Real Madrid had to be successful in the league’s 2-0 win over Granada at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium on Wednesday evening

The win was the fifth in a row in the league for Zinedine Zidane’s side after a slow start to the season for the Spanish giants

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After the game, Zidane said: “It was a really difficult game, we knew it was going to be difficult. They pushed us up, we didn’t bring the ball out well in the first half, the second half was much better >

“It’s now six games in a row, it’s not easy. We beat a good team that achieved a lot of good results. We have to be happy thanks to the players”

The hosts largely dominated the action for the first 45 minutes with nothing to show and saw Rodrygo play in the 38th minute Went off with an injury when Marco Asensio came off the bench to replace him

Madrid took the lead just before the hour when Casemiro went home from close range from a beautiful ball from Asensio to make it 1-0

“We know he comes in the box, which he is defensive but also offensive,” said Zidane of Casemiro. “It was a really nice move, he’s good with his head”

Karim Benzema added another for Real in stoppage time in the second half when he crossed the penalty area and shot over the goal with his left foot to reach the final goal line

The result brings Real Madrid level on points with leaders Atleti, but Diego Simeone’s side have two games against their rivals in La Liga

The win brought Zidane’s team six points ahead of third-placed Real Sociedad and the title race looks more and more like a two-horse race between the two teams from the Spanish capital

“We will keep working hard there are a lot of games,” added Zidane “We have to be happy, it’s six wins in a row We’ll keep going, that’s all I ask the players to be two or three days spend with their families and then go back to work “

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