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F. Mendy
1 - 4
Vinícius Júnior
L. Modrić
1 - 3
L. Suárez
M. Gonalons
1 - 2
T. Kroos
0 - 2
T. Kroos
0 - 1

Match Stats

31% 68%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 10
Total Passes 302 687
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 38 26 8 4 80 31 +49 86 D D W L W
2 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 38 21 10 7 68 38 +30 73 L D W W W
3 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 38 21 8 9 65 43 +22 71 W D W W L
4 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 38 18 16 4 53 30 +23 70 W D D D D
5 Real Betis BET Real Betis 38 19 8 11 62 40 +22 65 D W W L D
6 Real Sociedad RSO Real Sociedad 38 17 11 10 40 37 +3 62 L W W L D
7 Villarreal VIL Villarreal 38 16 11 11 63 37 +26 59 W L W D L
8 Athletic Club ATH Athletic Club 38 14 13 11 43 36 +7 55 L W L D W
9 Valencia VAL Valencia 38 11 15 12 48 53 -5 48 W D L D D
10 Osasuna OSA Osasuna 38 12 11 15 37 51 -14 47 L L D D D
11 Celta de Vigo CEL Celta de Vigo 38 12 10 16 43 43 0 46 L W L W D
12 Rayo Vallecano RAY Rayo Vallecano 38 11 9 18 39 50 -11 42 L L L D D
13 Elche ELC Elche 38 11 9 18 40 52 -12 42 W L L L D
14 Espanyol ESP Espanyol 38 10 12 16 40 53 -13 42 D D L D L
15 Getafe GET Getafe 38 8 15 15 33 41 -8 39 L D D D D
16 Mallorca MLL Mallorca 38 10 9 19 36 63 -27 39 W W D L L
17 Cádiz CAD Cádiz 38 8 15 15 35 51 -16 39 W D L W D
18 Granada GRA Granada 38 8 14 16 44 61 -17 38 D L W W D
19 Levante LEV Levante 38 8 11 19 51 76 -25 35 W W L W D
20 Deportivo Alavés ALA Deportivo Alavés 38 8 7 23 31 65 -34 31 L L W L W


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That's all for today, goodbye!
That win takes Madrid top of the table ahead of Real Sociedad's game later on today, and they're now unbeaten in their last seven outings in all competitions. They face Sheriff in the Champions League next time out. Granada drop into the relegation zone with that loss, and they have Athletic Bilbao next week.
Real Madrid cruise to a 4-1 victory over 10-man Granada. Asensio broke the deadlock in the first half, with Nacho firing in a second off the bottom of the crossbar before Asensio saw another effort cleared off the line. Suarez pulled one back with a deflected shot just before the break. Vinicius scored a tap-in to make it 3-1 before Monchu was shown a straight red for a poor tackle on the Brazilian which also resulted in Robert Moreno being sent off. Mendy then wrapped it up late on with a great finish.
90' + 3' GOOD SAVE! One last chance for Granada to get the ball into the box, but the corner is cleared by Nacho. His header goes as far as Ruiz on the edge of the box and he hits a powerful shot down the middle which Courtois parries away.
90' + 1' Into two minutes of stoppage time here, and Madrid are once again keeping Granada penned back deep in their own half. Mendy squares it into Rodrygo, but he can't find a way past Torrente.
89' GREAT SAVE! Granada are making a good late show here and Neva curls a good cross into the box. Molina is there again, and he tries to lift this shot over Courtois, but the Belgian reacts quickly to tip it over the bar.
88' Suarez dances away from Mendy to square the ball to Molina. He was off-balance as he got his shot away and it hits Ruiz. His effort was then saved by Courtois before the offside flag went up against him.
87' Carvajal darts down the right, catching out Neva, and whips a cross into Rodrygo at the far post. He does well to bring it down and goes to pull it back for Isco, but the ball went out of play and Granada have a goal-kick.
85' Still, Madrid keep possession around the halfway line. Granada are sitting deep and just letting them keep it as we head into the last minutes of the game.
D. Alaba
83' Final change for Madrid now and Vallejo comes on to a warm reception from the Granada fans after spending last season on loan here. He replaces Alaba.
82' Granada just can't get out of their own half at the moment, but Madrid aren't pushing upfield as urgently. They're happy to keep possession in front of the hosts for now.
Yellow Card
80' Just 30 seconds after coming onto the pitch, Isco has had his name taken by the referee for a late challenge on Suarez.
E. Camavinga
T. Kroos
80' And Kroos is the other player going off, with Camavinga coming on in his place.
L. Modrić
80' Modric is also taken off, with Isco on to replace him.
L. Jović
K. Benzema
79' Triple change for Madrid now, with Benzema the first to make way for Jovic.
Alberto Soro
78' Final change for Granada now as Escudero comes on in place of Soro.
76' Casemiro's throughball just cuts open Granada's backline and does well to pick out Mendy.
F. Mendy
76' MENDY SCORES! Just seconds after being denied by Maximiano, he's got his goal! It's a lovely throughball into him from Casemiro, and he just breezes through Granada's defenders. He keeps his shot low, sending it under the keeper and into the back of the net. 4-1 Madrid!
75' GOOD SAVE! It's a poor clearance from Maximiano under pressure and he gifts it straight to Casemiro. He touches it to Modric, who slides in Mendy, but the keeper makes up for his earlier error by getting a strong hand to his shot.
73' CHANCE! Granada are scrambling around in the penalty area to try and clear their lines, but Rodrygo plays a lovely backheel into Benzema. He spins away from Sanchez before scuffing a shot towards goal, but a deflection helps it wide.
Vinícius Júnior
71' Madrid are making their first change now, with Rodrygo coming on to replace Vinicius.
Red Card
69' The Granada fans and players are all making it clear that they're not happy with the sending off, but Moreno is fuming on the sideline. He's talked himself into trouble here with his complaints and he's also been shown a red card.
Red Card
67' MONCHU IS SENT OFF! Vinicius skipped away from the first challenge from Quini and Monchu followed in with a heavy challenge. He slid in, getting nowhere near the ball and sweeping Vinicius' legs out from underneath him and the referee goes across to show him a straight red card. Granada down to 10!
66' Vinicius has become the first LaLiga player born in 2000 to score at least 10 goals in all competitions in a single season.
64' It's patient play from Madrid again as they keep Granada penned deep in their own half. They're knocking it around, trying to draw the defenders out of position, and Vinicius eventually wins a free-kick through the middle.
Yellow Card
62' Montoro was trying to hold off Casemiro and tripped into the Brazilian, catching him on his shin. It looked accidental, but he's shown the first yellow card of the game.
61' SUAREZ! He turned away from Carvajal before skipping over the challenge from Nacho who came out to meet him. No one else is in the box for Granada, so he cuts inside before firing a shot across goal, but it sails just over the bar.
Jorge Molina
59' And Rochina is the last to go off, with Molina on in his place.
Ismael Ruiz
M. Gonalons
58' Gonalons is also taken off, with Ruiz on for him.
Raúl Torrente
Víctor Díaz
58' There's a triple change for Granada after that Madrid goal and Diaz is the first to make way, with Torrente replacing him.
L. Modrić
56' Modric's late run wasn't picked up by any of the Granada defenders, but he did draw Maximiano off his line to leave Vinicius with an easy finish.
Vinícius Júnior
56' VINICIUS SCORES! Benzema starts the move from deep in his own half as he carries the ball to the edge of the box before poking it through to Modric. He squares it back into the middle of the six-yard box with his first touch and Vinicius is left with a simple tap-in into an empty net. 3-1 Madrid!
55' CHANCE! Asensio's pass gets Benzema in between the two Granada defenders and he's one-on-one with the goalkeeper. He takes it around the keeper before Vinicius gets in his way and takes the ball away from him. Their blushes are spared by a belated offside flag though.
53' Gonalons isn't giving Modric any time on the ball here, but the Croatian does well to get in front of him to get on the ball. He tries to fizz it in for Vinicius, but he doesn't react again and another chance goes to waste for Madrid.
51' CHANCE! Madrid aren't letting up the pressure here as Kroos decides to have a go from range this time. He hits it first time, going for power, but he slices at it and sends it curling wide of the near post.
49' CLOSE! Granada just can't clear their lines from a corner and Kroos lays it off to Carvajal on the edge of the box. He decides to have a go from there, putting his laces through it but it swerves just wide of the far post.
48' Modric gets ahead of Gonalons to latch onto the loose ball down the left and threads it into the box for Vinicius. He gets caught on his heels though, which just gives Diaz the chance to get back to clear his lines.
46' Granada get us back underway for the second half!
Antonio Puertas
46' There's a change at the break for Granada as Montoro comes on to replace Puertas.
Madrid have created some great chances, and Ancelotti will be pleased with what he's seen, and as things stand, they're going back to the top of the table. It took Granada going 2-0 down for them to come to life in this game, but Moreno will be pleased with their response as they've looked dangerous since then.
Madrid take a 2-1 lead over Granada into half-time. The visitors made a strong start to the game and took the lead early on through Asensio, whose drilled effort couldn't be kept out by Maximiano. Nacho then fired in a second off the bottom of the crossbar before Asensio saw another shot cleared off the line. Suarez pulled one back at the other end with a deflected effort that wrongfooted Courtois.
44' GREAT SAVE! Vinicius is tripped by Gonalons, but Benzema latches onto the loose ball and dribbles his way into the box. He drills a low shot towards the bottom-left corner, and Maximiano stretches to keep it out with a strong hand.
42' Modric has acres of space down the right but has to wait for support to join him. He lays it off to Asensio, who curls an early cross into the box. It's too short for Benzema though, and Diaz clears.
40' GOOD SAVE! Neva does brilliantly to keep the ball in play down the left before pulling it back to Sanchez, and he whips a great cross into the box. It's over Soro and Nacho glances it on behind him and Courtois has to dive across to stop him from scoring an own goal.
38' Again, Madrid patiently play out from the back and Casemiro slides a good throughball into Benzema. Granada are playing a high line though and the flag quickly goes up against the Frenchman, much to his frustration.
36' Madrid are back to keeping possession now as they try to restore their two-goal cushion. It's well-worked down the left by Mendy and Vinicius, but they can't find a way into the box.
M. Gonalons
34' Some of the Madrid players were asking for a foul against Gonalons, but the referee thought it was a clean tackle to win the ball back in the build-up.
L. Suárez
34' SUAREZ PULLS ONE BACK! Granada were upping the pressure, and it's paid off! Vinicius has his pocket picked by Gonalons, who slides it into Suarez. He takes his shot on the edge of the box and a slight deflection off Nacho wrongfoots Courtois and helps it into the far bottom corner. 2-1!
33' Asensio has scored four goals in 11 LaLiga appearances so far this season, only one less than he managed last campaign (five goals in 35 games played).
31' OFF THE LINE! It's a lightning-quick counter-attack from Madrid as Benzema races down the left to latch onto the clearance. He has Vinicius through the middle but overhits the cross. Asensio is following in behind him, and he gets the shot away first time, but Soro gets back to clear it off the line.
29' Sanchez's goes long with his clearance from the edge of his own box, and he's looking for Soro's run down the left. He brings it down well before being crowded off it by two Madrid defenders.
27' Diaz is allowed to carry the ball a long way upfield and decides to have a long-range shot. It's more hopeful than anything else, but Casemiro makes a mess of it as his interception ends up giving away a corner, which comes to nothing.
T. Kroos
25' It's another great pass from Kroos to set up the goal and he has his second assist of the game within 25 minutes.
25' NACHO SCORES! It's a cleverly worked corner from Madrid and Nacho fires it home. Kroos plays it short to Modric before getting the return, and he squares it into the middle. Nacho lifts his close-range effort over the goalkeeper, and it hits the underside of the crossbar before the back of the net. 2-0 Madrid!
23' Granada are still dropping deep in their own half and they just can't get a touch on the ball at the moment. Madrid keep coming, but can't find a way through.
21' Madrid win the ball back quickly from the restart and are patiently trying to work it upfield again. Asensio switches it out to Vinicius on the left, but it's overhit and the Brazilian can't keep in play.
T. Kroos
19' Kroos is quickly being closed down in midfield, but he gets his head up and fizzes a perfectly-weighted pass for Asensio to latch onto.
19' ASENSIO SCORES! It's a brilliant run by the Spaniard, as he drifts inside from the right and drives into the box. The Granada defenders can't get near him. Asensio fires his shot across goal and although Maximiano gets a hand to it, he can't stop it from crossing the line. 1-0 Madrid!
17' Granada win a free-kick in midfielder and Soro floats a cross into the far post. It's over Sanchez's head and Suarez is just beaten to it by Carvajal, who spotted the danger at the last second.
15' Vinicius skips away from the challenge from Quini and plays a good one-two with Mendy to open up a pocket of space on the edge of the box. He curls an effort towards goal, but it's straight at Maximiano.
13' Madrid have lost only one of their last 21 LaLiga away games (W14 D6) - a 2-1 loss to Espanyol earlier this season. They've scored at least once in each of their last 10 such matches; it's their longest-scoring run away from home in the top-flight since October 2017 (35).
11' Granada are being urged upfield by the home fans, with Suarez making a good run down the left. He lays it off to Rochina as Courtois comes out of his box, and the keeper just gets there in time to clear the danger.
9' Madrid are patiently working it from left to right in an attempt to open up Granada's compact defence. Asensio knocks it past Neva but when runs into Sanchez, who stops him from getting a cross away.
7' Granada break quickly on the counter, with Monchu squaring the ball out to Suarez on the left. He curls a brilliant first-time cross into the box towards Soro, but Alaba gets across to block it ahead of him.
5' The ball is played back to Maximiano and he almost gifts it to Benzema in the six-yard box with his first touch. He does well to get himself out of trouble quickly, hooking his clearance straight out of play.
4' Modric's pass to Asensio down the right takes Neva out of the game, and Asensio drags a pass to Benzema in the middle. He hits the shot first time, but it's blocked right in front of him by Sanchez.
2' Madrid are keeping the ball well in the opening moments, with the majority of it in their own half. Vinicius did make a good run down the left, but his pull-back towards Kroos was cut out by Rochina.
1' Benzema gets the game underway for Madrid!
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away!
Granada have lost their last 12 LaLiga games against Madrid, their longest run of defeats against a specific opponent in the competition.
There are also two changes for Carlo Ancelotti from the side that beat Rayo Vallecano two weeks ago. Modric returns after missing that game through illness, with Nacho also coming in. Camavinga and Militao start on the bench.
Roberto Moreno makes just two changes from the loss to Espanyol last time out, as he brings Gonalons and Puertas into the team. Montoro and Molina both drop to the bench.
REAL MADRID SUBS: Eduardo Camavinga, Andriy Lunin, Mariano, Rodrygo, Eder Militao, Marcelo, Jesus Vallejo, Antonio Blanco, Isco, Luis Lopez, Lucas Vazquez, Luka Jovic.
REAL MADRID STARTING XI (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Nacho, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
GRANADA SUBS: Raul Torrente, Adrian Butzke, Yan Eteki, Carlos Bacca, Luis Abram, Aaron Escandell, Santiago Arias, Isma Ruiz, Jorge Molina, Angel Montoro, Sergio Escudero.
GRANADA STARTING XI (4-3-3): Luis Maximiano; Quini, Victor Diaz, German Sanchez, Carlos Neva; Ruben Rochina, Maxime Gonalons, Monchu; Antonio Puertas, Luis Suarez, Alberto Soro.
Madrid have a chance to go top of the table again today, after Sevilla's draw yesterday and ahead of Real Sociedad's match later on. They come into this game unbeaten in their last six in all competitions (W5 D1), having won each of their last three games all by a 2-1 scoreline. Granada are struggling at the other end of the table, and their four-match unbeaten run in the league came to an end with a 2-0 defeat to Espanyol in their last outing.
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