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Real move to top of La Liga

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema scored the goals as Real Madrid eased to a 2-0 win over Granada in La Liga.

Last updated: 25 Jan 2014 17:06
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Cristiano Ronaldo scores to send Real to the top of the La Liga [AFP]

Cristiano Ronaldo paraded his Ballon d'Or trophy before scoring his league-leading 22nd goal on Saturday, helping Real Madrid ease to a 2-0 win over Granada and provisionally move atop the Spanish standings.

Karim Benzema sealed Madrid's ninth straight win in all competitions in the 74th, moments after Ronaldo's deflected free kick clipped the crossbar.

Ronaldo standing ovation

Madrid's Gareth Bale was substituted at halftime after being kicked in the groin.

Madrid rose two points above Barcelona and Atletico Madrid before they both play on Sunday.

 

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