Ronaldo bags his 22nd goal for 2014 La Liga season

WORLD player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo bagged his 22nd league goal of the season as Real Madrid went provisionally top of Spain's La Liga competition after beating Granada 2-0.

Ronaldo opened the scoring almost on the hour before Karim Benzema sealed Madrid's ninth straight win - and seventh consecutive clean sheet in all competitions - in the 74th minute.

The result moved Real two points above Barcelona and Atletico Madrid before both played overnight

Real has not lost in the league since October, winning 10 of 11 games.