Real Madrid escape with three points. There will be plenty for Zidane to consider afterwards. This wasn't a strong performance from the Spanish and European champions. They were lucky to came away with the win, but Benzema and Ronaldo dug them out.
- 2nd Half
- Cristiano Ronaldo85'
- Ndiaye DiedhiouLacen67'
- Jorge Molina56'
- 1st Half
Getafe CF - Real Madrid
Liga - 14 October 2017
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- End of 2nd Half
FULL TIME: Getafe 1-2 Real Madrid
This game isn't over yet. That could very easily have been an equaliser for Getafe. Casilla looked unsure of himself as made that punch. He could have been punished for it.
Three minutes of stoppage time to be played at the end of the match.
LACEN WITH THE SHOT! Casilla's punch from a cross is a poor one, with the ball falling to a Getafe player 20 yards out. But his strike flashes high and wide of the Real goal.
This result will put pressure on both Atletico Madrid and Barcelona this evening ahead of their game at the Wanda Metropolitano. Real Madrid will close the gap on one of the two, or both.
Real Madrid look set to get away with one here. They have been dreadfully poor in the second half this afternoon, but with the likes of Benzema and Ronaldo you always stand a chance.
- Yellow cardMedhí LacenGetafe CF
A booking as Getafe fall behind. Things looking bleak for the home side all of a sudden.
- GoalCristiano RonaldoReal Madrid
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Getafe 1 Real Madrid 2 (84 mins - Cristiano Ronaldo). Ronaldo has scored! Real Madrid have taken the lead! He's barely done a thing all game, but he's on hand to find the far corner of the net with a shot when it really matters.
- OffKarim BenzemaReal Madrid
- OnBorja MayoralReal Madrid
This is Real Madrid's third and final change. Mayoral has been thrown on.
ARRAMBARRI DRAGS WIDE! The Real Madrid backline goes completely AWOL, allowing Arrambarri to druft through the middle, but from just inside the box he drags wide.
The hope for Real Madrid was that Atletico Madrid and Barcelona would take points off each other this evening, but that could be irrelevant if Real Madrid fail to take three points here.
The away side finally have control of possession, dictating things. Although that might be down to the fact that Getafe are sitting deeper and are inviting pressure on top of themselves.
THEO GOAL IS CHALKED OFF! Real Madrid, just for a moment, thought, they had taken the lead again, but the flag is up to deny Theo. The away side are cranking up the pressure.
THE KING OF SITTERS! I can't quite believe that Ronaldo has missed that. The ball fell to him about three yards out. The goal was gaping, and he somehow managed to put it wide.
- OffMarceloReal Madrid
- OnTheo HernandezReal Madrid
And there's the second change for Real Madrid. Theo is on for Marcelo. That's a weird one.
- OffLucas VázquezReal Madrid
- OnIscoReal Madrid
Indeed, here comes Isco and he's on for Vazquez.
Looks like Real Madrid are about to make a change here. In fact, they might make a couple of changes. They need something to change the flow of this match. Isco is coming on.
It's Getafe who are doing the pressing in the final 20 minutes of this match. Real Madrid don't look sure of themselves. They don't have anyone to take a grip of things in the middle.
This must be concerning for Zidane. His side are really struggling at the moment. It's not just this game either. Real Madrid are toiling. Their form over the past few weeks hasn't been good enough.
- OffAmath Ndiaye DiedhiouGetafe CF
- OnMedhí LacenGetafe CF
There's a change for Getafe. They look good value for the scoreline at the moment.
Once again, apologies for the delay in updates from this match. Technical problems. Back up and running now, though.
RONALDO FREEWICK WIDE! The Portuguese forward lines up a freekick on the edge of the box, but despite getting it over the wall he flashes his effort wide of the near post. No real danger.
Indeed, the replays show that the final touch for the Getafe goal actually came off Llorente. That will go down as an own goal, but the home side won't really care. They're level.
Just as Real Madrid looked to have finally taken a grip of the contest, Getafe have equalised. Molina might have been offside as the ball was played into the box as well.
- GoalJorge MolinaGetafe CF
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Getafe 1 (55 - Jorge Molina) Real Madrid 1. Against the run of play, the home side have scored the equaliser. Molino gets on the end of a low cross to turn the ball into the Real Madrid net. It mght have been an own goal!
Vazquez has done a lot of the hard work for Real Madrid this afternoon, putting a lot of effort into his performance, but the young winger isn't carrying much of a goal threat in the final third.
GUAITA MAKES THE SAVE! Excellent save from the Getafe goalkeeper to keep his side in the game, with Guaita making a double save, first from Ronaldo and then from Marcelo.
Real Madrid look to have emerged for the second half with renewed energy and tempo. Zidane has clearly told his team to try and kill this game as quickly as they can. They're pressing.
SHOT FROM MARCELO! Excellent play from the Brazilian left back to set himself up for the shot, but he shoots over the bar on the volley. He probably should have done better.
- Yellow cardToni KroosReal Madrid
Booking for Kroos. He left a leg in the tackle.
Real Madrid certainly weren't at their best in the first half, but they did just enough to take the lead through Benzema. That goal remains the difference between the two teams.
- 2nd Half
The second half is under way! Real Madrid have a 1-0 lead over Getafe.
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- End of 1st Half
HALF TIME: Getafe 0-1 Real Madrid. Benzema's goal is the difference between the two sides at the break. It hasn't been a great Real performance, but they have done just enough.
That was a worry for Real Madrid. Llorente looked to have picked up an injury and trotted off the pitch to receive some treatment, but the midfielder is back and involved in the game.
Real Madrid have been far from their best in this opening first half, but it looks like they will head into the interval with a lead. Three points are a must for the champions this afternoon.
- GoalKarim BenzemaReal Madrid
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Getafe 0 Real Madrid 1 (39 mins - Karim Benzema). He's back from injury and Benzema has made the breakthrough for Real Madrid! Getafe give away the ball far too cheaply and Benzema makes no mistake in sliding home into the far corner.
BENZEMA STRIKES! The Real Madrid number nine takes aim from about 25 yards out, but the ball flashes just over the crossbar of Guaita. That might have taken a slight deflection.
This is much better from Real Madrid. Getafe had a decent spell in the match not so long ago, but the visitors are now the ones pressing through Asensio, who is pulling the strings.
Ronaldo believes that he should have been awarded a freekick on the edge of the Getafe penalty area, but the referee shakes his head. The Real Madrid number seven isn't happy.
- Yellow cardMauro ArambarriGetafe CF
That was a cynical foul on Asensio as he surged forward on the counter attack.
You'll be pleased to hear that you haven't really missed much. Real Madrid are starting to have more of an influence on the match, but they are still struggling to control the midfield.
Apologies for the delay in bringing you updates from this game. Some technical issus on our end. Yes, we turned it off and on again. That seems to have fixed the problem.
This is also a big opportunity for Vazquez to make an impression. He has been a fringe player at Real Madrid for the past two seasons, but has been handed a start by Zidane today.
This has been a subdued start to the match by Real Madrid. They are missing someone in the mould of Isco or Modric to unpick the lock in the final third of the pitch. They need creativity.
Play is stopped for the moment as there is a pitch invader on the playing surface. Looked like he just wanted a hug and a selfie with Ronaldo. Don't we all. Don't we all.
It's easy to see that Benzema is lacking match sharpness here. The French striker's touch has been a little off in the opening 20 minutes of this match. Not quite there yet.
Real Madrid win their fourth corner of the opening 20 minutes. That's a result of their play down the wings. They are having a lot of joy in the wide areas of the pitch early on.
Ramos floats a header over the bar from a corner kick. Real Madrid have had three set pieces already. That might be their best chance of finding the opener against Getafe right now.
We're still waiting for Real Madrid to truly settle into this game. They haven't found their passing flow yet, especially in the middle of the pitch. Llorente must make an impression.
- OffÁlvaroGetafe CF
- OnPortilloGetafe CF
Indeed, there's the change from Getafe and Jimenez comes off injured.
INJURY FOR THE HOSTS! Jimenez has gone down again, this time unprompted. He clashed with Ramos in the opening 10 minutes and doesn't seem to have recovered.
What a chance that was for Ronaldo. He struck it pretty much as well as he could have, on the bounce after some great play from Benzema, but the save from Guaita was astonishing.
RONALDO SHOT ON GOAL! The Real Madrid number seven links up with Benzema on the edge of the box before shooting at goal, but Guaita makes the save to deny him the opener.
Of course, Real Madrid have some ground to make up at the top of La Liga after a disappointing start to the league season. The need three points here, even this early in the campaign.
Getafe have started with plenty of attacking intent and Real Madrid are having to do a lot of running towards their own goal as the home side look to stride forward on the counter attack.
The home fans believe their side should have been awarded a freekick for a challenge on Jimenez, but the replays show that the Real Madrid centre back won the ball very cleanly.
Of course, one player who won't be featuring for Real Madrid this afternoon is Bale. The Welshman is out with another injury and there is a lot of speculation swirling around his future at the club.
This is the first time since the Champions League final in Cardiff that Benzema and Ronaldo have started in the same game for Real Madrid. They have had injuries and suspensions to contend with.
This is something of a patched up Real Madrid side for this game against Getafe on the outskirts of the Spanish capital. Zidane has some injuries to contend with, but is also rotating.
- 1st Half
The match is under way! It's Getafe against Real Madrid.
TEAM NEWS: Getafe - Guaita, Antunes, Cala, Dakonam, Suarez, Arambarri, Bergara, Ndiaye, Fajr, Jimenez, Molina. /// Real Madrid - Casilla, Achraf, Nacho, Ramos, Marcelo, Llorente, Kroos, Lucas, Asensio, Ronaldo, Benzema.
I'm Graham Ruthven and you can catch me on Twitter ahead of the match to let me know your thoughts. Will this be a straightfoward test for Real Madrid or is an upset on the cards? Tweet me!
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