Football: Real Madrid blow away Granada to keep pressure on Atletico

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema in action with Granada's Antonio Puertas on May 13, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS

MADRID (AFP) - Real Madrid kept the pressure on Atletico Madrid by thrashing Granada 4-1 on Thursday (May 13) to reduce the gap to two points at the top of La Liga, with two games left to play.

A draw or defeat for Real Madrid would have given Atletico the chance to win the title on Sunday by beating Osasuna but goals from Luka Modric, Rodrygo, Alvaro Odriozola and Karim Benzema secured a comfortable victory at Los Carmenes.

Atletico could still be crowned champions this weekend if they overcome Osasuna and Real Madrid fail to win away at Athletic Bilbao but the Spanish title race has been full of surprises and still nothing is guaranteed.

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.