Cristiano Ronaldo scores for fun when Real Madrid play Getafe

Tyler Owen
March 4, 2018

The visitors began confidently and created their first chance just seven minutes into the match, as a Lucas Vazquez cross found Gareth Bale's head and the Welsh worldwide delivered a shot on target - though it was also straight into the hands of Espanyol keeper Diego Lopez.

Getafe were reduced to 10 men in the 47th minute when Remy caught Nacho in the side of the face with his arm, and, having been cautioned in the first half, was shown a second yellow card followed by a red.

Ronaldo produced a clinical finish to make it 300 goals in LaLiga when he put Real Madrid 2-0 up on the stroke of half-time.

He played with the "BBC" trio of Karim Benzema, Bale, and Ronaldo on Saturday, a sign of his possible lineup for the match against PSG.

Dani Carvajal almost doubled Los Blancos' lead in the 39th minute with a low strike from 20-yards out that sailed inches wide of the upright.

Under 3.5 goals is priced at 4/5 (1.80) and looks a solid selection as when Getafe went to the Camp Nou a couple of weeks ago, they held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw - with the Blaugrana not managing a shot on goal in the first half.

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Getafe got themselves a lifeline just after the hour, though, as Portillo converted a spot-kick following the controversial decision to penalise Nacho when appearing to win the ball from Jorge Molina.

Madrid's pressure became relentless thereafter and Benzema nearly got in on the act, but Martinez kept his 16-yard effort at bay after Bale teed him up perfectly.

Hit the video to watch Ronaldo create more history. For a lot of them it's the biggest game of the year and we must approach it the same.

The opening stages proved to be a quiet affair, with the game's first chance arriving after 19 minutes when Angel forced Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas into a low save.

But there was no stopping the Ballon d'Or holder soon afterwards as he met Marcelo's cross with an unstoppable header before being replaced by Marco Asensio, with the Portugal star's mission accomplished. If they can't be with us, other players will play.

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