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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Tables
TeamPGDPTS
1Real Madrid205151
2Barcelona214650
3Atletico Madrid212347
4Sevilla201242
5Valencia202041
6Villarreal211538
7Malaga20232
8Eibar21-427
9Espanyol21-526
10Celta Vigo21-324
11Athletic Bilbao21-823
12Rayo Vallecano21-1623
13Real Sociedad21-722
14Deportivo La Coruna21-1621
15Getafe21-1320
16Almeria21-1519
17Cordoba21-1518
18Granada21-1918
19Elche21-2417
20Levante21-2416