Casemiro: We are not thinking of Barca

Real Madrid defender Casemiro has said they are not focused on Barcelona's results after moving a step closer to the La Liga title with a 4-0 win at Granada on Saturday.

First-half braces from James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata ensured Madrid stayed level on points with leaders Barcelona, although Real have a game in hand.

Madrid also play the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid midweek. They lead 3-0 from the first leg.

After the Granada game, the Brazilian defender said the win was a tough one.

"There are no easy games. We made such a strong start,” he said.

"We're not looking at what Barcelona do, we're looking at what we do. It's still down to us.

"It's in our own hands and we know if we win all our own games we will be champions.

"There's no better way to be than depending on yourself."

Real coach Zinedine Zidane rested Ronaldo, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Marcelo against Granada, but Casemiro rejected suggestions that it was a weakened side.

"In football, the Champions league semi-final does not allow you to relax. If we do that, Atletico Madrid will cause some harm," he said.

"We have to go out hard and try to win the second leg as well.

"There is no B-team here. We know there are players who feature less but you can sense we are never less than fully dedicated.

"We played a good game today."

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