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05.12.2015
» Real Madrid 4-1 Getafe. The BBC responds to the crisis with goals

Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo in a best friends hug

Real Madrid ran over Getafe at the Santiago Bernabéu, in a 4-0 victory where Benzema, Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo all scored in the first half. The Merengues slowed down things after the break, but the 3 points had already been secured after another hectic week for Madrid...

It was an easy and ultimately necessary victory for Real Madrid today, as they dispatched city rivals Getafe 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabéu, to go up to 2nd place in La Liga (temporarily though, since Atletico only play later this Saturday). The BBC was back today with Karim Benzema scoring a brace, but also Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo contributing with a goal each and helped Madrid romping to a 4-0 lead just after 39 minutes in the first half. Getafe would pull one back during the second half, but the fate of the had already been sealed and Real Madrid managed to ease the atmosphere just a tiny bit for the next few days over the Spanish capital...

Cristiano Ronaldo game photos in Real Madrid vs Getafe
Real Madrid 4-1 Getafe
- Goals and highlights:

All Cristiano Ronaldo actions vs Getafe:

After the debacle of the Copa Del Rey, Madrid needed a good performance in front of their home fans. From the beginning the team looked sharp, putting Getafe on the back foot early. It would only take four minutes to grab the first. A brilliant cross from Pepe was perfectly met by Karim Benzema right outside the six-yard box. The Frenchman, who has been dealing with a series of legal issues in recent weeks, seemed happy to be back on the score sheet, putting those worries behind him.

Benzema would get his second in the 16th, after some patient buildup play from Madrid. After a series of passes in and around the box, James Rodriguez fired in a cross towards Gareth Bale, the ball fell to Ronaldo who couldn't quite get there, but thankfully Benzema swooped in, controlled and fired into the bottom left corner. Sharp play overall from Karim Benzema.

James would again be involved in the third, a long searching cross found the head of Ronaldo, who perfectly headed the ball back to Bale in the box. The Welshman dribbled past his marker and fired a left footed shot into the goal. Perfect team play and Real Madrid were cruising, just like it had been predicted by our friends from Bettors.club, who had tipped the Merengues to win this game against Getafe on an -1.5 Asian handicap. It turned out to be more than a safe bet apparently!

SofaScore player rating - Cristiano Ronaldo in Real Madrid 4-1 Getafe, in December of 2015

Ronaldo would save the best for last. An intricate through ball from Toni Kroos bamboozled the defense and Ronaldo was able to pick the ball up in full stride and fire into the same corner as the previous 2 goals. 4-0 at halftime and Madrid were looking spectacular.

The second half was more subdued, as Madrid took their foot off the gas. Getafe even scored, courtesy of an Alexis header midway through the half, but Shakthar this was not, as Real Madrid tightened up and saw the game through.

A few observations:

- Lucas Vasquez is a fantastic squad player. He deputized well today at right back. His workrate and effort is never to be questioned. Perhaps he would be a better fit on the right, whenever Dani Carvajal is out. 

- Kroos was solid today. Against weaker opponents, the Kroos-Modric midfield can dominate, but it still shouldn't be used against top teams.

- Good to see the BBC all back and firing again. Now that everyone is fit, Madrid just need to work on playing together as a team and growing with each other.

Author: Terrance Ross

Cristiano Ronaldo goal celebration in Real Madrid 4-1 Getafe

Real Madrid line-up vs Getafe:

Goalkeeper: Navas
Defenders: Vázquez, Pepe, Nacho, Danilo
Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, James Rodríguez
Attackers: Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema.

Match stats provided by www.ronaldo7.net
Real Madrid
vs
Getafe
4
Goals
1
16
Shots
7
8
Shots on goal
3
3
Corner kicks
4
9
Fouls commited
12
1
Yellow cards
0
0
Red cards
0
61%
Ball possession
39%

Cristiano Ronaldo next game will be for Real Madrid on the 8th of December of 2015, against Malmo. You can watch Real Madrid vs Malmo, Valencia vs Barça, Newcastle United vs Liverpool, Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County, and VfB Stuttgart vs Werder Bremen, all matches provided from our soccer live game pages.

Real Madrid next game:
Real Madrid vs Malmo
kick-off time (08-12-2015):

Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+7: 02:45
Jakarta
(Indonesia)
| UTC/GMT+6: 01:45
India (New Delhi) |
UTC/GMT+4.30: 00:15
Spain
(Madrid) | UTC/GMT+1: 20:45
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+0: 19:45
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-4: 15:45
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-5: 14:45
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-8: 11:45

Sources: ronaldo7.net / realmadrid.com / theguardian.com / goal.com / bbc.com

Real Madrid lineup vs Getafe, in La Liga 2015-16

Cristiano Ronaldo prepares to strike the ball in full stride play

Keylor Navas stretches to make a save in Real Madrid goal

Cristiano Ronaldo turns his back to the fans to celebrate Real Madrid goal

Bale and Ronaldo clap hands on each other

Cristiano Ronaldo steps onto the Bernabéu in a league game during the day

Karim Benzema celebrates scoring a goal for Real Madrid in 2015-16

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