Real four too good for Getafe

Real Madrid set aside their off-field distractions to sweep aside Getafe 4-0 in a one-sided Primera Liga clash on Sunday.

Last Updated: 27/01/13 at 15:26 Post Comment

Cristiano Ronaldo: Celebrates one of his goals against Getafe

Cristiano Ronaldo: Celebrates one of his goals against Getafe

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Cristiano Ronaldo took centre stage for Jose Mourinho's side as he fired in a second-half hat-trick to take his tally in the league this season to 21 from as many games.

Sergio Ramos opened the scoring for the hosts after 54 minutes to set Madrid on their way to a victory that closes the gap on leaders Barcelona to 12 points ahead of their match against Osasuna later on Sunday.

The display will go some way to improving the mood in the Madrid camp, after a week spent denying allegations of a rift between Mourinho and a group of key players at the Bernabeu.

The hosts failed to make a breakthrough in the opening 45 minutes, however, although Ronaldo twice forced Miguel Moya to make decent saves, while Mesut Ozil also drew a good stop from the Getafe goalkeeper.

The opening goal arrived nine minutes into the second half, although there was more than a little bit of good fortune in the build-up. After Angel Di Maria hung up a corner from the right, Moya appeared to be impeded by Ricardo Carvalho as they challenged for the ball, but referee Jose Luis Gonzalez allowed play to continue, leaving Ramos free to bundle the ball home from inside the six-yard box.

Gonzalo Higuain headed over as Madrid hunted a second, which Ronaldo supplied in the 62nd minute. A swift counter-attack led to Ozil releasing Ronaldo on the left side of the Getafe box, and the Portuguese showed all his class as he cut inside and tucked a low finish beyond Moya.

Three minutes later it was 3-0 as Di Maria sent a cross to the back post and Ronaldo had a simple task to head home.

The points were rubber-stamped with 18 minutes remaining after Luka Modric was bundled over in the area to allow Ronaldo to step up and complete his treble with a low finish from 12 yards.

Ronaldo's opener took him past the landmark of 300 club goals.

The Portuguese, who was substituted with around 15 minutes left after a knock to his right ankle, scored five for Sporting, 118 for Manchester United and now has 179 for Real thanks to his 20th career treble.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Monday, 22 September 2014
19:45
Getafe 0-3 Valencia  
Sunday, 21 September 2014
20:00
Levante 0-5 Barcelona  
18:00
Cordoba 1-3 Sevilla  
16:00
Villarreal 4-2 R Vallecano  
11:00
Sociedad 1-2 Almeria  
Saturday, 20 September 2014
21:00
Espanyol 2-2 Malaga  
19:00
A Madrid 2-2 Celta Vigo  
17:00
Ath Bilbao 0-1 Granada  
15:00
Deportivo 2-8 R Madrid  
Friday, 19 September 2014
20:00
Elche 0-2 Eibar  

Spanish Primera BBVA

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Barcelona 4 11 12
2 Valencia 4 8 10
3 Sevilla 4 5 10
4 A Madrid 4 2 8
5 Granada 4 2 8
6 Villarreal 4 3 7
7 R Madrid 4 5 6
8 Celta Vigo 4 2 6
9 Eibar 4 1 6
10 Almeria 4 0 5
11 Malaga 4 -2 5
12 Sociedad 4 0 4
13 Elche 4 -4 4
14 Deportivo 4 -6 4
15 Ath Bilbao 4 -1 3
16 Getafe 4 -6 3
17 R Vallecano 4 -3 2
18 Espanyol 4 -3 2
19 Cordoba 4 -4 2
20 Levante 4 -10 1

Updated Mon, 22 Sep 2014

Footer 365

No concerns over Steven Gerrard, says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers remains confident that Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard will continue to deliver at the highest level.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hails strength of Abou Diaby ahead of return

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed the strength of character in Abou Diaby following his latest injury comeback.

Premier League: Brendan Rodgers says Mario Balotelli is a 'good guy'

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he is enjoying working with Mario Balotelli.

Mail Box

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

Clattenburg And Assistants Should Be Suspended

It's a Mailbox containing Manchester United fans taking defeat to Leicester pretty well, plus some long thoughts on Gerrard and Liverpool, plus Southampton congratulations...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property