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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


Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

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


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


Formation 4-1-4-1

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


  • 1Megyeri
  • 5Vergini
  • 11Karim Yoda
  • 12Scepovic
  • 14Sánchez Gil
  • 17Mensah
  • 21Gómez Bardonado
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamGetafe
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Madrid 4, Getafe 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Madrid 4, Getafe 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Pablo Sarabia (Getafe).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Álvaro Arbeloa replaces Pepe.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Lucas Vázquez.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Getafe. Bernard Mensah replaces Víctor Rodríguez.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Jesé replaces Karim Benzema.

  18. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Roberto Lago.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 5th December 2015

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