Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 1/7/12
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Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of the Primera Division to six points with a comfortable 5-1 win over Granada. Real looked in for a testing evening when Mikel Rico (22) cancelled out Karim Benzema's 19th-minute opener to reward the visitors for an encouraging performance. But Sergio Ramos headed Jose Mourinho's side back in front on 34 minutes and the game was over as a contest when Gonzalo Higuain and Benzema scored within five minutes of the start of the second period. Cristiano Ronaldo then added further gloss to the scoreline with the fifth goal two minutes from time. The home side had already threatened through headers from Ronaldo and Ramos before Benzema opened the scoring at the end of a sublime move. Ronaldo cheekily lifted the ball into Mesut Ozil, who flicked it behind him for Benzema to sweep the ball home from six yards. However, Granada were far from overawed and equalised just three minutes later when Ikechukwu Uche's cross from the right was headed h...
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