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Jan 4, 2020 at 3pm UK at Coliseum Alfonso Pérez (Getafe)
Attendance: 15,426
Getafe
0-3
Real Madrid
FT(HT: 0-1)
Varane (34', 53'), Modric (96')

Result: Real Madrid make winning return to action at Getafe

Result: Real Madrid make winning return to action at Getafe
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Varane and Luka Modric scored to wrap up Madrid's win after David Soria's own goal had put them ahead.

Raphael Varane had a hand in two goals as Real Madrid won 3-0 at neighbours Getafe on their return to LaLiga action after the winter break.

The France defender provided the aerial challenge which led to David Soria's own goal and then headed in the second shortly after half-time.

Thibaut Courtois was forced to make a string of fine saves for Madrid before the visitors added a late third from Luka Modric.

The win extended Madrid's unbeaten streak to 10 league matches and turned the heat up on title rivals Barcelona, who face a derby against Espanyol later on Saturday.

Madrid, without the suspended Sergio Ramos, started on the front foot with Karim Benzema having a header saved, but they were soon relying on Courtois to keep them level.

The goalkeeper produced a stunning save to parry out Mauro Arambarri's explosive volley from the edge of the area in the 24th minute.

Ten minutes later, and following a brief delay due to a failure with the referee's equipment, Madrid were ahead.

Goalkeeper Soria, under pressure from Varane, failed to punch Ferland Mendy's cross clear as the ball ricochet off his arm and into the empty net.

Real Madrid started the year in style
Real Madrid started the year in style (Paul White/AP)

Faycal Fajr flashed a shot wide as Getafe tried to equalise, while Benzema held off a defender and worked Soria.

Soon it was over to Courtois again to keep Madrid ahead at the break.

The Belgian pushed Fajr's effort wide and then did the same to prevent Leandro Cabrera heading in the equaliser from close range.

Getafe made a lightning start to the second half as Angel Rodriguez fired over and Jaime Mata was denied by a sprawling Courtois, although both were flagged offside.

Karim Benzema was denied twice
Karim Benzema was denied twice (Paul White/AP)

But Madrid made it 2-0 after 53 minutes when the unmarked Varane headed in Toni Kroos' free-kick, with VAR confirming the Frenchman had stayed onside.

Gareth Bale had a glorious chance to put the game to bed, chipping an effort straight at Soria after he was played in.

Soria then kept out Dani Carvajal's shot from distance and Vinicius Junior hit the side-netting as Madrid comfortably saw out the game.

And they added a third in added time when Modric converted from Federico Valverde's pass, condemning Getafe to only their second home league defeat this term.

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1Getafe32104047
2Valencia42117527
3Real Madrid32104227
4Villarreal421167-17
5Real Betis420256-16
6Granada320157-26
7Real Sociedad41214225
8Celta Vigo31203215
9Atletico MadridAtletico21106154
10Barcelona11004043
11Sevilla11003123
12Levante21015503
13Osasuna310234-13
14Athletic Bilbao210123-13
15Cadiz310235-23
16Huesca403124-23
17ElcheElche210113-23
18Real Valladolid402225-32
19EibarEibar401325-31
20AlavesAlaves401326-41

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