La Liga: Real Madrid scored 2 goals to win against Getafe in their 22nd match in La Liga. This win brings them within 5 points of Atletico Madrid, having played 2 games more.
It was an efficient performance by Zidane’s men who did enough to see off a rather tame visiting side.
Zidane made 2 changes from the 2-1 victory against Huesca. Marvin and Marcelo were brought in over Kroos and Odriozola. Real Madrid only had 8 fit players on the bench including 2 goalkeepers.
Neither of the teams were able to score before halftime. It was Karim Benzema who broke the deadlock in the 60th minute. Getafe is unable to clear the free-kick which leads to another attack by Real Madrid. Vinicius had all the time in the world to cross from the right.
Vinicius’ cross was met by Karim Benzema’s head as the Frenchman nips in front of Cobaco to power a header into the net.
The 2nd goal came just 6 minutes later. It was another Frenchman who scored for Real Madrid. Ferland Mendy ran into the box after passing the ball out wide to Marcelo who finds Mendy in the box.
Mendy slips on the ground but somehow manages to find the far corner to double the lead for Real Madrid in the 66th minute.
Real Madrid wins their 14th match of the season. They now sit at the 2nd spot in the La Liga table as they have 46 points from 22 matches.
Getafe is in the 13th position. They have 24 points from 22 matches.
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