Rodrygo bagged his fifth goal in three games and Brahim Diaz pulled the strings as Real Madrid cruised to a home win over Granada. Goals in both halves settled an otherwise chippy contest to hand Los Blancos a comfortable 2-0 victory.
After a quiet 30 minutes, Madrid came alive. A flowing move opened the scoring, Diaz, dropping a pass off to Toni Kroos, who arrowed a ball in behind, perfectly placed for Diaz to finish with a delightful dink from close range.
It was a frustrating night for Jude Bellingham, meanwhile, who was constantly fouled by the visitors and yet Granada were rarely punished. He almost talked himself into two yellows on multiple occasions, and will perhaps be challenged to monitor his mouth going forward.
Still, his protestations mattered little. Rodrygo eventually provided the second after the break, latching onto a rebound and lashing the ball home after Bellingham's initial effort was saved.
Madrid had few chances otherwise as Carlo Ancelotti's side simply saw out the game, turning in a composed performance and not allowing the visitors a single shot. This wasn't a glamorous performance, but it was certainly convincing.
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