Granada vs. Real Madrid: Primera Liga Live Score, Highlights, Recap

Karl MatchettFeatured ColumnistAugust 25, 2013

MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 18:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF reacts as he fail to score during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Betis Balompie at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 18, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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Granada 0-1 Real Madrid (FT)

Goals: Benzema, 10' (0-1).

 

Karim Benzema's early strike was the only goal of the game as Real Madrid were unconvincing in victory. They do, however, break last year's dreadful run of defeats in Andalucia with their 1-0 win. Granada were denied a seemingly stonewall penalty with just five minutes left, but Real hung on for their second win in two games.

 

Lineups:

Granada: Roberto; Nyom, Diakhaté, Mainz, Angulo; Iturra, Yebda (Fran Rico), Brahimi, Benítez (Buonanotte), Piti, El Arabi (Riki).

Real Madrid: Lopez, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Cristiano, Benzema, Ozil (Casemiro), Marcelo (Nacho), Arbeloa, Modric, Di María (Carvajal), Isco.