James Rodríguez added another sensational goal to his burgeoning collection with a brilliant volley for Real Madrid against Granada on Saturday in a 4-0 victory for the Spanish titans. Just over 30 minutes into his side’s La Liga meeting at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, the Colombian star received a delicate pass from teammate Karim Benzema just outside the box way on the right.
Despite the preposterous difficulty of the angle, Rodríguez struck an incredible volley into the far top corner, leaving Granada goalkeeper Roberto helpless and putting Real Madrid 2-0 to the good, after Ronaldo's strike in the 2nd minute.
The goal was Rodríguez’s third in La Liga since his big-money move from Monaco in the summer; a transfer that came after he starred at the 2014 World Cup, including scoring with a memorable volley in a Round-of-16 encounter with Uruguay. While many questioned the wisdom of Madrid’s decision to spend so much on the 23-year-old, especially as it led to the departure of Angel di Maria, he has so far settled in impressively at the Bernabeu.
Rodriguez would add a second goal in the 87th minute following a Benzema goal nine minutes after halftime.