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Real Madrid 2-0 Getafe – Player Ratings as Blancos claim easy win ahead of Chelsea clash

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Real Madrid maintain their 12-point lead at the top of the league table after a home victory.

Real Madrid defeated Getafe 2-0 in their La Liga game on Sunday. The Blancos displayed the same form that we have been seeing from them in recent weeks, clinching an easy win ahead of their upcoming Champions League battle with Chelsea.

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The Blancos avoided the temptation of pushing for a quick breakthrough at Santiago Bernabeu. They controlled the game but focused on executing their well-prepared passes behind Getafe’s backline.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side finally broke the deadlock through Casemiro in the 38th minute. A brilliant cross from Vinicius Junior found the Brazilian midfielder, who nodded it into the back of the net from close range.

Getafe tried to mount a comeback through their sporadic counter-attacking attempts in the second half. However, the Blancos midfielders did a brilliant job of limiting their opponents’ attacking options.

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Real Madrid doubled their lead through an unexpected goalscorer, Lucas Vazquez, in the 68th minute. Following an inch-perfect assist from Rodrygo, the 30-year-old scored his side’s second goal with a precise low shot from inside the box.

The Blancos had a few chances to increase their lead. However, Ancelotti’s decision to substitute some of his key players slowed the game down.

The 2-0 win maintains Real Madrid’s secure lead at the top of the La Liga table. On the other hand, Getafe slipped to 14th place on the table, where they are only four points above the relegation zone.

What’s next for Real Madrid?

The Blancos will now prepare for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Chelsea.

The two sides will meet on Tuesday at Santago Bernabeu, with the hosts being 3-1 ahead on aggregate. Let’s see if Karim Benzema and co can complete their revenge win over the Blues as they try to secure a place in the competition’s semi-finals.

Player Ratings 

Real Madrid: Courtois (6), Vazquez (8), Militao (7), Alaba (6), Marcelo (7), Casemiro (7), Camavinga (8), Valverde (7), Rodrygo (7), Vinicius (8), Benzema (6).

Bench: Bale (6), Ceballos (7), Asensio (6), Nacho (5).

Getafe: Soria (7), Mitrovic (6), Dakonam (5), Cuenca (5), Maksimovic (6), Villar (7), Aleña (6), Suarez (7), Olivera (6), Unal (7), Mayoral (5).

Bench: Cabaco (6), Yokuslu (6), Ramirez (5), Rodriguez (5), Florentino (7).