DOWNLOAD: Granada 0-4 Real Madrid (2016/2017) La Liga Highlights Games between Real Madrid’s A and B teams in training must be fun.
They must be more competitive too than this training exercise for Zinedine Zidane’s reserves as James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata both scored twice in the opening 35 minutes against Tony Adams’s shambolic and already relegated Granada.
For the fourth straight away league game, Zidane left out most of his starters, including Cristiano Ronaldo, to concentrate on the Champions League.
Yet, the Frenchman has been rewarded with four victories and 17 goals as Real home in on a first La Liga title for five years.
They now need just seven points from their last three games against Sevilla, Celta Vigo and Malaga.
James had the points sewn up at Nuevo Los Carmenes inside 11 minutes as he turned home Lucas Vazquez’s low cross and then powered home a header from a fine Fabio Coentrao delivery.
Morata then took centre stage to put more pressure on Karim Benzema’s place in the first team with two proper centre forward finishes to take his tally for the season to 20.
Not bad for a sub. But then that is the story of Real Madrid’s season.