Real Madrid bounced back from the midweek defeat against Espanyol by edging out Getafe 3-1 in their Spanish LaLiga clash at the Bernabaeu on Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a brace in the encounter, while Gareth Bale scored the other goal.
Ronaldo’s first goal was also his 300th goal in la liga and making him only the second player after Lionel Messi to score 300 in Spain’s top flight and managing the feat in 48 fewer games than his rival player.
His second goal came 10 minutes from time, a towering header which is his 50th la liga header goal, more than any other player since 2003/04.
Ronaldo’s Real Madrid still sit third in la liga behind city rivals Atletico Madrid and table toppers Barcelona. Real’s next match is in UCL where they will meet PSG in round of 16.
Key Opta stats after yesterday’s match:
- Real Madrid have won their last nine games in La Liga against Getafe; their best ever run against them.
- Ronaldo has scored 12 LaLiga goals in 2018, more than any other player.
- Only against Sevilla (27) has Ronaldo scored more goals than he has against Getafe in all competitions (23).Karim
- Benzema has assisted 23 of Cristiano Ronaldo’s LaLiga goals, more than any other Real Madrid player