Real Madrid cruise past Granada to return to top of La Liga

Vinicius Junior scored his 10th purpose of the season as Actual Madrid thrashed Granada 4-1 on Sunday to shoot again to the highest of La Liga.

Marco Asensio and Nacho Fernandez put Madrid two up contained in the opening 30 minutes at Los Carmenes, the place Granada briefly made a recreation of it when Luis Suarez pulled a purpose again, solely to be blown away within the second half.

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Vinicius completed off a luxurious Madrid passing transfer and was then on the tip of a rash problem from Granada’s Monchu, who was despatched off with 23 minutes left to play.

With the additional man, the lead was by no means actually unsure and Ferland Mendy made it 4 to finish a convincing victory, which sends Madrid two factors clear on the high of the desk.

Granada sit 18th, 4 factors off the underside.

Carlo Ancelotti now turns his consideration to Wednesday’s Champions League recreation away at Sheriff Tiraspol, with qualification to the final 16 not but secured.

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Inter Milan are two factors behind in Group D and Sheriff just one level additional again.

Madrid, although, look like hitting their stride after recording their fourth consecutive win and lengthening their unbeaten run to seven in all competitions. They face second-placed Sevilla subsequent weekend.

Vinicius has been key and the Brazilian was on course once more versus Granada, making it double figures for objectives in a season for the primary time for Madrid. He already has 4 greater than he managed within the entirety of final time period.

With Eden Hazard ailing and out of favour and Gareth Bale injured, the third ahead place, alongside Vinicius and Karim Benzema, is a kind of up for grabs in Ancelotti’s beginning line-up.

Asensio furthered his declare with a sensible purpose within the 19th minute as Granada have been dispossessed in midfield and Toni Kroos despatched Asensio in behind the defence, the 25-year-old holding his end till the final second earlier than poking into the far nook.

“There’s a variety of competitors however when he performs, a very powerful factor is he has performed properly, he’s scored and he’s introduced his greatest qualities,” stated Ancelotti.

Nacho made it two six minutes later, diverting in off the crossbar on the close to put up after a slick short-corner routine between the spectacular Kroos and Luka Modric.

Vinicius’ rougher edges have been uncovered for Granada’s purpose as a sloppy contact allowed Suarez area to unleash from vary, with a deflection off Nacho giving Thibaut Courtois no likelihood.

However any hopes of a comeback have been rapidly dashed as Vinicius made it three within the 56th minute and Monchu was despatched off within the 67th.

Benzema may have gone for purpose himself however performed in Modric on the again put up. The Croat then tapped inside for Vinicius, who had an open web.

A pissed off Monchu slid in on Vinicius giving Madrid added safety. Casemiro performed in Mendy, who duly tucked dwelling a fourth.

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