How Cristiano Ronaldo’s ability to create space out of nothing secured Real Madrid win over Granada [Tactical video]

We are big fans of the tactical analysis provided by Spanish pundit Axel Torres and the video above is a pearler.

Cristiano Ronaldo received the plaudits yet again on Saturday as Real Madrid beat Granada 2-0 in La Liga to go briefly top of the table.

The Portuguese superstar presented his Ballon d’Or to the Bernabeu before kick off and then came close to scoring a wonder goal with a bicycle kick.

But, it is the subtleties of Ronaldo’s football that are rarely commented upon and this is done to perfection by Torres, who works for Spanish newspaper AS.

Even the cameras could not show how Ronaldo manipulated minuscule space to work an opening for Real Madrid’s first goal against Granada.

But, his spin and pass for the second goal was just glorious!

A secondary tactical video, on Xabi Alonso, is below.