Real Madrid regained a 12-point lead at the top of La Liga and prepared for their key Champions League game against Chelsea with a routine win over Getafe.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side saw their lead reduced to nine points when they won Sevilla on Friday, but they were never shy about restoring it at home.
Casemiro led them in front with a sublime outside cross from the foot of Vinicius Junior before half-time.
And Lucas Vazquez’s side came home after Rodrygo’s pass after the break.
It was a dominant night at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Real registering 26 shots to Getafe’s eight. Enes Unal hit the post-foot for the visitors in injury time, but in truth Real had long been playing within themselves, perhaps with an eye on their Champions League commitments.
Vinicius deserved his own praise and earned the standing ovation he received when he was taken off late. His creative moment to bend a ball into the path of Casemiro’s dive finally opened the game and highlighted his undeniable talent.
Federico Valverde went close in every half, Eder Militao will wonder how he missed the target with a free header and, as the pace slackened, Gareth Bale was brought in late as Real claimed a sixth win in seven league matches.
They face Chelsea in the Spanish capital on Tuesday and defend a 3-1 aggregate lead in a bid to reach the Champions League semi-finals.
- 4AlabaReplaced byNachoto 86′minutes
- 15ValverdeBooked at 45 mins
- 14CasemiroBooked at 44 minsReplaced byCeballosto 75′minutes
- 9BenzemaReplaced byBallto 74′minutes
- 20Vinicius JuniorReplaced byAsensioto 83′minutes
- 45Pineiro del Alamo
- 2dakonamBooked at 79 mins
- 15CuencaReplaced bycabacoto 82′minutes
- 17OlivieraBooked at 76 mins
- 20MaksimovicReplaced byYokusluto 86′minutes
- 6VillarReplaced byMorris Luisto 74′minutes
- 11AlenaReplaced byRodriguezto 45′minutes
- 25MayorReplaced byRamirezto 45′minutes
- 5Morris Luis
- 8Machin Perez
- Cesar Soto Grado
Match ends, Real Madrid 2, Getafe 0.
Second Half ends, Real Madrid 2, Getafe 0.
Failed attempt. Okay Yokuslu (Getafe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Óscar Rodríguez.
Enes Ünal (Getafe) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.
Attempt saved. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked in the left top corner.
Failed attempt. Erick Cabaco (Getafe) right footed shot from the center of the penalty area is high and wide to the right following a corner kick.
Corner, Getafe. Corner conceded by Federico Valverde.
Corner, Getafe. Corner conceded by Lucas Vazquez.
Attempt blocked. Sandro Ramírez (Getafe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Damián Suarez.
Foul by Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid).
Mathías Olivera (Getafe) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Replacement, Real Madrid. Nacho replaces David Alaba.
Replacement, Getafe. Okay Yokuslu replaces Nemanja Maksimovic.
Failed attempt. Gareth Bale’s (Real Madrid) header from the center of the box is too high. Assisted by Marco Asensio on a cross from a corner.
Attempt blocked. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Pass assisted by Federico Valverde.
Corner, Real Madrid. Corner conceded by Erick Cabaco.
Replacement, Real Madrid. Marco Asensio replaces Vinícius Júnior.
Replacement, Getafe. Erick Cabaco replaces Jorge Cuenca.
Attempt blocked. Rodrygo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Alaba.
Djené Dakonam (Getafe) is shown the yellow card for dangerous fouls.