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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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Pos Team P Pts
1 Real Madrid 25 61
2 Barcelona 25 59
3 Atletico Madrid 25 54
4 Valencia 25 53
5 Sevilla 25 46
6 Villarreal 25 45
7 Malaga 25 41
8 Celta Vigo 25 32
9 Espanyol 25 32
10 Athletic Bilbao 25 30
11 Rayo Vallecano 25 29
12 Real Sociedad 25 27
13 Eibar 25 27
14 Getafe 25 26
15 Deportivo La Coruna 25 25
16 Almeria 25 24
17 Elche 25 24
18 Levante 25 22
19 Granada 25 19
20 Cordoba 25 18