arabi scored for Granada after the break to bring them back on level terms:
- Luka Modric won the game for Real Madrid with a late goal: