It is almost one month since Real Madrid last featured in a La Liga fixture and they have since won their second Club World Cup after beating Japanese outfit Kashima Antlers in the final of the competition last month.
Granada, meanwhile, suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Real Sociedad last time out, which left the strugglers in 19th position in the table on nine points.
Granada lost both league fixtures against Real Madrid last season, but ran the Madrid giants close in the corresponding match last term – suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat.
Real Madrid make the breakthrough in the 12th minute of this match as Benzema slides a super pass into Isco and the Spaniard settles before finding a route past the away side’s stopper!
GOAL! Real Madrid 1-0 Granada (Isco)