Gareth Bale missed Real Madrid’s easy victory over Getafe at Santiago Bernabeu after leaving injured the warm-up. Isco and Cristiano Ronaldo lead Los Blancos come back, after Getafe took the lead in the first minutes.
Ronaldo was close to scoring in the third minute, but a Getafe defender blocked his shot off the line. Just a couple of minutes after, the Portuguese lost a ball and Lafita’s shot from 30 metres deflected off Pepe to end up in the back of net.
Getafe’s lucky goal gave them confidence. Their discipline and spirit of sacrifice allow them to contain Los Blancos efforts to get near the box.
However, Luis Garcia’s boys made a mistake in a free kick, leaving Ronaldo alone to control the ball and shoot. Moya denied the Portuguese’s effort but Pepe tapped in from three metres.
In a similar play, Getafe’s defence made the same mistake, but this time Ronaldo fired a volley wide off the post.
Los Merengues took the control of the game after the equaliser. Carvajal became a threat for Getafe’s defence on the right wind, while Isco and Di Maria worked perfectly together in the playmaking zone.
Real took the lead after Ronaldo shot a free kicked that hit Michel’s elbow. The referee pointed the spot and CR7 made his 207th goal in 205 game, overtaking Hugo Sanchez as 5th ever Real Madrid’s goal scorer.
Benzema could have scored before the half-time after a brilliant play by Carvajal, but his shot was too weak.
A confortable second half for Real Madrid
Carlo Ancelotti’s side played a brilliant second half, with Isco taking the control, having a great influence of the game and dancing round the blue shirts. The Andalucian scored the third in marvellous play, dribbling past two defenders and sending the ball to the back of the net.
After that, it was easy for Los Blancos to maintain the lead. Benzema could have scored the fourth, but he sent two easy headers over the bar. Ronaldo hit the post a bit later and Getafe’s hopes totally disappeared when Michel was sent off in the 85th minute.
Ronaldo sealed the victory in the 92nd minute after backheeling a cross by Khedira. Real sit now third in the table, just behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.