Casemiro scores as Real Madrid beat Granada to extend winning run in La Liga
Brazilian midfielder Casemiro and Karim Benzema found the net as Real Madrid defeated Granada 2-0 at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano on Wednesday night.
Zinedine Zidane‘s men have turned their horrible run of results in November around, ensuring their fans a merry Christmas with a hard-fought win over a dangerous Granada side.
Granada were dangerous in the first half putting a scare on Real Madrid’s defence and attempting to extend their three-game unbeaten La Liga streak.
However, they could not keep up as Madrid dramatically took over proceedings of the game in the second half.
Casemiro broke the deadlock with a fine header in the 57th minute. The goal means he has now scored in three successive home games for the first time in Spain’s top flight. Marcus Asensio delivered a floated cross into the area, which Casemiro headed into the bottom corner of Silva’s net.
Karim Benzema then added to the goal tally making it two nil at stoppage time, ensuring Madrid moved level on points with rivals Atletico. However, Los Rojiblancos who still has two games in hand.
The French International broke down the right, cut onto his left foot, and dragged a 20-yard shot into the far corner, after a nice pass from Isco in the middle.
Rodrygo Goes is going to be an absentee for Zinedine Zidane’s side, as he was stretchered off the pitch after sustaining an injury in the first half.
Real Madrid will hope to continue their blistering form as they travel to Elche in La Liga after the Christmas break on December 30. Elsewhere, Granada will be entertaining Valencia at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes.