La liga: Real Madrid beat Getafe 2 -1 to climb to second spot

Posted on Oct 15 2017 - 6:45am by admin

Real Madrid has climbed to second spot on Spanish La Liga table courtesy of a late 2-1 win against Getafe on Saturday.

The Galacticos’ seven-match winning run against their city rivals, Getafe, looked to be coming to an end after referee Jorge Molina cancelled out Karim Benzema’s first-half opener.

Cristiano Ronaldo popped up to rescue his side late on with his first league goal of the season to lift his side up to second place in the La Liga table.

Getafe struggled to really get going for large parts of the first half, seeing a couple of Ronaldo shots routinely kept out by goal keeper, Vicente Guaita.

The second half panned out in a similar manner, as Zidane’s men bossed possession but struggled to do a great deal with it and were almost made to pay.

Shortly after, goal keeper, Guaita pulled off a double save to deny Ronaldo and a half-fit Marcelo, Getafe’s Marcos Llorente got a touch to help the ball into the centre-forward’s path, making it five goals in eight outings for him against the Real Madrid.

Ronaldo, with 20 previous career goals against Getafe, got on the end of Isco’s cross and rifled superbly past Guaita on this occasion to save his side with five minutes left to play.

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