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Video: Cristiano Ronaldo scores own goal in 1-0 Real Madrid loss

Cristiano Ronaldo's potency in front of goal was demonstrated once again on Saturday but, infortunately for Real Madrid, the Portguese turned into his own net in the narrow defeat to Granada.

Ronaldo's headed own goal from a Granada was the only strike of the encounter, and leaves Real Madrid 15 points behind Barcelona in La Liga, with the Camp Nou side scheduled to play Valencia on Sunday.

Real Madrid hardly deserved to take a postive result from Granada, but the manner of the defeat - the sixth for Jose Mourinho's side in the league this season - will irk Ronaldo.

The 27-year-old, who has scored 21 goals for Real Madrid in La Liga this term, leapt the highest at the Real Madrid near post, but could only divert his header past Diego Lopez rather than away from danger.

Ronaldo was offered little opportunity to make amends for Real Madrid, who were guilty of missing a guilt-edged chance in the final five minutes when Karim Benzema turned the ball wide with an unguarded net at his mercy.

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