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La Liga: Real win to keep title hope alive

La Liga: Real win to keep title hope alive

Real Madrid kept alive their La Liga title hopes with an emphatic 4-1 win over Granada at Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes on Thursday (May 13). The result moved Zinedine Zidane's side above F.C. Barcelona into second, two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid with just two games remaining in the season.

Real Madrid beat Granada to keep the pressure on leaders Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga. The defending champions are two points behind Atleti with two games to go.

Luka Modric gave Real the lead from Miguel Gutierrez’s scooped pass and Rodrygo scored with a fine solo goal.

Veteran Jorge Molina gave Granada hope but Eden Hazard set up Alvaro Odriozola and moments later Karim Benzema scored into an empty net from 40 yards after a goalkeeping error.

Real’s two first-half goals were assisted by players born in the 2000s, Gutierrez – making his first La Liga start – and Marvin Park, who had a spell on Tranmere’s books as a child.

Atletico Madrid could win the title on Sunday if they beat Osasuna and Real fail to beat Athletic Bilbao.

Barcelona, who are four points behind Atletico, host Celta Vigo.

Fixtures (all Sunday 1630 GMT):

Alaves v Granada, Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid v Osasuna, Barcelona v Celta Vigo, Real Betis v Huesca, Getafe v Levante, Cadiz v Elche, Real Sociedad v Real Valladolid, Valencia v Eibar, Villarreal v Sevilla