First Division - Day 17

Real Madrid 5 – Granada 0

Madrid: Keylor Navas; Dan Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo (Coentrão 67’); Modric, Casemiro, Kroos (James 46‘); Isco (Marco Asensio 51‘), Benzema, Ronaldo. 4-3-3.
Granada: Ochoa; Tito, Rubén Vezo, Lombán, Gabriel Silva, Tabanou (Ponce 77’); Boga (Alberto Bueno 65’), Uche Agbo (Javi Márquez 60’), Sergi Samper, Andreas Pereira; Kravets. 5-4-1.

1-0. 12. Isco. Picked up Benzema pass and fired low shot under Ochoa.
2-0. 20. Benzema. Poked ball in to net after keeper saved shot from Modric.
3-0. 27. Ronaldo. Steered header in on far post from Marcelo cross.
4-0. 31. Isco. Swept shot past Ochoa after Modric crossed in from right.
5-0. 58. Casemiro. Turned ball in on back post from wide James free kick.

Yellow cards: Sergi Samper 44’, Uche Agbo 57’, Gabriel Silva 70’, Casemiro 71’, Tabanou 72’.

Real Madrid equalled Barcelona’s record of 39 games without defeat after a comfortable 5-0 victory over Granada on Saturday lunchtime. With only half an hour on the clock they were all ready four up, Isco opening the scoring after Benzema set him up, and Benzema himself getting the second after Ochoa could only push out a shot from Modric. Cristiano Ronaldo (who had presented his fourth “Ballon d’Or” to the fans and an array of previous winners before kick-off) headed in the third, and Isco made it four from Modric’s cross soon afterwards. Ochoa had to save from Modric and Benzema either side of half time, and with just under an hour on the clock Casemiro completed the scoring after connecting with a wide free kick from James. A few minutes later James went close with another free kick, and Ronaldo tested Ochoa again, and Keylor Navas was in action for the first time to keep out Kravets in the last minute.