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Real Madrid 4-1 Getafe

Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema (right) saw his season interrupted by a hamstring injury in October

Real Madrid bounced back from their Copa Del Rey expulsion by beating Getafe in La Liga as Karim Benzema scored his first goals since October.

Benzema, recalled to the side, volleyed home Pepe's cross, then slotted in a second from a Gareth Bale pass.

Bale fired in a third after being set up by Cristiano Ronaldo, who added a fourth before half-time.

Getafe captain Alexis headed a second-half consolation, but Real stay in touch with leaders Barcelona.

The result briefly lifted them above neighbours Atletico Madrid into second spot.

Atletico later moved back above Real after securing a fourth straight league win by defeating Granada 2-0 thanks to goals by Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann.

Real's victory helped lift the gloom that had descended over the Bernabeu in the wake of last month's 4-0 home defeat by Barcelona and this week's expulsion from the Copa del Rey, which was imposed after they fielded an ineligible player.

Manager Rafael Benitez, who took over from the sacked Carlo Ancelotti at the end of last season, was roundly whistled when his name was read out with the team lists before kick-off.

There were more chants during the game calling for president Florentino Perez to step down.

The game marked the first time this season Benzema, Bale and Ronaldo, collectively known as "BBC", have scored in the same La Liga game.

Benzema, having recovered from a hamstring problem sustained on international duty with France in October, was dropped from the starting line-up after the 4-0 La Liga home defeat against Barcelona on 25 November.

It has been a difficult time for the striker off the pitch in recent weeks too, as he is under investigation regarding an alleged blackmail plot. He has denied wrongdoing.

Real, who are already through to the knockout stages, entertain Malmo in the Champions League on Tuesday before travelling to face Villarreal on 13 December.

Getafe have yet to win away from home in La Liga this season after a sixth defeat in seven matches on the road.

Gareth Bale celebrates scoring for Real Madrid against Getafe
Gareth Bale (left) has scored four goals in nine La Liga games this season
Getafe's goalkeeper Vicente Guaita dives for the ball during his side's 4-1 defeat at Real Madrid
Getafe conceded four or more goals in one match in La Liga for the second time this season
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring for Real Madrid against Getafe
Cristiano Ronaldo now has 10 goals in 14 La Liga games this season

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 18Vázquez
  • 3PepeSubstituted forArbeloaat 87'minutes
  • 6Nacho
  • 23DaniloBooked at 37mins
  • 19ModricSubstituted forKovacicat 62'minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 11Bale
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forJeséat 78'minutes
  • 7Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 13Casilla
  • 14Casemiro
  • 16Kovacic
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 20Jesé
  • 21Cheryshev
  • 28Llorente

Getafe

  • 13Guaita
  • 19Suárez
  • 6Torres Ruiz
  • 2Ruano Delgado
  • 3Lago
  • 8Lacen
  • 10Sarabia
  • 18Rodríguez RomeroSubstituted forMensahat 80'minutes
  • 30Maciel Sousa CamposSubstituted forSánchez Gilat 62'minutes
  • 7Lafita
  • 9AlvaroSubstituted forScepovicat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Megyeri
  • 5Vergini
  • 11Karim Yoda
  • 12Scepovic
  • 14Sánchez Gil
  • 17Mensah
  • 21Gómez Bardonado
Referee:
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Attendance:
64,897

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamGetafe
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 4, Getafe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 4, Getafe 1.

Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

Damián Suárez (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jesé (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pablo Sarabia (Getafe).

Attempt saved. Pablo Sarabia (Getafe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pedro León.

Offside, Real Madrid. Gareth Bale tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Álvaro Arbeloa replaces Pepe.

Foul by Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid).

Pablo Sarabia (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Lucas Vázquez.

Substitution

Substitution, Getafe. Bernard Mensah replaces Víctor Rodríguez.

Foul by Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid).

Ángel Lafita (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Jesé replaces Karim Benzema.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Alexis (Getafe) because of an injury.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Roberto Lago.

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross.

Pepe (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pablo Sarabia (Getafe).

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Pepe.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 4, Getafe 1. Alexis (Getafe) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pedro León with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Danilo.

Offside, Real Madrid. Karim Benzema tries a through ball, but James Rodríguez is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Mateo Kovacic replaces Luka Modric.

Substitution

Substitution, Getafe. Pedro León replaces Wanderson.

Keylor Navas (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cala (Getafe).

Foul by Pepe (Real Madrid).

Stefan Scepovic (Getafe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wanderson (Getafe).

Foul by Danilo (Real Madrid).

Ángel Lafita (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Danilo (Real Madrid) because of an injury.

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