Aug 26, 2013 at 8pm UK at ​Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes
Real Madrid

Piti (55'), Iturra (79'), Brahimi (85'), Mainz (86')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Benzema (10')
Pepe (36'), Marcelo (38')

Half-Time Report: Real Madrid take narrow lead into break

Karim Benzema gives Real Madrid a 1-0 lead going into the halfway stage of their La Liga match against Granada.

Real Madrid have taken a 1-0 lead into half time of their Primera Division clash with Granada this evening courtesy of a Karim Benzema goal.

The visitors enjoyed a flurry of early chances, with Benzema responsible for the best two. He first lifted a shot over the keeper and just wide before seeing another effort tipped away by Roberto.

Real's Karim Benzema celebrates with Cristiano Ronaldo after a goal against Grenada on August 26, 2013© Getty Images

The Frenchman was not to be denied for long, however, as he opened the scoring at the third time of asking in the 10th minute. Cristiano Ronaldo failed to control a pass into the box but Benzema was on hand to smash the ball in from close range.

Madrid thought that they had doubled their lead six minutes later when a quick Angel di Maria free kick was converted by Mesut Ozil, but the referee pulled play back.

Carlo Ancelotti's men continued to have the better of the half but couldn't find a second goal before the break.

Real's Luca Modric in action during a friendly match against Everton on August 3, 2013
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