Football: Benzema winner helps Real grind out Granada win
MADRID (AFP) - Real Madrid made it two wins from two games under Carlo Ancelotti with a 1-0 victory at Granada, but Los Blancos were again made to work for the three points.
Rumours of Gareth Bale's impending arrival in Madrid had somewhat overshadowed the build-up to the game, but the visitors didn't appear distracted as Karim Benzema opened the scoring after just 10 minutes.
Mesut Ozil then had a goal ruled out and Isco struck the post after the break as Madrid continued to have the lion's share of the chances.
However, Granada were denied a great chance to snatch a point five minutes from time when referee Javier Estrada Fernandez failed to spot a trip on Diego Buonanotte by Casemiro inside the area.