Preview: Real Madrid vs. Granada

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Real Madrid take on La Liga minnows Granada at the Bernabeu on Sunday looking to record their first league win of the season. Sports Mole previews the encounter.

Buoyed by their Spanish Super Cup victory over Barcelona in midweek, Real Madrid go in search of their first La Liga win of the season on Sunday when Granada visit the Bernabeu.

Granada, who escaped relegation by just one point in May, scored a total of 35 La Liga goals last season - 86 fewer than Real and 11 fewer than Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Andalusia club have also lost 15 of their last 20 away games in the Spanish top flight.

Following his impressive substitute appearance against Barca, Luka Modric is expected to be handed his first start under Jose Mourinho.

Suspended wingback Fabio Coentrao is the only player that is unavailable for the hosts, while Granada are still without injured midfield duo Fran Rico and Hassan Yebda.

Defender Pape Diakhate is available again after recovering from an ankle injury.

Possible lineups:

Real Madrid: Casillas, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Arbeloa, Ozil, Modric, Alonso, Callejon, Ronaldo, Benzema

Granada: Tono, Nyom, Siqueira, Lopez, Diakhate, Jaime, Torje, Iriney, Floro Flores, El Arabi, Orellana

Sports Mole says: 5-0

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