Jan 27, 2013 at 11am UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid
4-0
Getafe
Ramos (53'), Ronaldo (62', 65', 72' pen.)
Albiol (10'), Özil (27')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Sarabia (14'), Torres Gómez (19'), Gavilán Martínez (31'), Moya (53'), Lopo (56'), Alexis (88')

Result: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick downs Getafe

Three goals in 10 minutes from Cristiano Ronaldo helps seal a 4-0 win for Real Madrid over Getafe.

A second-half hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to a 4-0 over Getafe in La Liga this afternoon.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring in the match against Getafe on January 27, 2013© PA Photos

Coach Jose Mourinho made a host of changes to his starting lineup for the clash, but the team did not gel well in the opening 45 minutes, dominating possession but failing to threaten in front of the visitors' goal.

Getafe created few chances in the opening period, the best falling to Diego Castro, who was unable to get the better of Antonio Adan in the Real goal.

The Spanish champions looked sharper after the break, upping the tempo from the first half and continuing to maintain the majority of the possession.

The breakthrough came in the 54th minute when Sergio Ramos bundled the ball over the line from close range, just after a Mesut Ozil strike was saved.

Sergio Ramos slides on the floor as he celebrates scoring the opening goal against Getafe on January 27, 2013© PA Photos

The goal lifted the hosts and they doubled their advantage eight minutes later, as Ozil crosses the ball to Ronaldo, who fired it in for what would be the first of three goals in 10 minutes for the Portuguese forward.

Ronaldo added his second three minutes later with a close-range header and completed his hat-trick with a penalty after Luka Modric was brought down inside the box.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with team mates after scoring in the match against Getafe on January 27, 2013© PA Photos

Getafe had a strong spell towards the end of the game, but they were unable to test Adan and Real soon reclaimed possession.

The win moves Real Madrid to within four points of second-placed Atletico Madrid, while Getafe remain 11th in the La Liga table.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal against Celta Vigo on January 9, 2013
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2Real Madrid382864110347690
3Atletico MadridAtletico38284663184588
4Villarreal381810104435964
5Athletic Bilbao381881258451362
6Celta Vigo38179125159-860
7Sevilla381410145150152
8Malaga381212143835348
9Real Sociedad38139164548-348
10Real Betis381112153452-1845
11Las PalmasLas Palmas38128184553-844
12Valencia381111164648-244
13Espanyol38127194074-3443
14EibarEibar381110174961-1243
15Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo38818124561-1642
16Granada38109194669-2339
17Sporting GijonSporting Gijon38109194062-2239
RRayo Vallecano38911185273-2138
RGetafe3899203767-3036
RLevante3888223770-3332