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Spanish Primera BBVA

(ATT 16,000) 2nd February 2013 - Kick off 21:00 Ref: A Mateu Lahoz

Granada Granada vs Real Madrid R Madrid

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C Ronaldo (og 23)

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Dream start for Alcaraz

Last Updated: 02/02/13 11:27pm

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Ronaldo's own goal was the only score

Ronaldo's own goal was the only score

New Granada boss Lucas Alcaraz enjoyed a dream first game in charge as his side pulled off a shock victory over Real Madrid at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes.

Alcaraz took over this week following the sacking of Juan Antonio Anquela, who left with the club in 17th place in the standings, two points above the relegation zone.

Osasuna's win over Celta Vigo earlier on Saturday meant Granada had dropped into the bottom three by kick-off, but they climbed out again thanks to an own goal from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Karim Benzema's horrible miss six minutes from time summed up a poor evening for Madrid, who struggled to create many clear-cut chances throughout the game.

The only goal of the game came after 22 minutes when Alvaro Arbeloa turned a dangerous cross from Carlos Aranda behind for a corner.

Gabriel Torje swung in a dangerous delivery towards the near post and the ball skimmed off Ronaldo's head as he tried to clear and into the far corner.

Things were not going much better for Ronaldo at the other end of the pitch either, with nothing coming from two of his trademark free-kicks.

The first was fired wide and the second straight into the wall as Real rarely threatened to find an equaliser.

It was no surprise that manager Jose Mourinho made two changes at the interval, with Benzema coming on for Sami Khedira and Jose Maria Callejon replacing Gonzalo Higuain.

Benzema almost got on the end of a good Ronaldo cross after 55 minutes, while the former Manchester United man then sent a weak shot trundling straight at goalkeeper Antonio Tono.

But proof that it was not going to be the away side's night arrived just before the end when Benzema embarrassingly side-footed wide when it looked easier to score after Callejon's shot had been well saved by Tono.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

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1 Barcelona 28 68
2 Real Madrid 28 64
3 Valencia 28 60
4 Atletico Madrid 28 59
5 Sevilla 28 55
6 Villarreal 28 49
7 Malaga 28 44
8 Athletic Bilbao 28 39
9 Real Sociedad 28 36
10 Celta Vigo 28 35
11 Rayo Vallecano 28 35
12 Espanyol 28 34
13 Getafe 28 29
14 Eibar 28 28
15 Elche 28 27
16 Deportivo La Coruna 28 26
17 Almeria 28 25
18 Levante 28 25
19 Granada 28 23
20 Cordoba 28 18