December 2, 2021

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Vinicius Junior scores, Real Madrid overwhelms Granada and takes the lead from La Liga

Vinicius Junior scores, Real Madrid overwhelms Granada and takes the lead from La Liga

Real Madrid beat Granada away 4-1, Sunday (21), in a duel valid for La Liga. Asensio and Nacho opened the way for the Meringue, Luis Suarez scored the goal, and Brazilian Vinicius Junior and left-back Mendy scored the other two goals.


Winning in Andalusia will give La Liga the lead for Real Madrid. For this reason, Carlo Ancelotti’s side held the ball for most of the first half, but the low lines of Granada’s defense prevented a more consistent attack on attack, primarily by the open Vinicius Junior on the left side.

Granada did not intimidate them and tried to score a counter-attack, but they made passing mistakes. Then, in the 18th minute, Kroos evaded control in the midfield and called up Asensio. The Spaniard advanced uncontrollably on the right flank and hit to open the scoring for the visitors.

With the match in control, the second goal came shortly after, this time with Nacho completing a corner kick to the left. Real Madrid ruled the match and did not score the third goal only because, on another serve by Asensio, Soro crossed the line and avoided the goal.

The third goal will be missed by the meringue. After a nap from Vinicius Junior, the Granada midfield recovered the ball and sent it to Luis Suarez. The Colombian made the request and had a deflection in defense to take advantage of the match and set it on fire. It seemed that Real felt the goal and hit Granada with a header and almost equalized with a header against Casemiro, which Courtois saved.

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Meringue’s reaction and almost scored the third goal Benzema, who was saved in a beautiful defense by the goalkeeper. The second half started at the same pace as the first. More exposed, Granada could no longer identify fusion talents at close range, which were accumulating missed opportunities.

Modric and Kroos missed two clear chances, which could have eliminated the match early on. But, the third came with Vinicius Junior in an attempt built by Benzema, he sent Frenchman Modric, who had just rolled for the Brazilian to hit the net without a goalkeeper.

Vinicius, by the way, became a “showman” in the second half. Giving a hat, the Brazilian attacked, leaving his opponent on the ground and was only stopped by a hard cart from Moncho, who was given a straight red card. The former Flamengo had a great opportunity to score the fourth goal after a assist from Benzema, but he finished poorly and sent it to the goalkeeper.

Amid the crowd after the show, Vinicius Jr. left the field to enter Rodrigo. The Brazilian entered the field so well that he even gave Benzema a pass in the heel, but the French player finished it. Moncho’s dismissal led to Granada surrendering on the field and without any reaction.

On the basis of the touch of the ball, Real Madrid reached the fourth goal. Casemiro found a nice pass for Mendy, who went in alone on the left side and touched the goalkeeper’s exit to deliver the kick.

Since then, Ancelotti has begun to memorize his main names and give opportunities to names such as Jovic, Isco and boy Camavinga to gain rhythm in the game. Granada almost lost it with a header from Molina, but Courtois saved it superbly.

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Even with trepidation, the meringue team waited some time to confirm another LaLiga win.

Tournament Status

Real Madrid leads the league with 30 points. Granada is in the eighteenth place with only 11.

All went well: Toni Kroos

It was the experienced German who kicked off the Meringue’s victory and cemented Real Madrid’s best moment on the pitch. In the first half, the first assists for Merengo’s victory came from Kroos’ feet. Firm in marking, the ace also assists on the left side to facilitate soggy forward movements.

It was bad: Roshina

The Granada striker could not do much against Real Madrid. In the first stage, Rochina was practically null and still had a hole in the right side in the second half to try and catch Vinicius Jr, but without success.

Upcoming games

Or visit Granada or SpanishNext Friday (26), at 17:00, by the League. Real Madrid faces Sharif away from home, in the fifth round of the group stage Champions LeagueWednesday (24) at 5 pm.

data sheet

Granada: Maximiano ; Queenie, Diaz (Torrente), Sanchez, Neva; Antonio Puertas (Montoro), Muncho, Gonalons (Ruiz), Suarez; Soro (Palomo), Rochina (Molina). Artistic: Robert Moreno

real Madrid: Courtois. Carvajal, nacho, Alaba (Vallejo), soggy; Modric (Isco), Casemiro, Kroos (Camavinga); Asensio, Vinicius Jr., Benzema (Jovic). Artistic: Carlo Ancelotti