La Liga Highlights: Ramos penalty sends Real Madrid four points clear

Catch all the LIVE score, updates and commentary of the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Getafe at the Alfredo di Stefano on Thursday.

Real Madrid will look to go four points clear of Barcelona with a win against Getafe.   -  ap

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the  La Liga match between Real Madrid and Getafe at Alfredo di Stefano.

 

FULL-TIME: REAL MADRID 1-0 GETAFE

90+2' Getafe attacks through the right wing as Duro claims a foul by Mendy but only gets a throw-in. Real players look relaxed with just few more minutes to go four points clear at the top.

90' Ramos plays a superb long ball to find Asensio upfront but the forward is flagged off side.

88' Mendy and Nyom get into a heated argument over a free kick at the left-hand side. The referee rushes to keep the tempers under check.

86' Molina tries to cut in from the left as he gets past Casemiro but Militao closes him out and clears away the danger.

83' Arambarri is shown a yellow card for his foul on Mendy. Timor and Arambarri make way for Angel Rodriguez and Faycal Fajir.

79' REAL SCORES! As calm as you like it. Sergio Ramos steps up to the spot kick and slots it into the right corner. The Madrid captain has not put a foot wrong in this match. It is a cruel blow to Getafe which has been fantastic all throughout the game.

78' PENALTY! The cautious build up frees up Carvajal who is brought down by Olivera as the referee points to the spot.

77' The second-half drinks break is taken as Real builds from the back.

74' Real attack through the channel on the right as Rodrygo pulls one back for Benzema in the centre. The Frenchman is unable to control the ball and Djene hacks it away to safety. Nervous moments for the league leader.

72' Jamie Mata is booked for a cynical foul on Casemiro. Djene reads Carvajal's run on the right hand side to clear it away for a corner. Kroos' delivery is cleared by Mata.

70' Valverde reaches the byline and cuts it back for Asensio who makes a run at the near post but misses it completely. Cucurella goes off to make way for Hugo Duro.

68' The substitution is clearly working for Real Madrid. Rodrygo and Asensio combine on the left as Benzema receives a superb pass in the center but drags his shot wide.

65' Benzema dances down on left but is taken off the ball by a strong challenge from Damian Suarez.

63' Zidane makes a triple substitution to inject more pace in to the Real attack. Asensio, Valverde and Rodrygo come on for Vinicius Jr, Modric and Isco.

62' Modric loses possession to Arambarri who tries to find Cucurella on the left but gets his cross all wrong.

60' The visitor breaks away as Mata receives the ball on the edge of the box and goes for the far corner. The shot keeps on rising and flies over the crossbar.

58' CLOSE! Real wins a corner which is not cleared away properly by Getafe. Modric latches on to the second ball and sends a venomous strike which brushes past the near post.

55' Getafe has done brilliantly to keep break down Real's momentum. Isco has been off color while the pressure from the visitor's midfield has kept Benzema quiet all night.

53' Damian is shown a yellow card for a push on Modric. Casemiro's headed clearance falls into the attacking half for Vinicius to chase. Soria rushes off his line to clear the danger.

50' The Blues have pinned Real back in its own half. Ramos is forced to clear the ball twice as Getafe wins a free kick on the right after Carvajal fouls Nyom.

48' Ramos executes a cheeky backheel block to snatch the ball away from Arambarri. Modric and Cucurella fight for the ball near the Real box as the referee awards a free kick to the host.

46' Second half gets underway! And much like the first half, Getafe starts the second period with a yellow card, this time for Nyom for clipping Kroos. Militao rams into Cucurella to win a long ball and evens out the referee's book.

HALF-TIME: REAL MADRID 0-0 GETAFE

45+4' Modric is booked for a reckless challenge on Mata as Getafe wins a free kick on the left side. Timor's delivery is wayward as Ramos hacks it away to safety.

45+3' The host comes back at Getafe as Carvajal crosses into the centre for Modric who muscled off the ball Damian Suarez.

45+1' Real is ramping up the pressure here as Casemiro whips in a cross from a corner taken short. Etxieta manages to head it away to safety.

44' Casemiro outjumps Djene to win a long ball and lays it in the path of Vinicius Jr to pull the trigger. The striker's drags his shot wide off the far corner.

42' Carvajal runs into the back of Olivera inside the Getafe box but the referee waves play on. Vinicius Jr goes on a solo run into the box but loses his footing.

40' Benzema darts into the box on the right as he put under pressure by Olivera. The Frenchman cuts in back to Carvajal who sends a cross to the other end which Mendy loses.

38' Real Madrid players claim a foul inside the box on Militao by Damian. The referee consults VAR and awards a free kick which is cleared away comfortably by the Getafe defence.

36' Real breaks away quickly from a Getafe free kick as Ramos runs into the attacking third. The Madrid captain crosses to Isco at the far post who forces Soria into a tough save.

33' As the players break for drinks, Zidane takes off Varane to send in Eder Militao. The earlier head-on clash with Etxieta seemed to have rattled the French centre-back.

29' Real wins its first corner of the match Kroos whips in a dangerous ball into the box. Cucurella fails to clear the ball as Kroos crosses again to find Ramos who gets a head to it but is blocked by Damian.

28' Mata and Cucurella play one-two to get Carvajal. The Spainiard does well to catch up and steal the ball away.

26' Sergio Ramos tries to block Jamie Mata's path by bringing him down in the centre and immediately goes into the referee's book.

23' SAVE! A brilliant counterattack from Madrid on the left wing springs Getafe's defence into action. Modric and Mendy exchange passes as the left back sends a low cross to Vinicius in the centre who deflects it towards the goal but is stopped by a stunning save by David Soria.

21' Another corner for Getafe as Benzema tracks back to stop Olivera from cutting in on the left flank. It was a flat and dangerous ball from Timor but Etxieta gets a head to it but is unable to direct his attempt at the goal.

19' The visitors pile more pressure with a short corner kick which Courtois fails to clear. Olivera pounces on the loose ball as Carvajal and Varane combine to haul him off the ball.

17' Carvajal fouls Cucurella just outside the box as Arambarri smashes his free kick into the Real wall. Getafe plays it wide as Cucurella whips in a delightful ball for Maksimovic in the centre. Courtois anticipates it well to get hold of the ball.

14' This is fearless football from Getafe. The forwards are harrying the Real defence with a high press upfront. Cucurella puts Carvajal under huge pressure as Varane comes off his line to clear the ball away.

11' The visitors have been superb through the middle third with the Timor and Cucurella acting as the conductors. Mata gets a shot on the goal after taking down a corner kick on the edge of the box.

9' SAVE! The first shot on the goal comes from the visitors. A free kick on the right allow Arambarri to find Olivera inside the box who directs a header towards the bottom corner. Courtois stretches to his right to keep that out.

7' Casemiro holds off the ball from Cucurella and plays it to Kroos. The German tries to squeeze the ball through a left-wing overload to Vinicius but is cut out by the Blues' defence.

5' Good work by Getafe. Timor plays a superb pass on the right for Djene who wins a corner. The delivery from Timor is good as Olivera gets a head to it but it is straight at Courtois who makes a comfortable save.

3' Benzema has been in tremendous touch this season and the Frenchman oozes confidence as he sends an outfoot curler at the far top corner forcing Soria into a diving save.

1' We are off at Alfredo di Stefano! Getafe kicks off the proceedings and right away, midfielder David Timor gets a yellow card for a petulant foul Isco. That could be a competitor for the fastest yellow card this season.

  • Its another day of squad rotation from Zinedine Zidane as he fields a changed XI for fourth game in a row. The French coach has swapped the pace of Ferland Mendy for Marcelo's creativity at left back. Luka Modric is back in the starting XI after serving his suspension. Isco moves into his favored role of creative midfielder upfront.

Line-ups:

Real Madrid (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Isco, Vinicius Jr., Benzema.

Getafe (4-4-2) : Soria; Damian, Djene, Etxeita, Olivera ;Timor, Nyom, Cucurella, Maksimovic; Mata, Arambarri

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  • What's at stake: Barcelona's 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday has boosted Real Madrid's title hopes as it has a chance to go four points clear at the top by beating Getafe today. A draw would see Los Blancos stay one point clear of Barca while Getafe will keep its sixth place in the table. Los Azulones can move to fifth if they manage to beat Real at home.

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  • The live streaming of Real Madrid vs Getafe will begin at 1.30 am (IST) Monday on La-Liga's official Facebook page.