Real Madrid vs Granada CF LIVE Football Score 13 May 2021
NAME: Granada – Real Madrid
DATE: 13 May 2021
TIME: 20:00 UTC
VENUE: Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes, Granada, Spain
With their La Liga title destiny now out of their own hands, Real Madrid will endeavour to keep their hopes of glory alive when they travel to Granada on Thursday night.
The hosts fell to a 2-1 defeat to Real Betis on Monday night, while Zinedine Zidane’s crop lost ground in the title race with a 2-2 draw against fellow high-flyers Sevilla.
A run of three defeats from their last four matches has left Granada’s fleeting European hopes in tatters, and not even a historic 2-1 win on Barcelona’s turf could inspire the former Europa League contenders to get the job done against Cadiz or Real Betis.
Diego Martinez’s side quickly fell behind against Betis to Borja Iglesias’s 39th-minute opener before Darwin Machis appeared to have rescued a point for his side, but Iglesias doubled his tally on the night in the 87th minute to all but kill off Granada’s top-seven hopes.
The hosts now lie smack bang in the middle of the table in 10th place, and they need other results to go their way while they attempt to pull off a shock against Real Madrid this week, but seventh-placed Villarreal will be out of sight if they can prevail against Real Valladolid a few hours before Granada are in action.
Martinez’s side can look ahead to two winnable fixtures against Alaves and Getafe before the season concludes, and while it may be too little too late for their European hopes by that point, another top-half finish would certainly represent a successful season.
Granada prepare to do battle with Real Madrid having failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last eight matches, but they have only lost three of their last 12 fixtures on home soil before Zidane’s title-chasers seek to keep the defence of their crown alive.
With the La Liga title now representing Real Madrid’s only opportunity for silverware this season, Zidane’s side continue to drop points at the worst possible time, but they will be grateful that their title rivals have been far from perfect in recent weeks too.
A goalless stalemate between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid presented Zidane’s men with a prime opportunity to leapfrog their city rivals at the top of the standings when they welcomed Sevilla to the capital, but they had to come from behind twice just to rescue a point as substitutes Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard cancelled out strikes from Fernando and Ivan Rakitic.