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Benzema strike seals Madrid win at Granada

Published: Monday 26 August 2013, 23.23CET
Real Madrid CF engineered their second consecutive triumph of the 2013/14 Liga season as Karim Benzema's early effort proved enough to prevail 1-0 at Granada CF.
Benzema strike seals Madrid win at Granada
Karim Benzema scored the winner for Madrid ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Monday 26 August 2013, 23.23CET

Benzema strike seals Madrid win at Granada

Real Madrid CF engineered their second consecutive triumph of the 2013/14 Liga season as Karim Benzema's early effort proved enough to prevail 1-0 at Granada CF.

Real Madrid CF secured a second consecutive success at the start of the Liga season as Karim Benzema's early effort proved enough for the Merengues to prevail 1-0 at Granada CF.

Made to wait for a late winner from Isco to see off Real Betis Balompié in their opener, Madrid carved out the decisive strike after just nine minutes this time around. Ángel Di María swung in a cross, and although Cristiano Ronaldo was unable to control the ball, Benzema swept it in with his left foot.

Mesut Özil then had a goal disallowed, but Granada clawed their way back into the contest as the half progressed, with Youssef El Arabi unable to beat Diego López after finding himself one on one. They were grateful to Roberto for keeping the deficit down after the break, though, the goalkeeper tipping an Isco attempt against the post and also denying Ronaldo as Madrid ultimately made sure of the points.

Last updated: 05/09/13 21.11CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

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Last updated: 23/10/2013 18:42 CET

26/08/2013

GranadaGranada0-1Real MadridReal Madrid

Benzema 10

Venue: Granada

25/08/2013

BetisBetis1-2CeltaCelta

Rubén Castro 90

Dias de Oliveira 67, Nolito 74

Venue: Sevilla

25/08/2013

LevanteLevante0-0SevillaSevilla

Venue: Valencia

25/08/2013

MálagaMálaga0-1BarcelonaBarcelona

Adriano 44

Venue: Malaga

25/08/2013

AtléticoAtlético5-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Raúl García 17, 90, Diego Costa 20, Arda Turan 35, Tiago 53

Venue: Madrid

24/08/2013

VillarrealVillarreal2-1ValladolidValladolid

Dos Santos 38 (P), Cani 83

Guerra 4

Venue: Castellon

24/08/2013

EspanyolEspanyol3-1ValenciaValencia

López Silva 31, Stuani 47, Bifouma 89

Hélder Postiga 10

Venue: Barcelona

24/08/2013

ElcheElche1-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Coro 2

Vela 74

Venue: Elche

23/08/2013

AthleticAthletic2-0OsasunaOsasuna

Arribas 31 (og), De Marcos 82

Venue: San Sebastian

23/08/2013

GetafeGetafe2-2AlmeríaAlmería

Lafita 32, Diego Castro 85 (P)

Rodri 30, Soriano 37

Venue: Madrid

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