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Benzema at the double as Madrid rout Granada

Published: Saturday 7 January 2012, 22.12CET
Real Madrid CF stretched their Liga lead over FC Barcelona to six points after a 5-1 home win against Granada CF, on an evening when Real Racing Club scored a rare victory.

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Published: Saturday 7 January 2012, 22.12CET

Benzema at the double as Madrid rout Granada

Real Madrid CF stretched their Liga lead over FC Barcelona to six points after a 5-1 home win against Granada CF, on an evening when Real Racing Club scored a rare victory.

Real Madrid CF moved six points clear at the top of the Spanish Liga after a resounding 5-1 home success against Granada CF.

Karim Benzema gave the hosts the lead but the hosts were briefly pegged back by Mikel Rico's equaliser midway through the first half. However, Sergio Ramos's header (34) and Gonzalo Higuaín's 13th league goal of the season (47) put the match out of reach before Benzema struck again and Cristiano Ronaldo took his Liga tally to 21 with a minute left. FC Barcelona can reduce the arrears to three points with victory at city rivals RCD Espanyol on Sunday.

Real Racing Club managed only their third victory of the campaign as Bernardo scored the only goal of the game on the stroke of half-time against Real Zaragoza, who are now five points adrift at the foot of the table. Elsewhere, Real Sociedad de Fútbol versus CA Osasuna, Levante UD against RCD Mallorca and Málaga CF's encounter with Club Atlético de Madrid ended goalless.

Last updated: 06/12/13 3.25CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

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HomeAway
Last updated: 11/01/2012 15:27 CET

07/01/2012

MálagaMálaga0-0AtléticoAtlético

Venue: Malaga

07/01/2012

Real MadridReal Madrid5-1GranadaGranada

Benzema 19, 50, Sergio Ramos 34, Higuaín 47, Cristiano Ronaldo 89

Mikel Rico 22

Venue: Madrid

07/01/2012

Real SociedadReal Sociedad0-0OsasunaOsasuna

Venue: San Sebastian

07/01/2012

RacingRacing1-0ZaragozaZaragoza

Espinosa 45+1

Venue: Santander

07/01/2012

LevanteLevante0-0MallorcaMallorca

Venue: Valencia

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