Granada: Toño; Nyom, Iñigo
López, Mainz, Siqueira; Mikel Rico, Recio; Torje (Juanma Ortíz
87'), Aranda (Buonanotte 74'), Nolito (Iriney 91'); Ighalo. 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Diego López; Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Coentrao (Marcelo 64'); Xabi Alonso, Khedira (Callejón 46'); Di María, Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo; Higuaín (Benzema 46'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 22. Ronaldo (own goal). Headed Nolito's corner back past own keeper.
Yellow cards: Iñigo López 33', Ighalo 54', Xabi Alonso 54', Modric 64', Marcelo 80'.
A surprise on Saturday, with Real Madrid losing 1-0 to Granada in the last match of the evening. The Andalusians had started the game down in the bottom three after results earlier in the evening went against them, but with new coach Lucas Alcaraz on the bench and new signings Nolito, Aranda, Recio and Buonanotte in the squad they were full of renewed hope. Madrid themselves were looking tired after their gruelling midweek cup tie with Barcelona, and only a couple of Cristiano Ronaldo free kicks caused any danger for the local defence before the break. Ronaldo it was in fact who scored the only goal, but for the first time in his career it was in his own net, his back header from Nolito's corner midway through the first half catching his new keeper Diego López by surprise. After the break Toño (who Alcaraz had preferred to Roberto) turned an effort from Ronaldo round the post, and Benzema produced the miss of the weekend after the keeper had blocked an effort from Callejón, incomprehensively shooting wide with the goal at his mercy. A first win for the Andalusians though in 41 years against the team from the capital, and the players and crowd celebrated the result as if they had won the cup!