Spanish La Liga
GetafeGetafe0Real MadridReal Madrid3
Jese

Real Madrid moved back level on points with leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga with a comfortable 3-0 victory at Getafe.

Real, missing the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo, went ahead as Jese curled home a shot from Gareth Bale's pass.

Karim Benzema doubled the lead from close range before Luka Modric scored from 18 yards.

Carlo Ancelotti's men returned to second, with the top three separated only by goal difference.

Real went into the game in fine form, having won 13 of their last 14 games in all competitions and having progressed to the final of the Copa Del Ray - where they will face Barcelona - as the first side in nearly a century to do so without conceding a goal.

Los Blancos are battling for success on three fronts and face German side Schalke in the Champions League last 16 on 26 February.

Real will have to maintain the pressure on Atletico and Barca without Ronaldo for another two league games after his sending off against Athletic Bilbao, but they made light of his absence on Sunday.

Their title rivals had both comfortably won on Saturday to move three points clear but there was rarely any danger of Real not following suit, as they kept an 11th clean sheet from their past 13 matches.

And it took Real just five minutes to take control as Jese scored his eight goal of the season in all competitions, the 20-year-old curling home from an angle after being fed by Bale.

It was almost game over just 11 minutes later as French striker Benzema produced a low finish from close range from Angel Di Maria's cross for his 18th goal of the campaign.

The hosts always looked in control and midway through the second half Modric was allowed too much space just outside the Getafe penalty area to drill a powerful low finish from 20 yards into the net.

Line-ups

Getafe

  • 1Moyá
  • 20ValeraBooked at 68mins
  • 28Martín Vigaray
  • 22Rodríguez VillamuelaBooked at 38mins
  • 4López
  • 2Ruano DelgadoBooked at 51mins
  • 14Sánchez GilSubstituted forSarabiaat 72'minutes
  • 23Fernández FernándezSubstituted forLacenat 64'minutes
  • 11ColungaSubstituted forLafitaat 53'minutes
  • 17Castro
  • 10Gavilán

Substitutes

  • 5Lacen
  • 7Lafita
  • 8Sarabia
  • 13Codina
  • 19Cruz Campos
  • 21Madera
  • 29Fornies Aquilino

Real Madrid

  • 25López
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 12Marcelo
  • 14Alonso
  • 3Pepe
  • 4Ramos
  • 19ModricBooked at 75minsSubstituted forIllarramendiat 80'minutes
  • 22Di MaríaBooked at 77minsSubstituted forCasemiroat 83'minutes
  • 9BenzemaBooked at 51minsSubstituted forIscoat 74'minutes
  • 11BaleBooked at 26mins
  • 20Rodríguez Ruiz

Substitutes

  • 1Casillas
  • 2Varane
  • 5da Silva Coentrão
  • 16Casemiro
  • 18Nacho
  • 23Isco
  • 24Illarramendi
Referee:
Pedro Jesús Pérez Montero
Attendance:
11,000

Match Stats

Home TeamGetafeAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home8
Away10
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Getafe 0, Real Madrid 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Getafe 0, Real Madrid 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Isco (Real Madrid) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Jesé following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Juan Rodríguez.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ángel Lafita (Getafe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Diego Castro.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

  8. Post update

    Diego Castro (Getafe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Mehdi Lacen (Getafe).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Álvaro Arbeloa.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid).

  13. Post update

    Lisandro López (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Casemiro replaces Ángel Di María.

  16. Post update

    Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Diego Castro (Getafe).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lisandro López (Getafe) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Pablo Sarabia with a cross following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Álvaro Arbeloa.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).