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Modric 9/10, Gutierrez 8/10 as Madrid keep pace in La Liga title race

Genuine Madrid got a familiar 4-1 success at Granada on Thursday to keep pace in the La Liga title race. 

Karim Benzema had a header saved by goalkeeper Rui Silva before Luka Modric put Madrid ahead with 17 minutes played, opening in Miguel Gutierrez's bright chipped help. There were chances for Marvin Park, Benzema, and Vinicius Junior before Rodrygo multiplied Madrid's lead before half-time, terminating low past Silva. 

Vinicius had another exertion saved before Granada's Luis Suarez botched an extraordinary chance to pull an objective back for the hosts. Jorge Molina did as such, however, Granada's happiness was fleeting, as first Alvaro Odriozola - helped by substitute Eden Hazard - and afterward, Benzema ensured the success, leaving Madrid two focuses behind pioneers Atletico Madrid with two games left to play. 

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Atletico's success 24 hours sooner implied just three focuses would do here for Real Madrid, facing a Granada side who have been quite possibly the greatest overachievers in La Liga this season. The triumph was accomplished without a lot of whines, yet with a genuine scramble of style, as well, with some remarkable football being played by Zinedine Zidane's group. 

Madrid's adolescents have reliably intrigued this season - frequently when called upon to connect the various openings the group brought about by the crew's ceaseless injury emergency - yet none have energized, or took a gander at home at this level, as Miguel Gutierrez. The left-back is the real deal and when he's playing like this, Marcelo shouldn't get a look in. 

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There were no negatives here, truly, despite the fact that there were minutes in the second half when Granada's assault - looking staggeringly exuberant given that this was their 56th game this season - took steps to make this match significantly more of a challenge, with Thibaut Courtois called upon to rescue his side. 

Supervisor rating out of 10 

8 - Zinedine Zidane was feeling the loss of his six favored safeguards here - Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal, Ferland Mendy, Lucas Vazquez, and Marcelo - as had to pick kids Marvin and Miguel at full-back. His confidence was compensated by both, however particularly Miguel, with Marvin unfortunate to be constrained off with a physical issue. 

Zidane's replacements worked, as well, with both Odriozola and Hazard having an effect. 

Player evaluations (1-10; 10 = best. Players presented following 70 minutes get no evaluating) 

GK Thibaut Courtois, 8 - Almost lost his heading and completed the bundle of his space in the subsequent half. Later made two great stops, and could fail to address Molina's development. 

PDF Marvin Park, 7 - Made only his subsequent first-group beginning of the period and was worked out of position at right-back. Got advances frequently almost immediately yet was harmed by a tackle from Darwin Machis and must be supplanted at half-time. 

PDF Eder Militao, 7 - Booked for a foul on the impressive Molina. Another noteworthy, generally strong presentation. His resurrection this season has been surprising. 

DF Nacho, 7 - Did a great job against a hazardous Granada, marshaling a safeguard with unpracticed players on the two flanks. 

PDF Miguel Gutierrez, 8 - An extraordinary help for Modric showed the certainty and inventive flash that have seen him evaluated as the most gifted adolescent of his age at the club. Merited this beginning in the wake of intriguing off the seat over this last month. 

MF Casemiro, 7 - Outshone by Modric, and didn't appear to get advances as regularly as he has in late games, however in no way, shape, or form a helpless presentation. 

35-year-old Luka Modric, who scored Thursday at Granada, has delighted in another champion season for Real Madrid. Photograph by Denis Doyle/Getty Images 

MF Federico Valverde, 7 - Caught by Yan Eteki with a terrible test in the primary half, and delivered one shrewd through ball for Marvin. 

MF Luka Modric, 9 - Opened the scoring when his keen run was spotted by Miguel and took the risk truly well. Played a shocking through ball for Vinicius in the subsequent half. 

FW Vinicius Junior, 6 - One energizing early run, and had shots saved when half-time, yet his continuous issues as far as a final result proceeded. 

FW Rodrygo, 8 - Delivered a pinpoint cross for Benzema's initial header and an also exact went for Madrid's subsequent objective. A showcase of formed completing to make countryman Vinicius desirous. Shockingly, that was his first association objective this season. 

FW Karim Benzema, 8 - Had a decent header saved almost immediately yet scored Madrid's fourth, keeping a composed mind whenever given the chance by Silva. 


DF Alvaro Odriozola, 7 - Came on for the subsequent half and scored the third objective at a significant time, responding fastest to Hazard's drawback. 

FW Marco Asensio, 6 - Did well to make a shifty move to stay away from Odriozola's goalbound shot. 

FW Eden Hazard, 7 - Caught seriously by Domingos Quina in a recoil inciting challenge however recuperated to give Odriozola a savvy associate, crossing after nearly invading the ball. 

MF Isco, 6 - Not as eye-getting as Madrid's different substitutes. 

FW Mariano Diaz, N/R - Played the most recent 10 minutes.

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