(EFE) .- Real Madrid endures in the fight for the title of Spanish LaLiga Santander football and remains two points behind Atlético de Madrid after winning this Thursday by 1-4 at the Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium against Granada, which links his third loss in a row.
A goal from the Croatian Luka Modric, who was the best of the game and guided his team masterfully, and another from the Brazilian Rodrygo Goes put the visitors ahead in the first half in which they were clear dominators. In a more even second act, Jorge Molina reduced differences, but the whites certified the victory with goals from Álvaro Odriozola and Frenchman Karin Benzema.
The Real Madrid coach, Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, patched up the sides with the presence of two team players, Marvin Park on the right and Miguel Gutiérrez on the left, while the third novelty compared to the previous game against Sevilla was the incisive Rodrygo.
The two homegrown players were very active, at a high level and were key in the first two goals for the white team, which dominated the game from the start.
The first big chance was in the head of Benzema, who ran into a stoppage from Portuguese Rui Silva, while another header, in this case from Nacho Fernández, narrowly missed the goal.
Real Madrid turned their command to 0-1 in the 17th minute, with a good run down the left and assistance from a brave Miguel who took advantage of Modric, after winning the back of the local defense, to beat Rui Silva despite finishing with little angle.
After halfway through the first half, with hardly any symptoms of reaction from Granada, Marvin had a good option to increase the income, although he shot badly after winning the local area with a surprising breakdown.
They improved the premises after half an hour, with dangerous arrivals to the area of Jorge Molina and Fede Vico badly completed, replicating Real Madrid with a closed counterattack with a deflected kick from Benzema.
Granada took a step forward and allowed Real Madrid to leave with speed in the final stretch of the first half, with Rui Silva saving his team after a personal move by Brazilian Vinicius Junior.
He did not fail shortly after, already in the added time of the first act, his compatriot Rodrigo, who rode unopposed before surpassing the local goal with a cross shot in an action that began with a duel won in the medullary by Marvin.
Despite the fact that Granada had greater possession of the ball in the second half and lived longer in the Real Madrid field, the clearest occasions in the dressing room return were again visitors, with Rui Silva avoiding the goal against Vinicius again.
Belgian Thibaut Courtois took almost an hour to make his first stop, and it was easy against a loose, far shot from Colombian Luis Suárez.
The coffee attacker had a very clear chance to score the 1-2, but he did not finish off the goal-line goal-free by sending an Alberto Soro whose entry into the match improved Granada.
The action that returned the emotion to the clash came in the 71st minute, generated again by Alberto Soro and Luis Suárez and closed by Jorge Molina scoring 1-2 after catching a rebound from Courtois after the Colombian’s shot.
Real Madrid only took four minutes to stop napping and put two goals back on the scoreboard when Odriozola signed the 1-3 after a pass of the death of the Belgian Eden Hazard.
Next, and to avoid the new white scares, Benzema scored the 1-4 after a serious error by Rui Silva, who failed to clear the ball in a position very far from the goal and left it clear to the Frenchman.
In the final moments, Courtois showed his great moment of form by denying a goal to a Granada that never gave up with two saves to Portuguese Domingos Quina and Luis Suárez.