Spanish La Liga
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Getafe 0-3 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 36 goals this season for Real Madrid
  • Real Madrid maintain one-point lead at the top of La Liga
  • Ronaldo scores 35th and 36th goals of the season
  • Bale registers his ninth goal of league campaign
  • Real win for 14th time in last 15 league games

Fifa Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid comfortably won at Getafe to maintain their one-point La Liga advantage.

Ronaldo won the award - given to the world footballer of the year - on Monday and fired in an opener after Karim Benzema's pull-back.

Gareth Bale added a second four minutes later when he prodded the ball home from James Rodriguez's cross.

Rodriguez was again involved in Real's third as Ronaldo headed his cross in.

The Portugal international has now scored 36 times in 2014-15 for Real, who have won 14 of their last 15 league matches after losing two of their first three games at the start of the season.

At the final whistle, Real moved four points ahead of Barcelona, although that was then reduced back to one point when Luis Enrique's side beat Deportivo La Coruna 4-0.

Real were knocked out of the Copa del Rey in the last 16 by Spanish champions Atletico Madrid on Thursday, but dominated against Getafe.

The strugglers, without a league win since 31 October, only created one chance when Alvaro Vazquez fired against the post from Alex Felip's low cross late on.

The goals keep coming for Cristiano
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 28 goals in La Liga this term, double the total scored by the entire Getafe team.

But for Carlo Ancelotti's Real they had to be patient before they could open the scoring.

Marcelo shot just over, Toni Kroos hit the crossbar and Getafe goalkeeper Jordi Codina saved shots from Benzema, Isco and James Rodriguez.

Nevertheless, the deserved opener came on 63 minutes with a brilliant team goal as Isco and Rodriguez combined to free Benzema and the Frenchman produced an exquisite piece of skill on the byline to cut the ball back for Ronaldo to score.

Welshman Bale netted soon afterwards, with a finish from the outside of his left foot, before Ronaldo's header completed the victory.

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored 37 La Liga goals between them this season
Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid for £85.3m from Tottenham in September 2013
Cristiano Ronaldo
Getafe are only three points above bottom-placed Granada and have not won in La Liga since October
Real Madrid
Real Madrid had 24 efforts at goal, but could only score three times
Carlo Ancelotti
Real boss Carlo Ancelotti missed out on this year's coach of the year award, despite being nominated

Line-ups

Getafe

  • 13Codina
  • 2Ruano Delgado
  • 5Gomes Pereira
  • 4Velázquez MaldonadoBooked at 31mins
  • 3LagoBooked at 64mins
  • 22Rodríguez Villamuela
  • 17Castro
  • 14Sánchez GilSubstituted forKarim Yodaat 73'minutes
  • 6Cruz CamposSubstituted forFelip Selmaat 83'minutes
  • 10SarabiaSubstituted forHinestrozaat 56'minutes
  • 9Vázquez García

Substitutes

  • 1López Pérez
  • 11Karim Yoda
  • 12Arroyo
  • 18Escudero
  • 20Valera
  • 23Hinestroza
  • 36Felip Selma

Real Madrid

  • 1Casillas
  • 15Carvajal
  • 2Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 12MarceloSubstituted forNachoat 82'minutes
  • 23IscoSubstituted forKhediraat 78'minutes
  • 8KroosBooked at 34minsSubstituted forIllarramendiat 82'minutes
  • 10RodríguezBooked at 61mins
  • 11Bale
  • 9Benzema
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 6Khedira
  • 13Navas
  • 14Hernández
  • 18Nacho
  • 20Rodríguez Ruiz
  • 24Illarramendi
  • 26Medrán
Referee:
Pedro Jesús Pérez Montero
Attendance:
11,500

Match Stats

Home TeamGetafeAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home6
Away24
Shots on Target
Home0
Away9
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home19
Away10

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

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Emiliano Velázquez (Getafe).

  5. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Álex Felip (Getafe).

  9. Post update

    Offside, Getafe. Emiliano Velázquez tries a through ball, but Yoda is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Asier Illarramendi.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Álex Felip (Getafe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Iker Casillas.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Raphael Varane.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Nacho.

  16. Post update

    Álvaro Vázquez (Getafe) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Álex Felip.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Álex Felip (Getafe) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alexis.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Raphael Varane.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Getafe. Álex Felip replaces Sammir.

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