|Granada players perform the guard of honour to Real Madrid|
Nothing took the Real Madrid that Granada did not leave at its fingertips. The white team reached the tie by an excess of Moises, Granada's defender that mistook the sport, and won with a goal by Cortes, who mistook the goal. The jar was of cold water and falls on the head of the home team with the enclosed container. To the champion, the Scottish shower served to wake up and understand that their shots are not blanks, still kill. No blame is the referee, he was only a way of distributing impotence.
The latter was forged from the beginning. After three days of applause and congratulations, the players of Real Madrid assumed the Granada players' guard of honour, led them into a hall of plush carpets and spider lamps. They matched only in the spider. The champion came into the game rocked by the movement in reverse that sailors call a hangover. Experts say there is only one answer to this malaise: see Grease. Too bad the short flight to Granada does not allow the screening of therapeutic films.
It took three convulsions in the Real Madrid's defense to understand that no one knocked at the door, which was Ighalo who rammed against their heads. It was not necessary the Hawaiian lei to know who came from party.
|Real Madrid players celebrate the second goal|
Just about football, Adan, Varane, Albiol, Sahin and Granero made the starting eleven. Granada need one point to avoid relegation and had a strong start, netting the opener in the fourth minute through Jara, who managed to nutmeg Adan.
They looked for more goals and Adan and Marcelo were forced to team up for a clearance on the 6-minute mark. Real Madrid were more relaxed than usual and the locals used this to make steals and play with more intensity. Adan cleared a free-kick with his fists in the 20th minute and Real gradually started to dominate more: Sahin sent the ball over the crossbar with a distant shot (35') and Ronaldo nearly netted an equaliser from a header that missed the target by mere inches (41').
Xabi Alonso and Higuain replaced Sahin and Kaka in the second half and the team's performance became more intense. Julio Cesar cleared a Benzema shot on the 58-minute mark and Callejon came on for Di Maria soon after (59'). Cristiano Ronaldo nearly finished off a strong cross, clearly showing the Whites deserved a goal. The Portuguese striker again had a great chance, but a shot of his on the goal-line was saved by Julio Cesar (63').
Moises tackled Ronaldo in the box and the Madridista converted the penalty. The Whites wanted more and Granada started to look nervous after the goal, with Cortes eventually netting an own goal in extra time following a Benzema cross that Higuain did not finish off (92'). Tragic end. Undeserved, perhaps. But there is life. And a hundred points to get.
Stadium: Los Carmenes
Goals: 1-0, (m.5): Franco Jara. 1-1, (m.80): Cristiano Ronaldo. 1-2, (m.90+3): David Cortes (o.g.).