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Real Madrid only one win away from La Liga title

Posted on July 14, 2020

Real Madrid are one win away from winning their 34th La Liga title after beating a resolute Granada side 2-1 on the road on Monday night, recorded by iSports API.

The win restored Real's four-point lead over Barcelona in the table with just two games left to play, meaning a home win on Thursday can put the title out of reach for the two-time defending champions.

The visitors wasted no time pulling ahead, with Ferland Mendy finishing off a nice individual move in the 10th minute by smashing his shot from a tight angle into the roof of the Granada net for his first Blancos goal, as per iSports football API. Real Madrid players celebrate with Ferland Mendy after he scored a goal against Granada in La Liga.

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Minutes later, Real doubled their lead on a counter-attack through Karim Benzema, who cut to his right in the hosts' penalty area and curled a perfect strike past Rui Silva.

Granada pulled one back to start the second half after Darwin Machis snuck in behind the Real Madrid defence and split the legs of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to cut their deficit to a goal.

According to iSports football livescore API, it was the first goal Real had conceded in six matches but Granada threatened to equalise as Machis missed the target on the volley while Courtois showed superb reflexes to deny forward Antonin late on.

Real Madrid were made to work hard to see out the result and had Ramos to thank for sweeping a Ramon Azeez shot off the line in the 84th minute as Zinedine Zidane's side picked up a nervy three points.

Zidane celebrated wildly when the full-time whistle came and praised his side for coping with Granada's late onslaught.

The result puts Madrid on 83 points after 36 games and gives them a chance to seal a first La Liga title since 2017 on Thursday against Villarreal, as per iSports football data.

Two draws in the last two games can also secure the title for Madrid due to their better head-to-head record with Barcelona.

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