Real Madrid eased to an almost embarrassingly simple victory on Sunday night, with Granada providing hardly any opposition. Los Blancos prevented their opponents from getting a shot on target and casually kept 70 percent possession for a 3-0 win.
The opener was a gift, handed to Cristiano Ronaldo by Granada goalkeeper Toño. Jose Maria Callejon, starting in place of Angel Di Maria, slipped a through ball to Ronaldo, who took a low shot from a narrow angle. It should have been saved easily, but Toño let the ball between his legs. Ronaldo refused to celebrate and looked embarrassed that he scored.
Madrid's other two goals came in the second half, and their three stellar substitutes had a part in both of them. Di Maria came on at the half and set up Ronaldo's second, in the 53rd minute. Toño saved Ronaldo's first attempt after Di Maria's through ball, but the Granada keeper was helpless on Ronaldo's rebound attempt. Gonzalo Higuain, who entered the game for Karim Benzema, turned in a cross by Mesut Özil, who came in for Luka Modric, to extend Madrid's lead to three goals in the 76th minute.