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Real Madrid vs Granada live stream, start time, how to watch

How to watch Real Madrid vs Granada. (Author: Gardener)

GranadaKarim Benzema and Real Madrid face Granada at 3pm on Sunday. in La Liga action. Fans can watch via ESPN+, available on smart TVs and streaming devices via the ESPN app. Benzema leads Real Madrid with 17 goals and seven assists. Jorge Molina leads Granada with seven goals. Real Madrid tops the table while Granada is 16th. How to watch Real Madrid vs Granada (La Liga) Instead, fans can watch via ESPN+, available on smart TVs and streaming devices via the ESPN app. Live Steam Options: ESPN+ - While the game will not be televised, it can be streamed in both English and Spanish via ESPN+. This is a separate service from regular ESPN and requires a separate subscription starting at $5.99 per month. Fans can sign up for ESPN+ here. Leicester continue their FA Cup defense away at Nottingham Forest in the fourth round, bolstered by the return of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho from the Africa Cup of Nations. Second division side Forest ousted Arsenal last month. Liverpool signing Luis Diaz may only be on the bench for the Cardiff visit. Jurgen Klopp's side have already reached one final this season - Chelsea await the climax of the League Cup on February 27. Fifth tier side Boreham Wood faces a tough game at Bournemouth. Barcelona host Atlético Madrid in a battle for fourth place in the Spanish league and last place in the Champions League. Barcelona signings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Adama Traoré could make their debuts against Atlético. Leaders Real Madrid host Granada and third-placed Real Betis meet Villarreal. Real Sociedad visit Valencia and try to stop their decline in the table. The Basque country club have recorded just one win in their last eight league games. Runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain have a point to prove when visiting holders Lille after losing and drawing against the north side last season without scoring a goal. PSG are 10 points ahead of second-placed Marseille and 11 ahead of third-placed Nice, who play Clermont at home. Lille have improved after a poor start to the season but are only mid-table and have conceded 30 goals in 22 games - seven more than all of last season. He was ineffective and had a poor game in Monday night's French Cup quarter-final loss to Nice. Dortmund are without the injured Erling Haaland, but American striker Gio Reyna could return after missing 25 games on international duty with an injury last September. Leverkusen's attack is the best ever in the Bundesliga (49 goals in 20 games) and coach Gerardo Seoane appears to have addressed the side's defensive weaknesses. At the end of the 21st round, Wolfsburg, threatened with relegation, welcomes Greuther Fürth, bottom of the table. Wolfsburg are without a win in 11 games in all competitions, while Fürth are improving. Napoli have a chance to level on points with second-placed AC Milan if they beat weak Venezia in the Italian league. Serie A leaders Inter Milan are a point clear of city rivals Milan. Fourth-placed Atalanta receives relegation-threatened Cagliari. In other games, fifth-placed Juventus host Verona and Torino play at Udines

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Player Ratings: Real Madrid 1st

Marco Asensio's long-range effort helped Madrid take a six-point lead over Sevilla at the top of the table (Author: Gardener)

Real MadridReal Madrid now lead La Liga by six points after beating Granada 1-0. The difference came from a goal from Marco Asensio's deadly left foot. There would be no starts for Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale or Luka Jovic as Isco received the nod forward in the wrong nine position. A lackluster first half was followed by a more intense Real Madrid in the second stanza, fueled by the momentum of Fede Valverde in midfield. Aside from Valverde, there were some other standout performances including Eder Militao, Marco Asensio and good guest appearances from Hazard and Jovic. Thibaut Courtois - 6: Had relatively little to do in terms of stopping the shot but made it big with a save on Antonio Puerta's early shot. The distribution with his feet went down tonight, with a poor footplay that fell squarely on a Granada player outside the box. Dani Carvajal - 5.5: Came back for the first time since recovering from COVID. Had some good counterpressing sequences to stop Granada from counterattacking but looked exhausted by the end of the game. Went headlong into duels he had no right to win, pressing aggressively and nullifying every attack Granada was trying to piece together. David Alaba—6: Relatively quiet performance as Alaba had little to do given the lack of threats from Suarez and Collado. Camavinga – 5: Almost caught the ball in the first minute of the game, just in front of Madrid's penalty area. After a shaky start, he grew into the game by venturing into a more classic #8 role, rather than a central defensive midfield role. Was sent off at half-time for the introduction of Fede Valverde. Luka Modric – 6: Greatly improved in the left-central midfield position in the second half as he worked alongside Valverde and Kroos. Toni Kroos – 8: Coaxed a shot after a corner kick recovered that almost broke the deadlock. Rodrygo Goes—5: Had to play his usual left wing position but rarely beat Quini at 1-1. In the first half, he combined well with Camavinga, resulting in a short shot off the post. Marco Asensio – 8.5: Made a team high of 8 shots, 6 of them on target. His volume of shot eventually scored, a scream from outside the box - which has become a Marco Asensio special. Isco—7: Started in the wrong 9-roll and funnily ended up headed at the end of a series of crosses and corners. Played well but would have preferred to see him in a diamond role, in midfield or on an inverted left wing. This was Fede Valverde's 2019/2020 season as he ousted Luka Modric. Created two great chances for Jovic and almost deserved a penalty after a counterattack. Luka Jovic - 7: Immediately combined with Hazard after they were introduced into the game and created a left foot shot that looked wide of the near post. Had another opportunity late in the game, dealt again by Hazard but saved the shot with his weaker left foot. Dani Ceballos - N/A: Played the last 5 minutes of the game in place of Luka Modric.

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Mbappe denies agreeing to a move to Real Madrid

Kylian Mbappe has denied he has already made up his mind to join Real Madrid at the end of the season. (Author: Gardener)

Real MadridThe Paris Saint-Germain striker opened up about what the future might hold after his beautiful goal on Monday (AEDT) sealed a 5-1 Ligue 1 win over Lille. Mbappe's contract at PSG expires at the end of the season and while the French club are keen for him to sign an extension, it's unclear if that will be considered. Madrid's interest is no secret after they tried to sign Mbappe in August. Mbappe, 23, could go on a free transfer but the fact that PSG Madrid drew in the Champions League round of 16 seems to have halted all direct talks. The European giants will face off in Paris on February 16 and Madrid on March 10, with Mbappe adamant he wants to help PSG win this clash. Asked if he has already decided his next move or if the Madrid game could influence his club choice, Mbappe said: "No, my decision hasn't been made yet. "The fact that we play Real Madrid changes a lot of things . Even if I can do whatever I want at the moment, I will not talk to the opposition or do anything like that. "I'm focused on beating Real Madrid to make the difference. Mbappe and Lionel Messi are building a strong relationship on the pitch, with Messi aiming to find Mbappe 12 times during the win in Lille and Mbappe making eight passes." to the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner who only sought out Marco Verratti more often (10 passes). Messi scored his second Ligue 1 goal and first since November, ending a six-game dry spell in the competition that could be a cause for concern in Madrid give. He also played a more central role than has often been the case and Mbappe, who scored a team-high 11 La Liga goals that season, liked what he was seeing from the former Barcelona star. But Leo, he's a player who has to touch the ball to feel the game and the match, to be involved too," Mbappe said. He's free, he can move, pick up the ball, he's close Goal Neymar will be back soon after injury and Mbappe said: "We will also have to configure with Ney because he is also an important player. He changes our team so we will see when he comes back. We hope that he comes back." as soon as possible."

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Might come back on Saturday

LeBron James from the Lakers: Could return on Saturday (Author: Gardener)

SaturdayJames (knee) plans to do a pregame warm-up ahead of Saturday's game against the Knicks to see if he can try, reports ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin. James initially drew a dubious label for Saturday's game. The 37-year-old has missed the Lakers' last five games.

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Lakers 122, Knicks 115

Led by LeBron James with 29 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, the Lakers defeated the Knicks 122-115 in overtime. Anthony Davis (28 points, 17 rebounds, four blocks) and Malik Monk (29 points) added a combined 57 points to the Lakers win, while RJ Barrett (career-best 36 points, eight rebounds, five assists) and Julius Randle (32 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists) together 68 points for the Knicks in the loss. The Lakers improve to 26-28 this season while the Knicks drop to 24-29. (Author: Gardener)

KnicksIn this post-Knicks-Lakers press conference, Julius Randle discusses the history of the two halves. In the first half, the Knicks scored 19 points by playing fast and moving the ball. Along with just 13 points in the third quarter, the Knicks lost the double-digit lead and eventually lost 122-115 in overtime.

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The Lakers' Carmelo Anthony is likely to be out against the Knicks

The Los Angeles Lakers won't have Carmelo Anthony against the New York Knicks on Saturday. (Author: Gardener)

Carmelo AnthonyThe Los Angeles Lakers are not expected to have Carmelo Anthony available against the New York Knicks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. That was likely the case after Anthony pulled a hamstring in Thursday's game against L. Head coach Frank Vogel took a break and Anthony went straight to the dressing room. Anthony was an important part of the Lakers' rotation, particularly as a space-grabbing forward. The Lakers turned to veteran Trevor Ariza to replace Anthony after the injury, so Ariza should be on the rotation against the Knicks. Anthony will be reevaluated ahead of Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Russell Westbrook booed at home by Lakers fans against Knicks

Los Angeles Lakers fans booed Russell Westbrook after a horrific shot against the New York Knicks. (Author: Gardener)

Russell WestbrookThe Russell Westbrook experience took another spin on the rollercoaster for the Los Angeles Lakers. In Saturday's prime-time game against the New York Knicks, the Lakers got off to an incredibly slow start. Offense failed to create space against the New York defense while RJ Barrett and Julius Randle got what they wanted on offense. Knicks center Mitchell Robinson played drop coverage and challenged Westbrook to shoot. Westbrook did, and his patented bank shot rang off the left side of the backboard. Lakers fans in LA booed him when he got back on defense (h/t: Rob Perez on Twitter): This wasn't the first bank shot attempt Westbrook missed badly, but fans are clearly frustrated with his poor play and effort.

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LeBron returns with triple-doubles, Lakers beat Knicks in OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- LeBron James returned from a five-game absence through injury and had a triple-double of 29 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists and the Los Angeles Lakers (Author: Gardener)

LeBronMonk had 10 points during the run, including a pair of 3-pointers, and Davis had four, including a drive serve with 3:50 left to give the Lakers an 82-80 lead. The Lakers extended their lead to 108-99, 2:22 remaining before the Knicks went on a 13-3 run and forced overtime. Barrett fueled the run with seven points, including a 3-pointer with 8.7 seconds remaining that took the score to 111-all. New York came out firing and led 11-0 in the first 1:42. The Knicks led 42-29 by the end of the first quarter after Barrett and Randle ran 10-of-12 combined and scored 29 points. The Knicks extended their lead to 68-47 with 1:57 remaining in the first half after a running dunk by Randle before the Lakers went on a 9-3 run to come within 15 at halftime. Knicks: It was the first time this season that New York had 40 or more points in the first quarter. Randle was called out for a technical foul with 28.9 seconds in the third quarter.

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LeBron James drops triple-double after injury, leading Lakers past Knicks

LeBron James' knee appears to be doing fine. After missing five straight games with left knee pain, James returned to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night to lead them to a 122-115 overtime win over the New York Knicks. The Knicks dominated the first half after ending the evening with a... (Author: Gardener)

LeBron JamesAfter missing five straight games with left knee pain, James returned to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night to lead them to a 122-115 overtime win over the New York Knicks. James got his 103rd career triple-double in the win at Crypto.com Arena after scoring 29 points with 13 rebounds and 10 assists in 40 minutes. He also led the Lakers out of a 21-point hole in the first half for their biggest comeback win of the season. The Knicks dominated the first half after opening the night with a massive 21-6 run. Barrett lost 17 of his career-high 36 points in the first quarter, and it looked like it was going to be a long game for James and the Lakers. They surpassed the Knicks in the third period 31-13 and took their first lead of the night. Though the Lakers built an eight-point lead in the fourth, their biggest of the game, Barrett tied things up with less than 10 seconds left after a huge contested dunk and a wild 3-pointer. James had one last look to win the game but his shot went wide - sending the contest into overtime. The Lakers easily rolled into overtime after opening overtime with a 9-2 run. From there, they only held on to the seven-point win, their second in three games. Anthony Davis finished the night with 26 points and 17 rebounds in the win for Los Angeles, and Malik Monk added 29 points. Westbrook scored just five points and shot 1 of 10 from the field. Julius Randle finished with 32 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists for the Knicks alongside Barrett's 36 points. Barrett also finished with eight rebounds and five assists. James missed the Lakers' loss to the Philadelphia 76ers last week after apparently waking up this morning with knee pain. It's still not clear what exactly caused it, though James missed the Lakers' next four games dealing with it. James was averaging 29.1 points per game so far this season before taking on the Knicks on Saturday. This is the highest performance he has had since the 2009–10 season and the highest in the league. James is averaging 7.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists in 36 games this season. Before his retirement, James had played 18 straight games while scoring at least 25 points. LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots against RJ Barrett of the New York Knicks in the third quarter at Crypto.com Arena on February 5, 2022 in Los Angeles.

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"Incredible" LeBron hits a triple-double in return

LeBron James, who missed the Lakers' last five games, returned to the starting lineup Saturday against the Knicks with "a great performance," as Los Angeles coach Frank Vogel put it. He played 40 minutes and scored a triple-double in a 122-115 OT win. (Author: Gardener)

IncredibleSmith praises Anthony Davis' recent form and says if he and LeBron James can stay healthy, the Lakers will have a deep run in the playoffs. Smith praises Anthony Davis' recent form and says if he and LeBron James can stay healthy, the Lakers will have a deep run in the playoffs. LOS ANGELES — LeBron James picked things up right where he left them, continuing his offensive upswing with 29 points in the Los Angeles Lakers' 122-115 overtime win over the New York Knicks on Saturday after an absence of five games continued in which he swelled his left knee. "After the first quarter, the knee loosened up a lot more," James said after accompanying the points with 13 rebounds and 10 assists to record his 103rd career triple-double. “My mind became a lot looser. And I was just able to play basketball. I missed her, missed the game. I was glad I could play a few games and help us win a ball game.” Los Angeles went 1-4 without him and his return didn't seem to significantly affect that trend at first given the Knicks' after the first quarter 42: 29 led. But James, who said he "didn't feel so good" during his pre-game warm-up as he attempted to play a game for the first time in a week and a half, got it going, as did his team, who were of 21 points is the franchise's biggest comeback since December 2015. "It's a hell of a comeback," said Anthony Davis, who had 28 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks. "He does LeBron-esque things. He sure helped us. He is a big part of our team with his voice, his leadership and his playing skills. James extended his streak from more than 25 points to 19 games, the second "longest streak of its kind in his 19-year career. He played 39 minutes and 55 seconds on Saturday, which Lakers coach Frank Vogel admitted was more, when he wanted to play the 37-year-old in his first second leg. He's incredible," said Vogel. We didn't want to play it 39 minutes and obviously overtime affected that, but we just played a great game of basketball. His defensive competitive spirit and IQ is everything to us and the way he scores basketball in every way and the way he sets up teammates is easy, it's rare and he was special tonight. Simply a great achievement. While James was away, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Tom Brady, one of his pro athletes, retired after 22 seasons in the NFL. as a guy that has been my motivating factor for the last few years to see what he can do at his age and always be a kind of leader of a team and even at his age people are still attracted to him and his energy and how he's preparing and things like that," James said. "So a little part of me definitely left when Brady decided to retire, that's for sure." James has one season left with the Lakers, which will take him through 20 seasons in the NBA. Even at this stage in his career, his importance to the Lakers cannot be disputed. He was up 12 in the minutes he appeared on the pitch and he played all but one minute and 29 seconds "I mean the computer, of course - his ability to process and read offensively, that's something always missed," said Vogel. "They miss him on both sides, but I would say in this case." Late game situation, that's when you miss him the most."

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