Militao and Nacho have been excellent stepping in for Ramos and Varane over the last couple of months. Militao has been rock solid again tonight. Nacho offers the experience in a very inexperienced back four.
Madrid have had the better chances here and could be out of sight already. The latest chance falls to Benzema on the left-hand side of the box, about 10 yards out, he sends it wide of Rui Silva’s right post. It remains 1-0 to Madrid, but in all honesty, it could be 3-0.
Miguel Gutiérrez lobs the Granada defence, Modric finds himself in the inside left channel at a tight angle. The Croatian nutmegs Rui Silva with his left foot from close range to score his fifth goal of the season.
Rodrygo picks out Benzema at the back post, he manages to keep the header on target, Rui Silva does well to parry it away. Madrid’s resulting corner finds Nacho free at the back post, he can’t keep it on target. Goal kick for Granada.
Granada are about to finish the best season in the history of the club, reaching the quarter-finals of the Europa League. They were in Segunda in 2019. Diego Martínez deserves huge credit for the last couple of years at the club.
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.
45+1' GOOOAAAALL!!! pic.twitter.com/Vmi3TC4OCq
— ykvandt (@ykvandt) May 13, 2021