Real Madrid beat Granada to stay in the hunt for retaining their La Liga title as they stay 2 points behind leaders Atletico Madrid at the top of the table.

The defending champions are two points behind Atleti in La Liga with just two games to go so the best they can do is win their remaining games and hope that Diego Simeone’s men drop points somehow.

Luka Modric gave Real Madrid the lead after just 17 minutes from a Miguel Gutierrez scooped pass before Rodrygo scored a stunning solo goal just before half-time to put Madrid comfortably in the lead going into the interval.

Jorge Molina pulled one back for the hosts in the 71st minute to give them some hope of a comeback but it did not take Madrid long to pull away as Eden Hazard set up Alvaro Odriozola in the 75th minute and inside a minute, Karim Benzema made it 4-1 after kicking the ball into an empty net from 40 yards after a goalkeeping error.

Atletico Madrid will win La Liga on Sunday if they beat Osasuna and Real fail to beat a tricky Athletic Bilbao. Barcelona, who are four points behind Atletico, host Celta Vigo and they need a miracle to stand any chance of winning the title now.