After a very disappointing start to the league season that included a loss and a draw, Real Madrid finally got their first La Liga victory of the new campaign as they defeated Granada by a score of 3-0.
The visitors to the cauldron of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium did not lie down by any stretch of the imagination. They took advantage of Madrid's lackluster play in the first half to put together some decent attacks on either side of halftime, and it was certainly a performance that Granada could be proud of.
Real Madrid, though, were always more likely to score, and it was clear that the reigning champions were the better team.
While they looked like they completely lacked energy in the first half, Cristiano Ronaldo's second strike in the 53rd minute effectively sealed it, and against 10 men for the final half hour, there was no contest.
So, what did we learn from this important early-season fixture? Let's have a look.