La Liga: Real Madrid Ease Past Granada To Join Atletico Madrid At Top | Football NewsDecember 24, 2020
Real Madrid moved degree on factors with Atletico Madrid on the high of La Liga.© AFP
Real Madrid moved degree on factors with Atletico Madrid on the high of La Liga on Wednesday as Casemiro’s header and Karim Benzema’s eighth league purpose of the season secured a 2-Zero win in opposition to Granada. Granada posed issues to Zinedine Zidane’s group on a number of events however their lack of ending value them expensive. After a goalless first half, Real started to press their benefit and the introduction of Marco Asensio for the injured Rodrygo upped the tempo for the house aspect. Real got here shut when Toni Kroos’ shot rebounded off the submit and goalkeeper Rui Silva earlier than Karim Benzema fired over.
Less than a minute later Real had been forward as Casemiro powerfully headed in Asensio’s cross on 57 minutes.
Three minutes into damage time, Benzema dribbled throughout the realm earlier than firing house a low shot to wrap up the factors.
“That makes it six wins in a row, but we had to work for them,” Zidane stated. “When things are complicated, I’ll take the criticism but when it’s like tonight, you have to enjoy it.”
The Frenchman defined that though Eden Hazard, who has been sidelined for the reason that finish of November with a thigh damage, was among the many substitutes, he had not wished to threat the Belgian.
“Little by little he’ll work his way back into the team,” Zidane stated.
Real, who go to Elche on December 30 for his or her closing match of 2020, will probably be anxiously awaiting the outcomes of assessments on Rodrygo, who was stretchered off the pitch after clutching his hamstring.
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