Real pursues Atletico 2

Real pursues Atletico 2

Winning 4-1 at Granada Stadium on the evening of May 13, Real maintained its hope of winning the La Liga championship with a two-point gap behind leader Atletico.

Having played the role of a spoiler in the La Liga championship race when defeating Barca 2-1 half a month ago, Granada could not recreate the surprise against a young and hungry Real.

And after only 17 minutes, Real made the home team’s net shake.

Modric scored the opening goal for Real.

With a starting lineup of five U23 players, an early goal helped Real shape the style of play.

Despite missing many defensive pillars such as Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal, Ferland Mendy, Marcelo or Lucas Vazquez, Real did not have many difficulties in stopping the match after the break.

Real pursues Atletico

Odriozola (No. 11) scored a header to increase the score to 3-1 for Real.

The pressure only came to Real after Eder Militao’s mistake in the 71st minute. The 23-year-old defender’s indecisive clearance created an opportunity for Granada to counterattack and shorten the score.

However, the away team’s embarrassment lasted only four minutes.

Real pursues Atletico

Coach Zinedine Zidane and Benzema shared joy after the victory.

With 78 points, Real reclaimed second place from Barca, while maintaining a two-point gap with top team Atletico.

On May 16, Real was a guest of Athletic Bilbao, while Atletico hosted Osasuna in the match at the same time.

Squad

Granada: Rui Silva, Sanchez (Perez 81′), Foulquier, Quini, Duarte, Gonalons, Vico (Suarez 54′), Puertas (Quina 67′), Eteki (Marin 67′), Molina, Machis (Soro 54′).

Real: Courtois, Gutierrez, Militao, Nacho, Valverde (Isco 62′), Casemiro, Modric, Marvin (Odriozola 46′), Vinicius (Hazard 62′), Rodrygo (Asensio 62′), Benzema (Mariano 77′).

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