Madrid: Diego López; Dani Carvajal,
Pepe, Nacho, Arbeloa; Illarramendi (Modric 76'), Khedira; Di María, Isco
(Jesé 83'), Cristiano Ronaldo; Benzema (Morata 79'). 4-2-3-1.
Getafe: Moyà; Arroyo (Rafa 69'), Lisandro López, Alexis, Escudero (Roberto Lago 46'); Michel, Mosquera; Pedro León, Lafita (Sarabia 44'), Diego Castro; Miku. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 05. Lafita. Picked up Miku pass and struck shot which deflected in off Pepe.
1-1. 19. Pepe. From close to goal after Moyà saved shot from Cristiano Ronaldo.
2-1. 33. Ronaldo (penalty). After Michel blocked free kick with arm inside the area.
3-1. 59. Isco. Collected short Ronaldo free kick and ran on to shoot wide of Moyà.
4-1. 93. Ronaldo. Back-heel flick wide of keeper after Khedira crossed from right.
Yellow cards: Alexis 30', Michel 32', Carvajal 41', Pedro León 76' / red cards: Michel 85'.
Real Madrid stay two points behind leaders Barcelona and Atlético Madrid after a 4-1 victory over Getafe on Sunday evening. The much awaited home debut of Gareth Bale had to be postponed though after he aggravated an injury in the pre-match warm up, and there was more disappointment for the home fans when Lafita opened the scoring for the visitors with a shot which took a slight deflection off Pepe to wrong foot Diego López. Pepe made up for it though with the equalizer a quarter of an hour later, turning the ball in from close up after Moy'a could only push out a shot by Cristiano Ronaldo, and Ronaldo himself put the locals ahead from the penalty spot a few minutes later after Michel blocked his previous free kick with his arm. Benzema and Ronaldo went close either side of half time, and with an hour gone Isco made it three after picking a quickly taken Ronaldo free kick before cutting across the area to fire a shot inside the far post. Benzema missed a couple of chances after that and was finally replaced by Morata, and Moyà was lucky to stay on the field when he brought down Ronaldo outside of the area as he advanced on goal. With five minutes to go Getafe were left with ten men when Michel was sent off for a foul on Jesé, and with the game in injury time Ronaldo rounded things off with a clever back-heel for his second of the evening, his 208th goal in 205 appearances for the club making him their fifth top scorer of all time. Bale was not missed in the end!