European roundup: Real Madrid one win away from La Liga title after beating Granada

    Madrid endured a fightback from Granada.

    Real Madrid transferred to within one win of a record- extending 34 th LaLiga title after first-half goals from Ferland Mendy and Karim Benzema sealed a 2-1 win at Granada

    The Spanish giants seemed in cruise control when Mendy burst into the area and gunned beyond Rui Silva from an intense angle left wing after 10 minutes prior to Benzema struck simply after a quarter of an hour.

    Isco’s creative back heel to Luka Modric resulted in Benzema being discovered in acres of space on the frenchman and the left cut on to his right foot and powered a shot into the top corner at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes.

    FEET: @GranadaCdeF_en 1-2 @realmadriden ⚽ Machís 50′; @ferland_mendy 10′, @Benzema 16′ #RMLiga|#Emirates

    — Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) July13,2020

    Nevertheless, Casemiro was sloppily dispossessed on midway, enabling Granada to break, with Darwin Machis halving the deficit after nut-megging Thibaut Courtois 5 minutes after half- time.

    The goal breathed fresh life into the hosts, who were rejected a leveller by some desperate protecting as Sergio Ramos cleared off the line to stay out Ramon Azeez after Courtois had actually conserved outstandingly from Antonio Puertas.

    With simply 2 games left in the season, Real are 4 points ahead of bitter competitors Barcelona and Zinedine Zidane’s side will seal a first top-flight crown in 3 years if they get rid of Villarreal on Thursday.

    Villarreal saw their slim hopes of a top-four spot vaporize after losing 2-1 at home to Real Sociedad, who are now level on points with sixth-placed Getafe and simply 3 behind the Yellow Submarine.

    Willian Jose’s effort simply after the hour mark was followed by Diego Llorente’s goal with 15 minutes left and, although Santi Cazorla pulled one back in the closing phases, it showed a simple alleviation.

    Resurgence kings #InterTorino #FORZAINTER ⚫

    — Inter (@Inter_en) July 13, 2020

    Alaves ended a run of 6 succeeding beats with a goalless draw against Getafe to move 4 points clear of the bottom 3.

    Somewhere Else, Inter Milan moved back approximately second in Serie A after coming from behind to beat Torino 3-1 thanks to 3 goals in the space of 13 minutes.

    Andrea Belotti provided the visitors a surprise lead simply after the 15- minute mark at the San Siro, however Ashley Young levelled minutes after the reboot prior to Diego Godin struck in the 51 st minute.

    Lautaro Martinez doubled Inter’s lead in the 61 st minute as they exceeded Lazio in the standings.

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