MADRID (AFP) – A single objective from Karim Benzema saved Real Madrid s reddens as the Spanish monsters moved to the highest point of La Liga with a brazen 1-0 win over Granada on Saturday.
Genuine had scored 15 times in their past three matches, yet they were thankful to some poor Granada completing and disputable calls by the authorities to claim every one of the three focuses.
Benzema got the main objective of the amusement nine minutes into the second-half with a padded header from Isco s fine cross.
Triumph advances Madrid a state of Barcelona at the highest point of the table with the Catalans not in real life until Sunday when they have Levante.
The scene gave off an impression of being set at a sunny Bernabeu for Ronaldo to surpass Raul to end up Madrid s unsurpassed to goalscorer.
There was even an exceptional presentation for the World Player of the Year as his mascot for the day was Zaid Mohsen, the seven-year-old Syrian evacuee made celebrated when he and his dad were stumbled by a Hungarian camerawoman.
Nonetheless, the script wasn t took after once the activity got in progress as Granada left behind a large group of opportunities to spring a monstrous astonishment.
Marcelo was constrained into a freedom off the Real objective line at an early stage before Isaac Success lightened his first of various open doors when he neglected to hit the objective when unmarked at the back post.
Ronaldo s first opening came 18 minutes in, yet Andres Fernandez stood up well to square his exertion before Benzema neglected to turn the bounce back home.
Youssef El-Arabi did have the ball in the net for Granada minutes after the fact, however was wrongly governed to have been offside.
Fernandez made further great recoveries from Luka Modric, Ronaldo and Lucas Vazquez to keep Rafael Benitez s men under control.
Yet, Success had two more incredible opportunities to place Granada in front just prior and then afterward the break as he was denied by daring recovery from Keylor Navas before chipping the ball well over with his second exertion.
The Andalusians were in the end made to pay for their iniquity when Isco s impeccable cross selected Benzema for a straightforward header to open the scoring.
El-Arabi ought to still have given Granada a focuses’ offer, yet he too couldn discover a path past Navas toward the end of a last individual keep running as the Costa Rica global extended his unbeaten streak to begin the season to five recreations.