Hazard opens goal account with Real Madrid in Granada win

Belgian forward, Eden Hazard scored his first Real Madrid goal as the La Liga leaders defeated Granada 4-2 at the Bernabeu on Saturday.

Real survived a fightback from the visitors to stretch their lead at the top of the league table.

Hazard, who signed from Chelsea at the end of last season, scored at the stroke of half-time Karim Benzema’s second-minute opener for the hosts.

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Luka Modric added an excellent third in the second half, but Darwin Machis and Domingos Duarte responded for Granada.

James Rodriguez then scored late in stoppage time to ensure Real’s victory.

The result sees Real open up a four-point gap over second-placed Granada.

Third-placed Atletico Madrid travel to Real Valladolid, while fourth-placed Barcelona host Sevilla both on Sunday.

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