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Madrid ease to victory at Getafe to put pressure on Barca

Madrid ease to victory at Getafe to put pressure on Barca

Karim Benzema ensured Real Madrid kept the pressure on the La Liga front-runners by scoring one goal and assisting on two more in a 5-1 win at bottom-side Getafe.

Real Madrid head into the game looking to build on a series of comprehensive wins, following a 4-0 victory over Eibar and a 3-0 hammering of Wolfsburg midweek in the Champions League. Now 19, the hosts lie two-point shy of safety ahead of the weekend's games, however will surely take anything other than a loss against the mite of Real.

Pablo Sarabia pulled one back for Getafe, but they were unable to avoid a 13th Liga match without a win in Jose Esnaider's first game at the helm as James and Ronaldo both found the net in the closing stages to complete a seventh successive top-flight win for Madrid.

Manchester City have made history under Manuel PellegrinI by reaching the quarter final and now, the semi final of the UEFA champions league for the first time and might create yet another history if they beat Real Madrid in the Semi Final and book their place in the final.

He said: "We were very serious in our approach, and I've always said that we won't lower our [guard] in the league". - The last time Getafe conceded at least three goals at the Coliseum was also against Real Madrid, in January 2015. "The boys have a very good attitude to try to see if we are able to see where the problem is".

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City have failed to score in their last two games, with goals being a struggle for United for a big chunk of the season. They don't look like teams that are going to go on and win the title.


"I thank God that we won, [to have done so] was the most important thing", he said.

The Frenchman, who learned this week that he would not be going to the European Championships with France due to his alleged involvement in a blackmail scandal, played a one-two with Isco to allow the Spanish midfielder to get the second. We will compete until the end.

We often make much of local derbies like the North-West derby or North London derby in England, the Derby della Madonnina in Italy, and even the Madrid derby between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

"We all know what a player he is and what he can contribute". "There are still games to play", Zidane was quoted as saying by BBC on Saturday.


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