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Real Madrid 3-1 Getafe LaLiga: goals, as it happened, report

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice after Gareth Bale's opener at the Bernabéu. Portillo briefly restored hope from the spot for ten-man Getafe.

Real Madrid 3-1 Getafe LaLiga: goals, as it happened, report

Cristiano Ronaldo scored goals 300 and 301 of his LaLiga career as Real Madrid cruised past ten-man Getafe in a match that served as an ideal warm-up for Tuesday evening's Champions League skirmish with PSG. 

Gareth Bale opened the scoring for the home side with a crisp finish from inside the box. Ronaldo added a second on the brink of half time, ghosting on to the end of Karim Benzema's pass before shooting low in to the bottom corner.

Madrid's task became easier when Loic Remy received a second yellow card at the start of the second half. The former Chelsea striker's crime was a clothesline tackle on Nacho, with whom he had grappled throughout the first half. 

Yet Getafe - effectively assured of their LaLiga status after a strong first season back in the top flight - soon had a chance to reduce the arrears when Nacho felled substitute Jorge Molina in the box. Replays revealed that it was a clean tackle. Nevertheless, Francisco Portillo drilled the ball down the centre to haul Getafe back to within a goal of their hosts. Ronaldo reacted immediately. The No.7 nodded in to the net at the far post, only to see the linesman hoist his flag to indicate offside.

Ronaldo sealed the win in the 79th minute with a header from Marcelo's cross. He promptly left the pitch, his work done. A bigger task lies ahead in three days. 

Real Madrid 3-1 Getafe: as it happened


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