MATCH CENTRE

MON 26 AUGUST 2013, 21:00, LOS CARMENES

0
VS
1

Madrid scrape past Granada

by Staff Reporter

Mon August 26, 23:42

Real Madrid scraped past Granada 1-0 to register their second win of the campaign in a La Liga encounter played at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes in Granada on Monday evening.

Despite dominating possession and creating ample opportunities to score, Los Blancos only managed one goal on the night, a Karim Benzema tap in, in the first half.

Diego Lopez yet again started in goal for Madrid while Arsenal targets Karim Benzema and Angel di Maria were also included in the starting 11.

Real Madrid controlled the early passage of play and were rewarded in the 10th minute when Benzema found the back of the net for the second successive week.

Cristiano Ronaldo snuck in behind a sleeping Granda defence before setting up the Frenchman who beat Roberto from close range.

Lopez was forced into a superb save in the 19th minute of the game to deny La Grana the equaliser. Youssef El-Arabi looked certain to score for the hosts but the Los Blancos shot stopper somehow kept the Moroccan’s attempt out with his foot.

Madrid saw the lion share of possession but were unable to add to their tally before the break.

Los Blancos continued to pressure the Granada defence throughout the second 45, with Ronaldo in particular testing Roberto on a constant basis.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side though were unable to double their lead as Granada held them scoreless throughout the second stanza.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE LOS CARMENES
GRANADA CF GOALS REAL MADRID GOALS
9. Karim Benzema (10')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
4 2
GRANADA CF STARTING LINEUP REAL MADRID STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
13
Goalkeeper
25
Defender
2
Defender
17
Defender
16
Defender
37'
61'
12
Defender
15
Defender
36'
3
Midfielder
76'
11
Defender
4
Midfielder
68'
8
Midfielder
88'
22
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
79'
0
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
65'
10
Forward/Striker
55'
20
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
46'
9
Forward/Striker
10'
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Riki
Forward/Striker
46'
0
Nacho Fernandez
Defender
61'
18
Fran Rico
Midfielder
68'
4
Carlos Casemiro
Midfielder
65'
26
Diego Buonanotte
Midfielder
76'
12
Daniel Carvajal
Defender
88'
15
CARDS
Piti
Forward/Striker
55'
20
Pepe
Defender
36'
3
Manuel Iturra
Midfielder
79'
0
Marcelo
Defender
37'
12
Diego Buonanotte
Midfielder
85'
12
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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