Real Madrid survives a grueling opening minute and is again next to Atlético Madrid

Actual Madrid stays the principle challenger to rival Atlético Madrid in Spain. The Royal stayed on the path of the arch-rival because of a thrifty residence win over Granada.

After one minute of play, all alarm bells went off within the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano. Raphaël Varane misplaced the ball within the build-up and the street to 0-1 was open for Granada: Antonio Puertas couldn’t maintain his nerves beneath management and shot excessive over. After that curious opening minute, a primary half unfolded with few possibilities. Toni Kroos acquired the most important, however he couldn’t assist Actual Madrid to a lead.

After an hour of play, the reigning champion nonetheless broke open the sport. Marco Asensio reached the again line and acquired the ball in entrance, goalkeeper Rui Silva hesitantly got here off his line and Casemiro headed within the 1-0 with conviction. Actual Madrid continued to have a surplus of possession and didn’t enable Granada to return near the equalizer. Karim Benzema even made it 2-0 in minute 94.

Because of the three-pointer on their very own coaching complicated, Zinedine Zidane’s staff got here again on par with chief Atlético. Los Rojiblancos, nevertheless, nonetheless have two video games to select from.

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