The hosts get the three points here after an excellent goal from Asensio wins it for them.
Both teams had their chances in the first half. The visitors going close first after a Suarez half-volley early on was well saved by Courtois before Neva nearly toed the ball into his own goal from a Carvajal cross.
He was lucky that it pinged off the crossbar. Asensio and Isco also went close, but the teams went into the break goalless.
Real Madrid ramped it up in the second half and could’ve gone ahead on several occasions.
Still, for Maximiano in the Granada goal, however, he was finally beaten in the 74th minute when Asensio let fly from a distance.
It arrowed into the far corner of the net and was a goal worthy of winning any game.
The hosts then thought they had a penalty in the 78th minute—instead.
However, Hazard had a foul that the referee deemed outside the box.
However, they saw the game out to give them a big 1-0 victory.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois;
Daniel Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Marcelo;
Luka Modric, Eduardo Camavinga, Toni Kroos;
Marco Asensio, Isco, Rodrygo.
SUBS: Andriy Lunin, Eden Hazard, Federico Valverde, Juan Latasa, Dani Ceballos,
Diego Pineiro, Gareth Bale, Jesus Vallejo, Luka Jovic, Nacho.
GRANADA (4-4-2): Luis Maximiano;
Quini, German Sanchez, Raul Torrente, Carlos Neva;
Alex Collado, Luis Milla, Maxime Gonalons, Antonio Puertas;
Luis Suarez, Myrto Uzuni.
SUBS: Aaron Escandell, Victor Diaz, Domingos Duarte, Njegos Petrovic, Pepe Sanchez,
Isma Ruiz, Ruben Rochina, Sergio Escudero, Angel Montoro,
Jorge Molina, Matias Arezo, Dani Raba.
Asensio puts his side into the lead with a sublime strike from distance.
The ball comes out to him after Militao dispossessed Raba before letting it fly from 25 yards out towards the left side of the goal.
It’s pretty brilliant and gives Maximiano no chance to make it 1-0.
So, where else do Real Madrid and Granada go from here?
That win for the hosts means that they extend their lead at the top to six points over second-placed Sevilla.
They’ll travel to Villareal next as they look to continue their role as frontrunners in the title race.
Defeat for the visitors means they remain in 16th position, just six points above the relegation zone.
They play Real Sociedad away in their next match as they seek to put some distance between them and the drop.
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