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
1Atletico Madrid335082
2Real Madrid336279
3Barcelona336578
4Athletic Bilbao332362
5Sevilla331456
6Villarreal331452
7Real Sociedad33651
8Valencia33044
9Espanyol33-541
10Levante33-1140
11Malaga33-838
12Celta Vigo33-1337
13Granada33-1637
14Rayo Vallecano33-3137
15Elche33-1735
16Osasuna33-2534
17Real Valladolid33-1832
18Getafe33-2231
19Almeria33-3030
20Real Betis33-3822