Combo predictions Real Madrid was almost powerless, but it did its job again
Real Madrid`s sixth consecutive victory in all competitions is a fact, after the team beat Granada 2-0 at home in a match of the 15th round of La Liga. This is the fifth consecutive success for the championship and it came after goals from Kazemiro in the 57th minute and Karim Benzema in added time. Thus, Sofia are again on an equal footing with the leader Atletico Madrid, but have played two games more. December 30 is the last duel of the `whites` for the year - against Elche.
Tonight the champions were tormented because they were visibly tired. Their really strong period was only at the beginning of the second half until the goal for 1:0. Then they gave the initiative and tried to defend themselves. Only at the end did the second goal fall. Marco Asensio, who performed very strongly, hit the crossbar in the 55th, and with an injury in the first half left Rodrigo. For the third time in a row, the team scored after the 90th minute.
Despite the tight schedule, Real coach Zinedine Zidane made only one change in his starting 11 compared to those from the previous match against Eibar - Federico Valverde took the place of the injured Luka Modric. Lucas Vazquez, Rodrigo and Karim Benzema relied on attack again. For Toni Kroos, it was a No200 match in the championship, and in 190 of them he was a starter.
For Granada, the first minute started for the former Real striker Roberto Soldado, as well as the defender Jesus Vallejo, who was transferred by the Whites.
The match started with a mistake by Rafael Varane in the first minute, after which Antonio Puertas had an ideal opportunity to bring the guests forward, but his shot did not hit the door.
Los Merenges responded with a chance in front of Benzema in the 3rd, but his shot also went out. Zidane`s team quickly took the initiative, but calmly waited for their moment. In the 14th Kroos decided to surprise Rui Silva with his favorite long shot and was not far from the goal, but the ball was still behind the door.
There were definitely skirmishes in which Real did not bother their opponent. In the 37th minute Rodrigo suffered an injury to his right leg in a harmless situation and was replaced by Marco Asensio.
Real organized a dangerous attack again in the added time of the first half, but Benzema`s shot was blocked.
The second half started more promising for the hosts and in the 55th they twice missed a goal. First, Asensio hit the crossbar with an attractive detection from the air, and then Silva deflected a shot at Valverde.
Two minutes later, however, the Granada goalkeeper had nothing to do. Asensio centered on the left and in Casemiro was accurate with a header from a few meters - 1:0 for Real. Thus, the Brazilian scored in the third consecutive home game via contact combo picks and ticket of the team for the championship.
The goal calmed Madrid and they acted more confidently. However, there was no pressure to look for a second goal. Thus came the 75th minute, when Casemiro and Varane did not understand each other and gave the opponent a chance to shoot. However, the author scored a goal for 1:0 and saved. The VAR reconsidered whether he had used his hand in this situation, but it was clear that everything was according to the rules. Two more dangerous crossings followed Combo predictions - more details and information: Combo predictions
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