Info

0 - 4

Competition
Primera División
Date
6 May 2017
Game week
36
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 4
Full-time
0 - 4
Venue
Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes (Granada)
Attendance
19161

Goals

0 - 1
3' J. Rodríguez (G) (assist by: Lucas Vázquez)
0 - 2
11' J. Rodríguez (G) (assist by: Fábio Coentrão)
0 - 3
30' Álvaro Morata (G) (assist by: Danilo)
0 - 4
35' Álvaro Morata (G) (assist by: Marco Asensio)

Commentary

Minute   Description
FULL-TIME! Real Madrid cruise to a simple 4-0 win over Granada, ensuring that they keep up the pace in the title race. Zidane's men go back level with Barcelona on points at the top, but hold their vital game in hand dearly. Goals from James and Morata closed out an entertaining first half, before Los Blancos strolled to a composed victory with a more relaxed second half. That's all that we have time for, we hope to see you again next time.
90'+1 There are two minutes of stoppage time.
90' Kiko Casilla has been the busier of the two goalkeepers in the dying stages, with the Spaniard needing to make a quick claim to deny a ball over the top. Real Madrid head up the other end, with Benzema firing a low shot goalwards that Ochoa does well to smother at the second attempt!
88' Ingason picks up a yellow card for cynically hauling back Isco as the Spaniard looked to lead a Real Madrid break.
86' Adrian Ramos threatens again for the home side, with a low left-footed effort from the Granada striker cannoning off Nacho and wide of the post! Kiko Casilla had his angles covered there. The home fans are enjoying that their players are actually making a fist of the last 20 minutes or so.
84' Mariano Diaz drives forward at pace, before finding Benzema in acres of space out on the left. He shapes his body to try and place a finish inside the far post, but the Frenchman strokes the ball wide of the far upright. That was a bad miss.
83' Granada earn themselves a corner on the left-hand side, which falls to Uche inside the penalty area. He combines with Adrian Ramos, before the latter sees a low shot saved well at the near post by Kiko Casilla. This second half has been a little more encouraging from the hosts, but the damage had already been done.
81' Pereira takes his leave for the home side, with Entrena introduced for the last 10 minutes or so. Adams is just giving players a run out, at this point.
79' Isco tries to pick out Sergio Ramos at the back post from a set piece, but the ball sails over the Real Madrid captain. The hosts counter at pace, with Adrian Ramos battling his way beyond a couple of opponents once inside the penalty area. Hongla is found in acres of space by an intervening Real Madrid toe, but the youngster shoots high of the crossbar! He can't believe he's missed.
77' Mariano Diaz is given the last 10 minutes or so in Andalucia, introduced into the attack to offer some energy and pace. Lucas Vazquez jogs off.
75' Good chance for Granada! Hongla races down the right-hand side and bends in a teasing cross from almost the byline, but Adrian Ramos can't quite get on the end of it! The Colombia international throws himself at the ball with every sinew, but he can't stretch enough to meet it and prod home a finish.
73' Uche tries to battle his way into the opposition penalty area using brute force alone, but the Nigerian midfielder can't get beyond Coentrao. Kovacic picks up the loose ball and is then unceremoniously fouled by the same Granada man. He is showing some fight, at least.
71' Gaston Silva tries his luck with a shot from just outside the penalty area, but Kiko Casilla sprawls to his right to smother the ball comfortably. The ex-Espanyol goalkeeper hasn't had a great deal to do this evening, so that will warm him up a little bit, perhaps.
69' Casemiro is replaced by Isco for the last 20 minutes, with the Spaniard getting a run out to freshen up the midfield.
68' Narrowly over 20 minutes remain in this contest, with Granada doing well to ensure that Real Madrid haven't added to their goal tally in the second half. Benzema has been guilty of being a little bit greedy in and around the box when his teammates have been in better positions.
66' Wide from Sergio Ramos! Coentrao was picked out in space at the back post for Los Blancos, after a neat check inside from James on the right. The Portuguese left-back knocks the ball back square from the byline to his captain, who somehow directs it shy of the near post from a few yards out! It looked easier to score.
65' Granada just can't seem to move the ball quickly enough to cause Real Madrid any problems. Lucas Vazquez drives at goal, after winning possession in the hosts' half, before unleashing a powerful low drive from 20 yards out! Ochoa gets down smartly to his left-hand side to parry the ball to safety.
63' Danilo and Benzema both fluff chances to pile further misery onto the home sides, with the latter definitely playing for his place given that he finds himself on the pitch as Morata. Sergio Ramos threatens with a header from a corner on the left-hand side, but Ochoa makes a good save to deny him.
61' We're into the final half an hour now, with the away side keen to run down the clock and avoid any injuries to key personnel. Granada's home fans unfurl a banner announcing that they'll be back in LaLiga in the future - but hopefully they won't have to suffer defeats quite like this next season.
59' Marco Asensio is replaced by Benzema for the last half an hour. Real Madrid will be playing with a front two now.
58' Marco Asensio is picked out making a bursting run down the left, before playing a one-two with Morata. The ex-Espanyol forward tries to pick out his lone striker at the back post, but Granada get the ball half clear. Lucas Vazquez picks up the scraps and fires the ball into the side netting.
56' The hosts have retained possession ever so slightly better since the restart, but the gulf in class between the two sides is still evident. Kiko Casilla could be reading a book in between the sticks for Los Blancos. Uche tries to wriggle a pass through to Adrian Ramos inside the Real Madrid box, but the Colombian striker slips over.
54' Adrian Ramos has been marshalled very well by his namesake in this game, with the Granada target man not able to turn whatsoever. Coentrao, James and Asensio combine down the left-hand side for the visitors, before the former cuts a cross from the byline into the side netting.
52' Real Madrid go hunting for possession a little bit, as the home side piece together a nice spell of possession. They still aren't playing with enough intensity or pace to truly threaten the visitors, however. Sergio Ramos goes on a bursting run from his own half, which ends on the edge of the opposition box, but a through ball into Marco Asensio finds the youngster offside.
50' Granada have improved a little from the end of the first half, with Adams presumably having a lot to say at the break. The home fans are responding to anything positive that the hosts do - they just want to see their players lose with spirit and pride.
48' It is the same story as the first half at the beginning of the second, with Real Madrid calling the shots. Granada are still trying to get some players forward on the break, but they're not moving the ball well enough to exploit any gaps. Adrian Ramos sees a shot blocked by Coentrao.
46' Krhin is replaced at the break, with Lomban introduced. That makes it three central defenders on the field now for Granada.
We are back underway in the second half! Real Madrid have already won this game, but the question still remains as to how many Granada will manage to concede.
HALF-TIME! Real Madrid head into the break with a 4-0 lead over Granada, courtesy of braces from both Alvaro Morata and James. Zidane's men have cruised their way to this scoreline and it could be a lot more. Tony Adams' side aren't really at the races and haven't even tested Kiko Casilla in the visiting net.
45' OVER THE BAR! What a miss from Casemiro! Lucas Vazquez does really well to stretch the Granada lines, with Kovacic slotting a neat through ball into the clear for the Spaniard to chase. He angles a ball out to Casemiro, who was in space to his right, but the Brazil international somehow places his finish above the target with the goal at his mercy.
44' Cuenca has a shot from the edge of the area, but the ex-Barcelona winger's effort is blocked. The rebound skips out to Krhin in space inside the Real Madrid penalty area, but a hooked attempt at directing the bouncing ball goalwards is terribly misguided from the Slovenian midfielder.
42' OFF THE BAR! Lucas Vazquez cuts in from the right-hand side and lets fly with his left foot. The ball curls onto the top of the woodwork and skips over to safety. Ochoa didn't even move, he would have had no chance if that effort was directed a few inches lower.
41' Granada try and create something, with Krhin attempting to slide a pass into the feet of Adrian Ramos, but a lazy ball from the captain is cut out easily. Real Madrid immediately race upfield on the counter, but James is tackled brilliantly inside the Granada box by a recovering defender.
39' Real Madrid are just going through the motions here, with Granada clearly not up to the standard required to even put up a fight. It seems that whenever Real Madrid want to change the tempo of the attack and score, they are capable of doing it.
37' The home fans are roundly whistling their team's performance here tonight, with this scoreline threatening to get extremely embarrassing. Morata and James are both looking for their hat-tricks already and we haven't even hit the 40-minute mark.
35' Marco Asensio slots a short pass into Morata's feet, before the Real Madrid striker does the rest.
GOOOOOOOOAL! MORATA MAKES IT FOUR! It's his second of the night already. The Spain international uses his strength to battle into the penalty area and beyond Hongla, before rifling a great finish across Ochoa and into the back of the net.
34' Around 10 minutes remain in this first half, with Adams probably just looking for his side to limit the damage until the interval. It has looked very, very easy for the away side. Whenever they have wanted to do damage, they have.
32' Pereira manages to earn a free kick from Danilo, as the latter grabs a handful of his man's shirt. The young midfielder takes it himself, swinging a delivery into a crowded penalty area, but once again Real Madrid clear their lines with consummate ease. Kiko Casilla hasn't had a thing to do.
30' Danilo breaks beyond his winger on the right flank and then puts a smart pass into the box.
GOOOOOOOOAL! MORATA MAKES IT 3-0! Real Madrid threaten down the right-hand side yet again in this first half, with Lucas Vazquez finding Danilo on the overlap. The Brazilian right-back cut back a dangerous pass from the byline, which is smashed in off the underside of the crossbar by Morata! No chance for the goalkeeper.
29' Marco Asensio gives the ball away on the right-hand side, with Granada slowly building the ball from flank to flank. Adrian Ramos drives into space on the edge of the penalty area, with Nacho then standing him up well. The Spanish defender gets across the opposition striker and manages to earn a free kick for his good work.
27' Adrian Ramos has been feeding off scraps up front for the home side, with hopeful punts upfield about the most creative thing that Granada have done so far. Real Madrid are happy to slow everything down and take their time, especially as the hosts haven't even mustered up a shot on target yet.
25' Granada enjoy a spell of possession, with Real Madrid happy to ease off and sit back. They've scored the early goals that they would have wanted, with cruise control firmly switched on now. Zidane appears happy to play on the counter for the time being.
23' Pereira tries to bend in a free-kick delivery from the left flank for Granada, but his ball in fails to beat the first man. That was a little bit disappointing, to say the least. The home fans are losing their patience quite quickly, with any mistakes having the potential to be met with whistles.
22' Granada first attempt on goal in this game is a pot-shot from long range. That wasn't ever going to worry Kiko Casilla, whose first real task in this game is to fish the ball out from behind his net to take a goal kick.
20' Real Madrid continue to dominate the ball, with Uche's introduction helping to add an extra body into the mix in midfield for Granada. Not sure that his presence will make too much of a difference, as often the away side are pushing play out to the full-backs on the overlap anyhow.
18' Aly Malle is replaced by Uche in the centre of midfield, as Adams makes another early tactical switch.
17' Lucas Vazquez scampers down the right-hand side and does well to get beyond Gaston Silva, but Ingason covers across to bail his teammate out of trouble. Adrian Ramos is the target of a long ball over the top for Granada, but he is caught offside.
15' The home fans aren't very pleased by the showing that their team have put on thus far. Granada are going without touching the ball for long periods, and then quickly lose possession when they do win it back. Morata tries to drive centrally through the middle of the hosts' lines, but Angban makes a brilliant sliding tackle.
13' That second goal has only reaffirmed that Real Madrid are totally in control of this contest. Los Blancos have dominated the ball and James appears to have the run of the space in between the lines. Cruise control stuff so far from the visitors who are getting the job done efficiently.
11' Coentrao bends in a great cross from the left-hand side, which cries out to be put in the back of the net.
GOOOOOOOAL! JAMES MAKES IT TWO! This one was hit with a lot more conviction! The Colombia international powers home a close-range header, after a good ball in from the left by Coentrao. Gaston Silva is caught terribly out of position. The marking for the hosts has been dreadful.
9' Chances have been few and far between, despite the early opener from James, with Real Madrid retaining possession and moving it patiently from flank to flank. Adrian Ramos has barely had a touch, with the hosts struggling to get a foothold in this battle altogether. Kiko Casilla has been a spectator.
7' Zidane's men are controlling the play and look immensely comfortable. Whether he opts for his first or second-choice 11, it doesn't really seem to matter. Granada are a yard or two off the pace and can't live with how the away side have started this contest.
5' That early goal has settled the nerves for Real Madrid, with three points looking to be on their way already. Granada have been on the defensive from the very off, with the visitors pouring plenty of players forward. This could be a real drubbing.
3' Great movement from Lucas Vazquez to get in behind and then cut a neat cross into a dangerous area.
GOOOOOOOOAL! JAMES NICKS IT! Real Madrid have dominated the early stages in terms of possession, and it pays off. Lucas Vazquez is found in behind Aly Malle with ease, before drilling a cross-cum-shot goalwards! It cannons off James and nestles in the back of the net.
1' We are underway in the first half in Andalucia! Real Madrid need three points to keep setting the pace in the title race, especially after Barcelona's win against Villarreal earlier today. Last time Zidane used his second string, they romped to a 6-2 win at Riazor against Deportivo.
Real Madrid substitutes: Kroos, Benzema, Marcelo, Diaz, Modric, Isco, Ruben Yanez.
Real Madrid starting line-up (4-3-3): Kiko Casilla; Danilo, Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Coentrao; Kovacic, Casemiro, James; Lucas Vazquez, Alvaro Morata, Marco Asensio.
Granada substitutes: Rui Silva, Uche, Lomban, Boga, Atzili, Ruben Vezo, Juanan Entrena.
Granada starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Ochoa; Foulquier, Hongla, Ingason, Silva; Angban, Krhin; Isaac Cuenca, Andreas Pereira, Malle; Adrian Ramos.
TEAM NEWS: Zidane rotates heavily as expected for Real Madrid. Kiko Casilla replaces Keylor Navas in goal, with Fabio Coentrao getting a rare start at left-back to give Marcelo a rest. Sergio Ramos and Nacho feature at centre-back, with Casemiro and Mateo Kovacic anchoring the midfield. Marco Asensio, James Rodriguez and Lucas Vazquez make up an exciting trio to support Alvaro Morata. Cristiano Ronaldo and the other big guns have a breather.
TEAM NEWS: No selection surprises for Granada, with Tony Adams opting to keep the bulk of his team consistent. Victorien Angban is preferred to Uche in holding midfield alongside captain Rene Krhin. Isaac Cuenca and Aly Malle are deployed out wide, with Andreas Pereira seeking to support lone striker Adrians Ramos centrally. Young Martin Hongla continues at centre-back due to an injury to Matthieu Saunier.
After Barcelona’s victory over Villarreal earlier in the day, the pressure is still on Los Blancos to keep winning to ensure that their game in hand doesn’t become a must-win contest. Tony Adams and company’s fate has already been confirmed, meaning that the hosts are just playing for pride, but they won’t want to be embarrassed on their way out of the division.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of Real Madrid’s away trip to face already relegated Granada in LaLiga. Zinedine Zidane’s men have a Champions League second-leg clash against Atletico Madrid to think about on Wednesday, meaning that today is a chance for his second string to dig in and prove their worth once again.

Lineups

R
A
A
3
G. Silva
4
Sergio Ramos
6
Nacho
7
A. Ramos
x2
10
J. Rodríguez
13
Kiko Casilla
13
G. Ochoa
14
Casemiro
15
Fábio Coentrão
16
M. Kovačić
17
Lucas Vázquez
18
Andreas Pereira
19
Isaac Cuenca
20
Marco Asensio
x2
21
Álvaro Morata
21
R. Krhin
22
D. Foulquier
23
Danilo
25
S. Ingason
26
V. Angban
29
M. Hongla
34
A. Malle
5
6
9
22
18
30
C
C
C

Additional info

Assistants
Alfonso Costoya
Fourth official
Carlos Carbonell

Match Stats

Granada Real Madrid
36 Attacks (Dangerous) 44
6 Corners 3
13 Fouls 8
11 Free Kicks 15
10 Goal Kicks 7
2 Offsides 3
1 Shots (blocked) 1
10 Shots (off target) 6
4 Shots (on target) 4
0 Shots (woodwork) 2
7 Throw Ins 10

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
138+6593
238+7990
338+4378
438+2072
538+2367
638+664
738+1063
838-156
938-255
1038+554
1138-646
1238-946
1338-1645
1438-2139
1538-2339
1638-1836
1738-1935
1838-3031
1938-5422
2038-5220

Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes

Name:
Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes 
City:
Granada 
Capacity:
23156