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Real Madrid stride towards LaLiga Santander title with Getafe win

Buoyed by their Champions League victory over Chelsea on Wednesday, Real Madrid returned to domestic action against Getafe, and continued their march towards the LaLiga Santander title with a 2-0 victory.

Carlo Ancelotti's side have been in a strong position in the league for much of the campaign, yet are now counting down the days until they officially win back the domestic title, which could happen as early as their next match against Sevilla.

Federico Valverde was rewarded for his excellent performance against Chelsea in midweek with another start by Ancelotti, but it was his midfield partner, Casemiro, who was the unlikely goalscorer after 38 minutes.

Vinicius Jr provided a perfect cross to his fellow Brazilian, who nodded the ball into the empty net, scoring his first goal of the 2021/22 season.

There wasn't to be the quick rush of goals that came at Stamford Bridge for Los Blancos, with Karim Benzema missing half-chances either side of the break, however Getafe were never really much of a threat.

The game was over in the 68th minute when Lucas Vazquez added to the host's tally, powering the ball into the bottom left corner of the net after some nice interplay with Rodrygo.

Gareth Bale made his return to the Bernabeu, coming on for Benzema with 15 minutes to go, and received a hostile reception from the home faithful.

Getafe almost pulled a goal back in injury-time, with Enes Unal controlling a pass on the edge of the penalty area, before firing a shot directly into the post, allowing Los Blancos a routine end to their evening.

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