Real Madrid vs. Getafe: La Liga Live Score, Highlights and Recap
Real Madrid came from behind to beat Getafe 4-1 and move within two points of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid again.
Angel Lafita, courtesy of a deflection, gave the visitors and early lead, but goals from Pepe and Ronaldo meant Los Blancos led at the break.
Isco, who came into the starting lineup after Gareth Bale got injured in the warm up, then made it 3-1, before Michel saw red for a last man challenge on Jese Rodriguez near the end.
There was still time for a fourth though; Ronaldo bagging his 208th goal for Madrid with a cheekily beautiful finish in stoppage time.
La Liga; Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Real Madrid 3-1 Getafe
Scorers: Lafita '5, Pepe '19, Ronaldo '33 + 90, Isco '59
Real Madrid: Diego Lopez; Dani Carvajal, Pepe, Nacho Fernandez, Alvaro Arbeloa; Sami Khedira, Asier Illarramendi (Luka Modric); Angel di Maria, Isco (Jese Rodriguez), Cristiano Ronaldo; Karim Benzema (Alvaro Morata)
Getafe: Miguel Moya; Alvaro Arroyo (Rafa), Lisandro Lopez, Alexis Ruani, Sergio Escudero (Roberto Lago); Míchel, Pedro Mosquera; Pedro Leon, Angel Lafita (Pablo Sarabia), Diego Castro; Miku
That's all from the Bernabeu, where Madrid picked up their fourth win of the La Liga season. Next up for them is a trip to Elche on Wednesday evening.
Thanks for joining us.
Real Madrid 4-1 Getafe
90 +3 -- Ronaldo adds a fourth
With the second ticking down, Ronaldo bags his second of the night. A really nice drag back finish from the No. 7 from close range. Good night.
90 + 2 -- Chance for Modric
Some neat passing in the Getafe box leads to a chance for Modric, but the Croatian can't get his feet right and scuffs the ball up in the air for Moya to claim.
90 -- We are into three minutes of added time at the Bernabeu
86 -- Jese straight into the action!
Just thrown on, young Rodriguez' first action is highly significant. He races through with pace, past one, then two Getafe defenders before being stopped in his tracks by Michel. Michel sees red and Cristiano Ronaldo scoops the free kick over the bar.
84 -- Madrid final change
Isco is replaced by Jese Rodriguez
82 -- Morata's big chance!
Silky play from Luka Modric and Isco, mainly the former, sets up a great chance for the recently introduced Alvaro Morata. The youngster, from the right side of the box, drills wide though - he'll be disappointed.
80 -- Madrid second change
Alvaro Morata replaces Karim Benzema
79 -- Ronaldo hits the post
The Portuguese international races through, before curling a wonderful right footed effort off the post. Second before Benzema had missed another header, this time at the far post from Carvjal's cross.
77 -- Madrid change
Luke Modric replaced home debutant Asier Illarramendi.
74 -- Has Moya got lucky?
Ronaldo races through and around Moya, tumbling to the ground in the process. The referee sees nothing though, and it is hard to tell how much contact there was between the two. Ronaldo's not happy.
73 -- That move deserved a goal
Isco picks out Arbeloa with a delightful pass, and the full backs cross is headed over by Benzema. At first watch it looked like a sitter, but the cross may have been slightly to high for the Frenchman.
71 -- Sarabia tests Lopez again
Pablo Sarabia, who has looked good since replacing Lafita, poured forward and fired a shot off from 25 yards, but Lopez was equal to it.
70 -- Getafe final change
Arroyo is replace by Rafa
62 -- Another fine save from Moya!
Agains it is Ronaldo, but again it is Moya who saves. This time from the Madrid No. 7's 20 yards half volley - great battle.
59 -- That man Isco again!
The youngster cuts inside into acres of space and fires in from 15 yards, Madrid seemingly home and dry. The Bernabeu echoes to the sounds of "Iscooooooooooooo".
GOOOOOOOOOOOOL FOR MADRID!
Morata, Morata chants from Ultras Sur... whistled out from fans in other parts of ground.— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) September 22, 2013
53 -- Madrid attack ends with Benzema
The hosts looked to have broken away for a third, but Beznema's pass finds nobody and kills the move.
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