No, not that one! Granada’s Luis Suárez misses a sitter at the back post – that was Granada’s chance to get back into the game. He mishits the cross instead of firing home from 2 yards! The youngers are replaced by three older figures, who haven’t had the best seasons by their standards.
Benzema plays a nice one-two with Vinicius, before Gonalons comes through the back of the latter. Free-kick, Modric stands over it. It’s a brilliant goal, Rodrygo flies down the right wing, cuts in towards goal, before blasting home into the far corner to put Madrid 2-0 up.
Sergio Ramos’ future will be decided in the next few weeks. His renewal with Madrid remains stalled and neither side has budged from their negotiating positions. Madrid are not improving their offer, which includes another year, with the same salary he currently receives and a 10% salary reduction.
Ramos’ objective is to remain with Los Blancos but is asking for one more season than the club are willing to offer. The problem is that time is running out with no solution in place. There are less than two weeks to go until the end of the LaLiga season and a month and a half to go until the end of Ramos’ contract with Madrid.
Eden Hazard did well to tee up Odriozola for Madrid’s third, breaking into the box, before sending a low cross for the full-back to fire home. An unlikely scorer and assister!
Madrid haven’t been at all dominant in this second half. Granada’s goal doesn’t come as a great surprise. That puts the game to bed. Benzema gives Madrid a three goal lead just 60 seconds after Odriozola scored Madrid’s third.