Real reserves thrash Granada, Barca's MSN hit 100 mark

Real Madrid defender Casemiro has said they are not focused on Barcelona's results after moving a step closer to the La Liga title with a 4-0 win at Granada on Saturday.

Zidane made nine changes from the team which beat Atletico Madrid 3-0 in the Champions league midweek, but double strikes from James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata saw his team wrap up a ninth successive away victory before half-time.

Real trail Barca in the standings due to their inferior head-to-head record but have a game in hand on the Catalans meaning they will win a first league title since 2012 if they collect 10 points from their remaining four games.

The Colombia playmaker's future at Madrid has been a topic of debate throughout the season, with Zidane rarely seeing him as a first-choice starter, but his attitude won praise.

Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has insisted that his team can overturn their three-goal deficit, in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie against rivals Real Madrid on Wednesday. We scored nearly all the chances in the first half and that's very important when you want to control the game.

However, he may not be headed back to Atletico but rather across Madrid to Real or even Barcelona next season with both willing to meet his 24 million euro buyout clause. "We still have to play a flawless game in the second leg on Wednesday and then we have three finals in La Liga". Dribbling past two players, Morata thumped one past the Mexican from inside the box. We started the game well and that is what pleases us coaches.

"The days after [the defeat] weren't easy for players because they didn't have the same joy and natural enthusiasm that they have when they win, and you could see that in the first few minutes".

Suarez powered the ball under the Villarreal goalkeeper in the 69th minute to score his third goal in two games and the 100th for the feted front three this campaign, while Messi grabbed the fourth with a deft chip from the penalty spot eight minutes from time.

"Real Madrid are at another level to us, they've got some fantastic players but we gave it to them too easily in the first-half", said Adams.

Cuneyt Çakir will referee the match between Atlético and Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League (Wednesday, 8:45pm CEST).

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