Real Madrid get back into La Liga title chase following win over Getafe

Real Madrid get back into La Liga title chase following win over Getafe

- Real Madrid vs Getafe ended in a 2-0 win for Los Blancos in a La Liga week 22 match

- Karim Benzema and Ferland Mendy scored two second-half goals to give Zidane's side the win

- Madrid now move within five points off Atletico Madrid at the top of the table but the city rivals have two games at hand

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Real Madrid closed the gap to Atletico Madrid to five points following their 2-0 win over Getafe at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium.

Atletico were forced to 2-2 draw by Celta Vigo and Los Blancos knew only a win would keep their hopes alive in catching up with their city rivals.

French duo Karim Benzema and Ferland Mendy scored a goal each in the second half to give Zinedine Zidane's side the win.

Real Madrid vs Getafe
Real Madrid vs Getafe. Photo by Diego Souto
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Madrid were the side asking questions in the early exchanges as Casimero skyed a loose ball from a set-piece into the stands.

Benzema also had his header tipped over the bar by David Soria. The Getafe keeper also prevented Luka Modric from scoring as he made a stop with legs.

Getafe went into the break the happier side as they managed to keep a clean sheet against the defending champions.

Three minutes after the restart Benzema forced another fine save from Soria as the Frenchman took a first-time shot from Marcos Asensio's assist.

The breakthrough finally came through on the hour mark as a pin-point cross from Mendy was headed in by Benzema and Real took a 1-0 lead.

Provider turned goalscorer as Mendy slid into a Marcelo's low cross to double the advantage for Madrid. 2-0 it was.

Los Blancos held on for the 2-0 win and put themselves back into the title chase following back-to-back wins with Huesca and Getafe.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Eden Hazard has suffered another injury setback in his spell with Spanish giants Real Madrid and the Belgian is set to miss their Champions League clash with Atalanta, Daily Mail.

The former Chelsea star will miss the next four to six weeks of action due to a thigh injury he suffered in training.

The 30-year-old who returned to full fitness back in December will likely miss the first leg tie against Atalanta towards the end of February.


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