A drab first period brought few clear chances for either side, although Madrid looked the most likely to open the scoring.
Madrid did eventually open their tally early in the second period when Sergio Ramos bundled home from close range.
The home side were simply too good from that moment as Cristiano Ronaldo scored three times in quick succession to wrap up a comfortable win.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.
REAL MADRID: Adan; Ramos, Carvalho, Albiol, Coentrao; Modric, Essien, Ozil; Di Maria, Ronaldo, Higuain
GETAFE: Moya; Valera, Lopo, Alexis, Torres; Borja, Gavilan, Castro, Torres; Sarabia, Adrian