Euro Leagues | Actual retains tempo with Atletico Madrid


A towering header from Casemiro and an added-time strike from Karim Benzema noticed Actual Madrid beat a cussed Granada aspect 2-Zero at residence on Wednesday to notch a fifth consecutive LaLiga victory and go stage on factors with chief Atletico Madrid.

The champion lacked sparkle within the first half however got here alive within the second interval and after a flurry of possibilities from the house aspect, Brazilian midfielder Casemiro powered in a cross from Marco Asensio to present it the lead within the 57th minute.

Actual had been fortunate to not fall behind within the first minute when Raphael Varane gave away possession and Roberto Soldado discovered Antonio Puertas, who despatched his shot manner over the bar.

Granada continued to bother Zinedine Zidane’s aspect deep into the second half till Benzema raced clear and thumped the ball low into the web to seal the factors.

In the meantime, A.S. Roma bounced again from Sunday’s mauling at Atalanta to beat Cagliari in a 3-2 thriller and transfer again as much as third in Serie A.

Jordan Veretout volleyed Roma in entrance within the 11th minute, regardless of not making correct contact with Rick Karsdorp’s cross, and Cagliari goalkeeper Alessio Cragno stored the rating down with a number of excellent saves earlier than halftime.

Having survived the onslaught, the Sardinians levelled within the 59th minute when Joao Pedro took benefit after Roma misplaced possession.

The host replied with two objectives in six minutes from Edin Dzeko and Gianluca Mancini and Joao Pedro pulled one again from a penalty in stoppage time.

Roma, overwhelmed 4-1 at Atalanta on Sunday after a second-half efficiency which left coach Paulo Fonseca fuming, has 27 factors, seven behind chief A.C. Milan.

Sassuolo is one level behind in fourth after additionally profitable by the odd purpose in 5, away to Sampdoria.

Atalanta, seventh with 22 factors, misplaced floor after it squandered a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw at Bologna.

The outcomes: LaLiga: Getafe 1 (Suarez 7) drew with Celta Vigo 1 (Aspas 17-pen); Actual Madrid 2 (Casemiro 57, Benzema 90+3) bt Granada 0; Actual Betis 1 (Rodriguez 71) bt Cadiz 0; Alaves 2 (Mendez 41, Deyverson 45+2) bt Eibar 1 (Leon 4).

Serie A: Hellas Verona 1 (Ilic 63) misplaced to Inter Milan 2 (Martinez 52, Skriniar 69); Udinese Zero misplaced to Benevento 2 (Caprari 9, Letizia 77); Roma 3 (Veretout 11, Dzeko 71, Mancini 77) bt Cagliari 2 (João Pedro 59, 90+1-pen); AC Milan 3 (Rebic 10, Calhanoglu 17-pen, Hernandez 90+2) bt Lazio 2 (Alberto 27, Motionless 59); Spezia 1 (Nzola 10) misplaced to Genoa 2 (Destro 16, Criscito 73-pen); Bologna 2 (Tomiyasu 73, Paz 82) drew with Atalanta 2 (Muriel 22-pen, 23); Sampdoria 2 (Quagliarella 55, Balde 84) misplaced to Sassuolo 3 (Traore 2, Caputo 56, Berardi 58); Napoli 1 (Insigne 90+2) drew with Torino 1 (Izzo 56).

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