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Goal for Real Madrid!

Hello and welcome in to our Granada vs Real Madrid live blog, where we'll be covering this Sunday's LaLiga Santander match from the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes. Carlo Ancelotti's side can go top of the table, at least temporarily, with a victory and they'll hope to extend their excellent head-to-head record against the Andalusian side.

Granada vs Real Madrid LIVE SCORE: 0-2

This is the start of our Granada vs Real Madrid live blog, with build-up to the game and then minute-by-minute updates once the ball gets rolling at 16:15 local time. As always, the most recent updates are the ones nearest the top.


A well-worked short corner for Real Madrid paid dividends, as Toni Kroos played a one-two with Luka Modric before sending in a low cross towards the near post, where Nacho Fernandez was waiting to guide the ball past Maximiano. Granada's task has just got a lot harder. Granada 0-2 Real Madrid.


Marco Asensio has given Real Madrid the lead in Granada. Toni Kroos played a pass to Asensio, who then turned on the afterburners before firing a right-footed shot past Luis Maximiano. Granada 0-1 Real Madrid.

Minute 6: Alaba with a vital clearance

Granada hit Real Madrid on the counter-attack and that led to Alberto Soro played a cross towards the near post for Luis Suarez, but David Alaba got there to turn it behind for a corner.

Minute 3: First chance for Real Madrid

Modric played a cute pass for Asensio, who pulled the ball back for Benzema to attempt a shot from six yards out, but it was well blocked by German Sanchez.

15:15 GMT: Kick-off

Real Madrid have kicked things off here at Los Carmenes. Make sure to stay with us for updates from Granada vs Real Madrid.

15:00 GMT: Just 15 minutes until kick off!

It's almost time for this Granada vs Real Madrid game to get underway. The players are finalising their warm-ups and the ball will get rolling in just a quarter of an hour. Stay tuned to this live blog for all the latest updates.

14:45 GMT: Real Madrid are warming up

The warm-ups have started in Granada, with the Real Madrid players out on the pitch and getting ready for this one. It's a potentially wet one in Granada, as we've seen in several other matches this LaLiga Santander weekend.

14:35 GMT: Real Madrid arrive at the stadium

Real Madrid's team bus has pulled up at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes, with Carlo Ancelotti and his players entering the ground for this fascinating LaLiga Santander clash.

14:15 GMT: Granada's starting line-up is confirmed too

We now have the confirmed Granada starting XI too, with the home side setting out with: Luis Maximiano; Quini, Victor Diaz, German Sanchez, Carlos Neva; Ruben Rochina, Maxime Gonalons, Monchu, Alberto Soro, Antonio Puertas; Luis Suarez.

14:05 GMT: Real Madrid's starting XI is out

The Real Madrid line-up is out and it's Marco Asensio who joins Karim Benzema and Vinicius up front. The complete line-up is as follows: Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Nacho, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Vinicius.

13:45 GMT: Juan Martinez Munuera is the referee

The man in the middle for this Granada vs Real Madrid game will be Juan Martinez Munuera. He hasn't yet refereed either of these sides so far in the 2020/21 season.

13:15 GMT: The Real Madrid kits are ready

The Real Madrid kits are set out and ready for the players at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes. Los Blancos won't be wearing white for this one, as they'll be in their navy blue.

12:50 GMT: Real Madrid's great run against Granada

Real Madrid have really enjoyed their recent meetings with Granada, as they've won their past 12 against the Andalusian side and they've been scoring an average of 3.33 goals per game in that run.

12:20 GMT: What are the predicted line-ups for Granada vs Real Madrid?

Real Madrid have a few injuries, but will still be able to field a very strong starting XI and are expected to set out with: Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric; Rodrygo Goes, Karim Benzema, Vinicius. As for Granada, their probable line-up against Real Madrid is: Luis Maximiano; Quini, Victor Diaz, German Sanchez, Carlos Neva; Ruben Rochina, Monchu, Maxime Gonalons, Alberto Soro; Jorge Molina, Luis Suarez.

12:05 GMT: When does Granada vs Real Madrid start? And where can you watch it?

This match is kicking off at 16:15 CET local time in Spain, which is 15:15 BST for those in the UK or 10:15 ET for those on the east coast of the USA. It'll be broadcast on LaLigaTV in the United Kingdom, while Granada vs Real Madrid can be streamed online on ESPN+ in the USA.

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