Real Madrid return to winning ways in La Liga

  • Real Madrid return to winning ways in La Liga

Real Madrid return to winning ways in La Liga

Defender Jesus Vallejo is available after muscle problem for Real Madrid but midfielders Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are both still sidelined.

Madrid were always in control at the Bernabeu and took the lead on 24 minutes when Gareth Bale slammed home after a loose ball fell to him inside the penalty area, on the night when the Wales worldwide made his British record 117th La Liga appearance.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 300th LaLiga goal as Real Madrid returned to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over 10-man Getafe at the Bernabeu.

Madrid trail La Liga leaders Barcelona by 15 points heading into the weekend fixtures, but Zidane was optimistic that the season was not yet over for them.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane made five changes to the team that started against Espanyol on Tuesday night.

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real Madrid team-mates have been finalising their preparations for Saturday's La Liga clash with Getafe in a light-hearted training session at their Valdebebas base. We have to win games to hope we'll win something at the end of the season.

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Who else? While Gareth Bale impressed as he laid down a marker for a place in the side against Paris St Germain in next week's crunch Champions League tie, it was Ronaldo who stole the show with his double to take his tally to 301 LaLiga goals. Karim Benzema powered forward and played the Portugal forward into the right side of the penalty area, who turned and ... well, you know the rest.

Real Madrid make the breakthrough in the 24th minute with Bale placing the ball into the bottom corner after it fell kindly for him inside the box.

Remy tested the handling of Navas in the early stages of the second period, but the 31-year-old was sent off moments later as he picked up a second yellow card for grabbing the neck of Nacho.

Ronaldo however got his second of the game and Real's third when he rose highest inside the box to head a Marcelo's cross into the back of the net.