In the first game after the national break, Real Madrid faced Granada, which is looking very mediocre at the beginning of this season. Although in recent weeks they have been able to score points quite regularly. The royals, on the other hand, are at the top of the league table, but sometimes their game leaves much to be desired.
Ancelotti players often have a problem with maintaining concentration throughout the game. There are times when, in a situation that is comfortable for them, they suddenly start making mistakes and giving their rivals the initiative. Sometimes it happens that they give their opponent a helping hand and let him return to the game. This was the case in the competition with Rayo, and it was also this time.
Real Madrid took the lead in the 19th minute. The kings regained the ball in the center zone. Toni Kroos played the perfect pass to Marco Asensio, who ran out into the open space. The Spaniard raced towards Granada’s goal like a TGV and finished the action with a cold game. Six minutes later the visitors played a very good corner and increased their lead. The second assist was made by the German midfielder, and Nacho entered the list of shooters.
Until then, the hosts were practically non-existent. Los Blancos, however, again felt too confident and allowed their rivals to get to the goalkeeper situations. One of them ended with a contact goal. Luis Suarez directed the ball to the net. He was helped with the shot by a ricochet from one of the guest players. Until the end of the first half it was really nervous at the goal of the Belgian goalkeeper Real Madrid.
Luckily, Ancelotti’s players kept their lead and left their rivals under no illusions after the change of sides. The action at 3: 1 was simply a masterpiece. Los Blancos perfectly lost the entire defensive of Granada and its goalkeeper. Luka Modrić tossed the ball to Vinicius Junior in an empty goal. The Brazilian completed the formalities.
The young Real Madrid player had a good competition again. He charmed with his technique, and after a foul on him, the hosts had to play ten. In the 67th minute, Monchu treated him ruthlessly, and the referee had no doubts and threw him off the pitch. This decision did not like the coach of Granada, who after a while also received a red card. In the end, Ferland Mendy decided the result of this meeting. The French defender showed a great finish. This is his first hit this season.
Real Madrid will face Sevilla in front of their own crowd in the next round. However, Granada’s players will go to the Basque Country, where they will compete with Athletic Bilbao.
Granada – Real Madrid 1: 4 (1: 2)
Goals: Luis Suarez (34 ‘) – Marco Asensio (19’), Nacho (25 ‘), Vinicius Junior (56’), Ferland Mendy (76 ‘)
Getafe – Cadiz
In the first Sunday match, Cadiz took the 14th rounds of La Liga in the relegation zone of Getafe. The visitors from Cadiz are not doing much better this season. The bookmakers saw the favorite of this match in the home team and they were right. Los Azulones won high, 4-0. They opened the result of this match in the 7th minute. Oliveira sent the ball into the goal. However, the real shooting happened in the second half.
After switching sides, Cadiz had little to say. Quique Flores’s players shifted into a higher gear and scored three goals against their opponents. With the victory, Getafe was no longer the team that came last in the table. They are currently in 19th position with nine points.
Getafe – Cadiz 4: 0 (1: 0)