La Liga: Karim Benzema goal gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over Granada
Karim Benzema scored to help Real Madrid eke out a 1-0 win over Granada and take the overnight lead of the Spanish league on Saturday.
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Barcelona: Karim Benzema scored to help Real Madrid eke out a 1-0 win over Granada and take the overnight lead of the Spanish league on Saturday.
Granada's disciplined defense and the solid goalkeeping of Andres Fernandez held Madrid in check, while the visitors' attack matched their star-studded hosts chance for chance in an evenly-contested first half.
But Benzema tilted the match in Madrid's favor 10 minutes after halftime with a close-range header to put the Santiago Bernabeu crowd at ease.
Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo saw his scoring run of eight goals two matches end.
Madrid has 10 points, one more than Barcelona. The defending champions can reclaim the league lead against Levante on Sunday.
Atletico Madrid visits Eibar later on Saturday, while Valencia welcomes Real Betis and Espanyol is at Real Sociedad.
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