This was a muted Cristiano Ronaldo. No extravagant fist pumping, sliding on the pitch, he did not even look at the monitor to check out his goals as his wont. He scored his 150th and 151st goal for the club before being taken off after picking up an injury. Gonzalo Higuain scored the third and final goal.
Real Madrid got their first win of the season with Luka Modric in his first full debut impressing with his playmaking capabilites. The Croatian was involved in both of Ronaldo’s goals before being subbed by Mesut Oezil, who will see his arrival as competition for playing minutes. Granada played a man down when Borja Garcia was sent off for his second violation, a seemingly innocuous hip check which Ronaldo milked for all its worth.