Real Madrid produced superb away performance to see off the challenge from Getafe on Saturday with a comfortable 4-1 win. Benzema and Isco scored in first half while Gareth Bale, Rodriguez and Ronaldo added the third, fourth and fifth after the break to make it easy win for Madrid.
Real Madrid has closed the gap at top of the table to just 1 point off Barcelona with a impressive away win against Getafe on Saturday, 17th April 2016. Real Madrid started with a very attacking lineup with Isco, Bale, Rodriguez, Ronaldo and Benzema all started with Kroos the only holding midfielder. It took just half and hour for Real Madrid to get in front when James Rodriguez found Benzema with a superb pass who poked home from close range. Isco made 2-0 just before the break for Real Madrid. Bale and Rogriguez scored in second half to complete a impressive 5-1 win.
Getafe 1-5 Real Madrid Highlights
[Spanish La Liga, Saturday, 16th April 2016 ]
29′ 0 – 1 Karim Benzema scored with a close range effort when Rodriguez found him inside the box with a superb ball
40′ 0 – 2 Isco scored in 40th minute to put Real Madrid 2-0 up before the break.
50′ 0 – 3 Gareth Bale scored just after the break to pretty much kill the game off.
84′ 1 – 3 Pablo Sarabia
88′ 1 – 4 James Rodriguez
90′ 1 – 5 Cristiano Ronaldo
Zinedine Zidane will surely take this game with added motive of putting Barcelona under pressure who will be playing Valencia later on Sunday. We can expect a full strength side with Benzema, Ronaldo and Bale starting upfront while since it has been the case in the last few away games we might see Casemiro deployed in the midfield role alongside Kroos and Modric.
Rafael Verane might start alongside Sergio Ramos who will be returning from his suspension in the central defense while Marcelo and Carvajal are set to keep their full back positions after impressive performances against Wolfsburg.
Last time these two meet was back in december 2015 when Real Madrid ran out 4-1 winners at Santiago Benrabeu and can expect another similar performance from Madrid against a relegation threatened Getafe side who are 2 points behind Granada for the La Liga survival race.
Predictions: Real madrid’s away form has been a concern but they have defeated their demons when a 2-1 win against Spanish and Eurpean champions Barcelona boosted their moral by a notch. Ronaldo’s is again firing on all cylinders, bale back playing regularly and even James Rodriguez looks a massive threat going forward which set up a superb game of football this saturday. i am going with a comfortable win for Real Madrid with couple of early goals easing the nervous.