• Real Madrid four points clear at the top of La Liga
  • Ronaldo scores 35th and 36th goals of the season
  • Bale registers his ninth goal of league campaign
  • Real win for 14th time in last 15 league games

Fifa Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid comfortably won at Getafe to move four points clear at the top of La Liga.

Ronaldo won the award - given to the world footballer of the year - on Monday and fired in an opener after Karim Benzema's pull-back.

Gareth Bale added a second four minutes later when he prodded the ball home from James Rodriguez's cross.

Rodriguez was again involved in Real's third as Ronaldo headed his cross in.

The Portugal international has now scored 36 times in 2014-15 for Real, who have won 14 of their last 15 league matches after losing two of their first three games at the start of the season.

They hold a four-point lead over Barcelona, although that can be reduced back to one point later on Sunday when Luis Enrique's side play an away match at Deportivo La Coruna (18:00 GMT).

Goals galore for Real

Ronaldo (28), Bale (nine) and Benzema (eight) have scored more La Liga goals this season than Barcelona's entire team (44).

Real were knocked out of the Copa del Rey in the last 16 by Spanish champions Atletico Madrid on Thursday, but dominated against Getafe.

The strugglers, without a league win since 31 October, only created one chance when Alvaro Vazquez fired against the post from Alex Felip's low cross late on.

But for Carlo Ancelotti's Real they had to be patient before they could open the scoring.

Marcelo shot just over, Toni Kroos hit the crossbar and Getafe goalkeeper Jordi Codina saved shots from Benzema, Isco and James Rodriguez.

Nevertheless, the deserved opener came on 63 minutes with a brilliant team goal as Isco and Rodriguez combined to free Benzema and the Frenchman produced an exquisite piece of skill on the byline to cut the ball back for Ronaldo to score.

Welshman Bale netted soon afterwards, with a finish from the outside of his left foot, before Ronaldo's header completed the victory.

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored 37 La Liga goals between them this season

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid for £85.3m from Tottenham in September 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo

Getafe are only three points above the bottom team in La Liga and have not won in La Liga since October

Real Madrid

Real Madrid had 24 efforts at goal, but could only score three times

Carlo Ancelotti

Real boss Carlo Ancelotti missed out on winning this year's coach of the year award, despite being nominated

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Getafe

  • 13 Codina
  • 02 Ruano Delgado
  • 05 Gomes Pereira
  • 04 Velázquez Maldonado Booked
  • 03 Lago Booked
  • 22 Rodríguez Villamuela
  • 17 Castro
  • 14 Sánchez Gil (Karim Yoda - 74' )
  • 06 Cruz Campos (Felip Selma - 83' )
  • 10 Sarabia (Hinestroza - 56' )
  • 09 Alvaro

Substitutes

  • 01 López Pérez
  • 11 Karim Yoda
  • 12 Arroyo
  • 18 Escudero
  • 20 Valera
  • 23 Hinestroza
  • 36 Felip Selma

Real Madrid

  • 01 Casillas
  • 15 Carvajal
  • 02 Varane
  • 04 Ramos
  • 12 Marcelo (Nacho - 82' )
  • 23 Isco (Khedira - 78' )
  • 08 Kroos Booked (Illarramendi - 82' )
  • 10 Rodríguez Booked
  • 11 Bale
  • 09 Benzema
  • 07 Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 06 Khedira
  • 13 Navas
  • 14 Hernández
  • 18 Nacho
  • 20 Jesé
  • 24 Illarramendi
  • 26 Medrán
Ref: Pedro Jesús Pérez Montero
Att: 11,500

Match Stats

Possession

35 65

Shots

6 24

On target

0 9

Corners

7 8

Fouls

19 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Getafe 0, Real Madrid 3.

90:00 +2:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Getafe 0, Real Madrid 3.

90:00 +1:45

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:45

Foul by Emiliano Velázquez (Getafe).

90:00 +1:18

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90:00 +0:35

Delay in match Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) because of an injury.

88:54

Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:54

Foul by Álex Felip (Getafe).

87:56

Offside, Getafe. Emiliano Velázquez tries a through ball, but Yoda is caught offside.

87:23

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

86:45

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Asier Illarramendi.

86:42

Attempt blocked. Álex Felip (Getafe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86:04

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Iker Casillas.

85:47

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Raphael Varane.

85:21

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Nacho.

85:09

Álvaro Vázquez (Getafe) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Álex Felip.

85:07

Attempt missed. Álex Felip (Getafe) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alexis.

84:12

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

83:39

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Raphael Varane.

82:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Getafe. Álex Felip replaces Sammir.

81:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Madrid. Nacho replaces Marcelo.

81:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Madrid. Asier Illarramendi replaces Toni Kroos.

78:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Getafe 0, Real Madrid 3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross.

77:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Madrid. Sami Khedira replaces Isco.

76:00

Foul by Toni Kroos (Real Madrid).

76:00

Yoda (Getafe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

74:04

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:04

Foul by Alexis (Getafe).

73:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Getafe. Yoda replaces Pedro León.

71:30

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

70:36

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:36

Foul by Fredy Hinestroza (Getafe).

70:04

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:04

Foul by Emiliano Velázquez (Getafe).

69:42

Attempt missed. Fredy Hinestroza (Getafe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Diego Castro.

69:02

Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

69:02

Foul by Diego Castro (Getafe).

66:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Getafe 0, Real Madrid 2. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross following a fast break.

65:45

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

65:45

Roberto Lago (Getafe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:36 Booking

Booking Roberto Lago (Getafe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:29

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:29

Foul by Roberto Lago (Getafe).

62:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Getafe 0, Real Madrid 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

60:12 Booking

Booking James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

60:09

Foul by James Rodríguez (Real Madrid).

60:09

Fredy Hinestroza (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:14

Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:14

Foul by Sammir (Getafe).

58:33

Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

57:38

Hand ball by Diego Castro (Getafe).

57:35

Attempt blocked. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

57:17

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Juan Rodríguez.

56:48

Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:48

Foul by Sammir (Getafe).

56:11

Attempt saved. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

55:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Getafe. Fredy Hinestroza replaces Pablo Sarabia.

53:01

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

52:37

Attempt saved. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

52:00

Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:00

Foul by Álvaro Vázquez (Getafe).

51:05

Attempt blocked. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

48:49

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Naldo.

46:14

Offside, Real Madrid. James Rodríguez tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

45:49

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:49

Foul by Sammir (Getafe).

45:00

Second Half begins Getafe 0, Real Madrid 0.

45:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Getafe 0, Real Madrid 0.

44:15

Offside, Real Madrid. James Rodríguez tries a through ball, but Karim Benzema is caught offside.

44:10

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

42:21

Attempt missed. Pablo Sarabia (Getafe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Pedro León.

40:50

Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

40:50

Juan Rodríguez (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:04

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Juan Rodríguez.

40:00

Attempt blocked. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

39:41

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Roberto Lago.

39:10

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:10

Foul by Juan Rodríguez (Getafe).

38:35

Attempt missed. Sammir (Getafe) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pablo Sarabia following a fast break.

38:21

Attempt saved. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcelo with a cross.

37:52

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Juan Rodríguez.

37:48

Attempt blocked. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Isco.

36:08

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Jordi Codina.

36:05

Attempt saved. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Marcelo.

35:48

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:48

Foul by Sammir (Getafe).

33:48 Booking

Booking Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33:44

Foul by Toni Kroos (Real Madrid).

33:44

Sammir (Getafe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:31

Attempt saved. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcelo.

31:16

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30:23 Booking

Booking Emiliano Velázquez (Getafe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

30:16

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:16

Foul by Emiliano Velázquez (Getafe).

29:38

Attempt saved. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

28:17

Attempt blocked. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

26:53

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:53

Foul by Diego Castro (Getafe).

26:05

Foul by Marcelo (Real Madrid).

26:05

Alexis (Getafe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:35

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

25:22

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:22

Foul by Sammir (Getafe).

23:06

Foul by James Rodríguez (Real Madrid).

23:06

Alexis (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:55

Attempt blocked. Isco (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18:34

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Pedro León.

15:04

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross.

14:35

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Roberto Lago.

12:24

Offside, Getafe. Sammir tries a through ball, but Álvaro Vázquez is caught offside.

10:55

Attempt missed. Marcelo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

10:00

Attempt blocked. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

8:33

Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

8:33

Pedro León (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:40

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

5:40

Pablo Sarabia (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:53

Foul by Juan Rodríguez (Getafe).

4:53

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:59

Foul by Diego Castro (Getafe).

3:59

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:07

Álvaro Vázquez (Getafe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:07

Foul by Raphael Varane (Real Madrid).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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