Real Madrid were made to work in their 2-0 La Liga win over Granada at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium on Wednesday night.
The hosts dominated proceedings for the most part in the opening 45 minutes with nothing to show for it and saw Rodrygo pull up with an injury in the 38th minute as Marco Asensio came off the bench to replace him.
Madrid took the lead just before the hour mark when Casemiro headed home from close range from a nice ball into the area by Asensio to make it 1-0.
Karim Benzema added one more for Real in second-half stoppage time when he cut across the top of the penalty area and fired a left-footed shot back across the goal to reach the final scoreline.
The result brings Real Madrid level on points with leaders Atleti, but Diego Simeone’s side has two games in hand over their crosstown La Liga rivals.