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Real Madrid one point away from the league leaders after win over Getafe

Real Madrid gave hopes of catching La Liga leaders Barcelona by winning an easy away game against Getafe with the score of 5-1 thanks to goals by forwards Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale and midfield pair Isco and James Rodriguez.

Benzema put Real Madrid in charge just before the half hour make and then laid on the pass for Isco to get the advantage before half-time.Bale also made a milestone 16th league goal of the season five minutes after the break. James and Ronaldo further punished Getafe in the final minutes after Pablo Sarabia had pulled one back for the hosts.

After it Benzema who put the visitors on their way, meeting James’ cross at the far post to score a career best 22nd goal of the league campaign.

Sarabia’s 22-yard strike gave Getafe a brief moment to celebrate and manged to score a beautiful goal with the kick over the head of Keylor Navas.

Colombian star James manged his way past defenders in the area to score from close range in the 87th minute.

Then substitute Jese assisted Ronaldo with the simplest chance to score a goal to which he manged and this time he scored his fifth goal in three games.

Here is the post analysis of the match.

DEFENCE:

Varane came in for Ramos and the other three defenders were the same as the ones who had won against Wolfsburg in the midweek.Getafe was unable to pose any significant threat for the Real Madrid back 4 and got a good goal in the late 80s when Sarabia’s shot from outside the box brushed off Pepe’s back n ended up in the back of the net.Someone should have tried to put pressure on Sarabia so that he won’t have taken a shot so calmly, the rest was fine.Keylor was brilliant with 2 saves.

MIDFIELD:

Isco, James and Kroos midfield was too much for Getafe to play against.Kroos sat deeper than the two midfielders in the CDM role and controlled the tempo of the game beautifully. James and Isco both scored and assisted one each, so this game was good for them too to gain some confidence back.

ATTACK:

BBC played good football,Benzema being the liveliest of front 3 scored and assisted with Bale and Ronaldo scoring one each too.Bale’s finish was good,should give him confidence to tale those shots against bigger opponents too.Ronaldo had a quiet game ,he had done all the hard work in a very important game against Wolfsburg so today won’t have mattered much, although he was still working hard to get his goal to earn Golden Shoe as well as Pichichi and Jese helped him to do that when Ronaldo passed the ball into the empty net in the stoppage time.A good game overall.

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