Madrid: Casillas; Lass, Varane, Sergio Ramos,
Marcelo; Xabi Alonso, Khedira; Benzema (Callejón 62'), Özil
(Kaká 66'), Cristiano Ronaldo; Higuaín (Altintop 82'). 4-2-3-1.
Granada: Roberto; Nyom, Iñigo López, Diakhaté, Siqueira; Mikel Rico, Yebda (Fran Rico 61'); Uche, Carlos Martins (Abel Gómez 76'), Dani Benítez; Ighalo (Geijo 65'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 19. Benzema. Turned shot past Roberto after Özil licked on Ronaldo cross.
1-1. 22. Mikel Rico. Steered header wide of Casillas from Uche's chipped cross.
2-1. 34. Sergio Ramos. Got above defence to head Özil corner down past keeper.
3-1. 47. Higuaín. Picked up Marcelo's square pass and struck shot across Roberto.
4-1. 50. Benzema. Controlled long Özil pass and fired angled shot past keeper.
5-1. 89. Ronaldo. Steered shot past keeper after Kaká tackled on edge of area.
Yellow cards: Roberto 23', Higuaín 59'.
Real Madrid moved six points clear of Barcelona pending their game on Sunday after an easy 5-1 victory over Granada. Özil flicked on a Cristiano Ronaldo cross to set up Benzema for the opener, and although Mikel Rico headed in Uche's cross to equalise three minutes later, Sergio Ramos restored the lead before the break with a powerful header from Özil's corner. The 5,000 or so travelling fans continued to cheer their side on, but any chance they had of taking something from the Bernabeu stadium ended when Madrid scored twice in the first five minutes of the second half, Higuaín taking advantage of some poor defending to score the third and Benzema collecting a long ball from Özil to make it four. After that Mourinho rested some of his key players for the midweek cup match, but even so Ronaldo completed the "manita" near the end.