Result: Real Madrid 4-2 Getafe

Karim Benzema
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Real Madrid move two points clear of Barcelona in La Liga with a 4-2 home win against Getafe.

Real Madrid moved two points clear of Barcelona in La Liga with a 4-2 home win against Getafe.

Karim Benzema gave Jose Mourinho's side the lead after 15 minutes when he converted Mesut Ozil's cutback.

The scores were level at the break, however, as Miku beat the offside trap to slot past Iker Casillas.

The home side regained the initiative on the hour through Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty, after he was fouled by Cata Diaz.

Benzema added his second on 69 minutes when he swept home Ronaldo's pass.

Miku gave the away side a lifeline on 73 minutes when he scored the rebound after Dani Guiza's shot had been saved, but substitute Gonzalo Higuain killed off the visitor's spirited display when he was set up by Kaka.

Madrid next travel to Levante on Sunday, while Getafe host Rayo Vallecano.

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TeamPGDPTS
1Barcelona327078
2Real Madrid326776
3Atletico Madrid323569
4Valencia323165
5Sevilla322163
6Villarreal321452
7Malaga32-346
8Athletic Bilbao32-543
9Celta Vigo32342
10Espanyol32-142
11Rayo Vallecano32-2141
12Real Sociedad32-738
13Getafe32-1736
14Elche32-2734
15Eibar32-1631
16Levante32-3029
17Deportivo La Coruna32-2328
18Almeria32-2528
19Granada32-3625
20Cordoba32-3020