Real Madrid vs Granada: Hazard, Benzema score as Los Blancos win 4-2

Real Madrid vs Granada: Hazard, Benzema score as Los Blancos win 4-2

- Real Madrid vs Granada saw Los Balncos maintain their lead at the top of La Liga

- Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard, Luka Modric and james Rodriguez scored for Madrid

- Darwin Machis' penalty and Domingos Duarte's strike was not enough to level the scores

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Real Madrid vs Granada ended 4-2 in favour of Zinedine Zidane's side as they remain top of La Liga.

Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard, and Luka Modric put Los Blancos up before Darwin Machis as well as Domingos Duarte closed the gap on the lead. But James Rodriguez scored in the final minute to ensure victory for Real.

Zidane's men wasted not time in stamping their authority in the match after just two minutes as Bale found Benzema in the box who had an easy tap-in to make it 1-0.

Dani Carvajal shot straight at the keeper later on while Benzema's header did not trouble Granda's number one Rui Silva.

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Carvajal again missed a sitter minutes later which produced an excellent save from Silva after a well worked build up with Toni Kroos and Federico Valverde.

In stoppage time of the first half, Hazard finally got off his mark as he chipped the ball above the goalkeeper from a Valverde's assist to make it 2-0.

A minute after the hour mark substitute, Hazard turned provider as Luka Modric scored Madrid's third to make it 3-0.

Granada did not give up as they pulled one back through Darwin Machis from a penalty after goalkeeper Alphonse Areola committed a foul in the box. 3-1 it was.

Domingos Duarte then put Zidane's men under more pressure as he made it 3-2 from a Victor Diaz's assist with less than 13 minutes to play.

James Rodriguez had the last shout as he dispatched a move from Alvaro Odriozola as Real won the match 4-2 to stay top of La Liga as they continue their unconvincing run in the 2019-20 campaign.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Liverpool vs Leicester City saw Jurgen Klopp's side continue their perfect start of the new campaign as they won their eight straight Premier League match.

James Milner scored a late penalty to win it 2-1 for the Reds after James Maddison had drawn Leicester level from a Sadio Mane's first half strike.

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