Match Report Granada 0-4 Real Madrid: Los Blancos conquer Granada in the...

Match Report Granada 0-4 Real Madrid: Los Blancos conquer Granada in the first half


After the great victory against Atlético Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals, Real Madrid thrashed Granada (0-4) in the 36th week of the regular season at Los Cármenes. Granada are currently the worst team in La Liga and they showed it in this match.

Zinedine Zidane decided to introduce several changes in the line up respect last match of La Liga against Valencia with Kiko Casilla between the sticks, Fabio Coentrao in the left back and a midfield with Casemiro, Kovacic and James Rodríguez. Morata was the reference in the attack while Lucas Vázquez and Asensio were the wingers.

Los Blancos started really good opening the score board in the 2nd minute with a goal of James Rodríguez from a cross of Lucas Vázquez. Only 10 minutes later the Colombian playmaker scored his second personal goal with a great header from a good assist of Fabio Coentrao. The match could not start better for the team managed by Zidane and with the second goal, Real Madrid wanted to have the ball possession with the aim of controlling the game.

In the 30th minute Los Blancos scored their third goal. Danilo did a great play and assisted Morata who only had to push the ball in the net. Only five minutes later the Spanish striker scored his second goal with a great play. It was being a very easy game for the team managed by Zidane because Granada were doing a lot of mistakes in the defense showing why they are already relegated. In the last minutes of the first half, Real Madrid could score even more goals but Ochoa prevented it with great safes.

The second half started similar as the first one. Los Blancos were playing a very complete match, being much more superior than Granada. In the 57 minute Zinedine Zidane decided introduced Benzema by Asensio and with this substitution Los Blancos changed of formation to a 4-4-2. Los Blancos were having a lot to chances to increase the gap with opportunities of Lucas Vázquez and Benzema. In te 78th minute Zidane introduced Isco by Casemiro who had to rest for the clash against Atlético. Granada was searching their first goal but Real Madrid were very focused in defense without having mistakes. In the last 15 minutes Mariano replaced Lucas and for first time in all the season the team managed by Zidane played with three strikers.

Real Madrid achieved the victory in a quite easy game at Los Carmenes and now they have the same points as Barcelona with a postponed game against Celta remaining. Now Los Blancos must focus on Wednesday clash against Atlético Madrid were they have an advantage of three goals.