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  • 27 January 2013
  • • 16:30
  • • Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
  • Referee: José Luis González González
  • • Attendance: 71108

Live Commentary

  • Thank you all for tuning in to's LIVE coverage of Real Madrid's 4-0 win over Getafe in the Madrid derby. I've been Simon Harrison, and I hope to see you all again next time!
  • Real Madrid will now head into El Clasico full of confidence, due to four goals, a Ronaldo in lethal form and a clean sheet. Getafe stretch their winless run to nine.
  • Despite a disappointing first half performance for Mourinho's men, they certainly stepped up a gear after the break, Getafe struggled to cope as the game went up. Although the visitors remained resilient at first, the individual ability of Los Blancos shone through.
  • Full time! The referee puts an end to a second half rout for Real Madrid, with a hattrick for Ronaldo and a solitary goal for Sergio Ramos!
  • 90' + 2'
    Oooh, close to a consolation for the away side! The ball is flashing across the Real Madrid box, evading Ramos, but nobody is present to turn it home!
  • 90' + 1'
    Lopo and Juan Valera combine to clear the ball from a dangerous area, after Khedira's clever flick almost found its way to Benzema! Great defending.
  • 90'
    Getafe breaks down the flank, but the eventual cross is collected easily by Adan. Casillas' deputy hasn't particularly been tested during this match.
  • 88'
    Yellow Card Alexis
  • 88'
    Alexis fouls Callejon on the edge of the box, but Ronaldo is on the subs bench so someone else will have to take over his duties. Di Maria takes it! He finds the bottom corner, but Moya pushes the ball away to his left.
  • 87'
    Good save from Moya! He spreads himself well to deny the onrushing Callejon! This could have been eight without the Getafe keeper making such important saves!
  • 86'
    Play has broken down and the tempo of the game has really dropped. I think that both teams just want to hear the final whistle!
  • 83'
    Miguel Torres prevents a great chance for the hosts, as Di Maria looked to place his cross to the back post, there were three white shirts queuing up, but the Getafe defender managed to intercept!
  • 82'
    Coentrao wins a corner after a marauding run down the left flank, Modric delivers, but Moya punches it clear.
  • 79'
    Essien drives forward, then looks to slip Benzema through on goal, but gives the ball away. This definitely hasn't been a classic Real Madrid win!
  • 77'
    Oooh! Higuain tests Mora with a low drive, but the Getafe keeper holds it well. The Argentine striker really got behind that!
  • 76'
    SubstitutionAdrián Colunga Álvaro
  • 75'
    Real Madrid are happy to sit back and allow Getafe to have the ball, but they've already proved how potent they are on the break! There could be another goal in this yet.
  • 73'
    SubstitutionCristiano Ronaldo Karim Benzema
  • 73'
    Ronaldo is substituted and receives a standing ovation. Mourinho has his eyes on El Clasico now, it seems!
  • 72'
    Penalty Goal Cristiano Ronaldo
    GOAL! Ronaldo bags his hat-trick! Lopo somehow escapes a second yellow card, but Los Blancos won't care! Emphatic finish from Ronaldo.
  • 70'
    PENALTY! Modric is brought down by Lopo, and the Getafe defender could be picking up a second yellow card for his trouble!
  • 69'
    SubstitutionMesut Özil José Callejón
  • 69'
    SubstitutionXavi Torres Míchel
  • 68'
    Moya stands firm to deny Higuain, to hopefully signal the start of some resistance against the hosts. Real Madrid have gone up a gear, but Getafe have been wilting in the past ten minutes.
  • 67'
    OFF THE LINE! Getafe break and outnumber Real, but the centre half is alert to the danger, and jumps high to prevent an effort from creeping into the top corner!
  • 66'
    SubstitutionPablo Sarabia Hugo Fraile
  • 65'
    Assist Ángel Di María
  • 65'
    Goal Cristiano Ronaldo
    GOOOAL! RONALDO AGAIN! Another counter attack, same result! Di Maria hangs up a great cross to the back post, and the number 7 steams in and heads it past the despairing Moya!
  • 64'
    That really was a great counter attack for the goal, and I presume the nail in the coffin for Getafe. They're readying a substitute, they need to change something up to try and get back in this game!
  • 62'
    Assist Mesut Özil
  • 62'
    Goal Cristiano Ronaldo
    GOAL! RONALDO! It's two! Ozil breaks powerfully, slipping the ball outside to Ronaldo, who finishes emphatically from just inside the box, placing the ball across Moya and just inside the far post!
  • 60'
    Getafe are struggling to get a foothold in this game now, although you can't rule out a goal on the break, you get the feeling that Real Madrid are intent on getting a second goal!
  • 59'
    Ooh! Close for Higuain! Ozil plays a nicely weighted cross across the back post, the Argentine meets it in the air but turns it over the bar and onto the roof of the net!
  • 57'
    A trademark Ronaldo free-kick cannons off the wall, resulting in a Los Blancos corner, but nothing comes of it. The hosts are piling on the pressure now!
  • 56'
    Yellow Card Alberto Lopo
  • 55'
    Looking back on that goal, I can't really see what the Getafe players were complaining about. It seemed that Moya just dropped the ball, allowing Ramos to stab home!
  • 54'
    Yellow Card Miguel Moyà
  • 53'
    Goal Sergio Ramos
    GOAL! Ramos manages to turn the ball home from a corner, after Moya seemed to flap at the delivery! The Getafe players are incensed, unsure what for though!
  • 53'
    Wow! Brilliant double save from Moya, that was phenomenal!
  • 51'
    Getafe win a corner, after Coentrao blocks a cross. Nothing comes of it though.. the visitors have struggled to win the aerial battle today.
  • 49'
    Ooooh! So close for Real! Borja manages to get a foot in to prevent Ronaldo from poking the ball beyond Mora and into the net! That was close - good build up play before the chance too.
  • 47'
    Alexis looks as though he's picked up a bit of a knock, but I doubt he'll be going off! He's been Getafe's most impressive defender so far!
  • 46'
    SubstitutionRaúl Albiol Sami Khedira
  • 46'
    Reshuffle for Real, as Khedira comes on - meaning that Essien moves to right-back as Albiol has been substituted. We're off, by the way!
  • Mourinho has come out early for the second half, and is sat on the bench on his own. Penny for his thoughts.
  • Despite several good chances for both sides, the scores remain level at the break. Real Madrid have created more, and wouldn't be undeserving of the lead, but Getafe have worked hard defensively to frustrate Mourinho's men.
  • 45' + 1'
    Only one minute of added time, in what looks to be a stalemate of a first half. Getafe have operated well defensively, limiting Real Madrid to mostly long range efforts! And there goes the whistle.
  • 44'
    Alexis clears a dangerous Real Madrid cross with his head, this first half has been busy for the defender - he's probably been among the best Getafe players on the pitch.
  • 43'
    Oooh! Modric grazes the bar with a powerful half volley, but I think Moya would have had it covered if it was heading for the roof of the net!
  • 42'
    Coentrao and Carvalho perform their defensive duties well to set Real Madrid away on a counter attack, but the away side get all of their men behind the ball and the momentum slows.
  • 40'
    Ronaldo plucks the ball out of the air wonderfully at the edge of the box, and looks to try and pick out the overlapping Di Maria with his second touch but fails!
  • 39'
    No chances for about five minutes now, the game really has gone quiet! It's turning into more of a midfield battle, depending on both sides winning the ball back and then giving it away again in the central third of the pitch!
  • 37'
    Real Madrid have settled back down into a passing rhythm, but aren't really giving Higuain good enough service for his to have a noticeable impact on the game.
  • 35'
    Coentrao delivers a good ball into the box, but Alexis manages to clear after two attempts, eventually kicking the ball away from a sitting position!
  • 33'
    Ronaldo lines up his first long-range effort of the morning, but blazes it wildly over the bar from 30 yards out.
  • 32'
    Very interesting, end-to-end match thus far. I honestly couldn't predict who is going to score first, both sides have had their chances!
  • 31'
    Yellow Card Gavilán
  • 30'
    Ooooooooh! Ozil should score there! After preventing a Getafe attack, the hosts break, finding Ronaldo out wide. He bursts into the box, cuts the ball back to Ozil on the penalty spot, but the German fails to put the ball beyond Moya! He should have converted that!
  • 29'
    Juan Valera makes a great interception to prevent Ronaldo from getting in behind him! Aside from his two chances, Ronaldo has been kept relatively quiet so far.. he hasn't had much possession at all.
  • 27'
    Yellow Card Mesut Özil
  • 27'
    Close for the visitors! Castro rises highest in the box, after a good delivery by Gavilan, but fails to stretch Adan!
  • 25'
    This is definitely still an even game. Getafe look as though they could grab a goal on the counter, while Real Madrid have created the better of the chances thus far.
  • 23'
    So close again! This time Di Maria almost wriggles through on goal! Great interplay around the area from Los Blancos, and had it not been for some last ditch defending from Getafe, the Argentine would have been in! Adan is forced into a save at his near post for the hosts moments later.
  • 22'
    Ooh! CHANCE! Moya denies Ronaldo yet again! The Portugal international leaves his marker sprawled on the floor after a deft pivot, but fails to curl the ball beyond Moya's outstretched gloves!
  • 20'
    Coentrao makes an important interception to prevent Colunga from getting hold of the ball at the back post. Definitely not an assured start from the hosts, you get the feeling that there could be a goal in this game for Getafe.
  • 19'
    Yellow Card Miguel Torres
  • 18'
    Higuain pressures Alexis back towards his own goal line, forcing the Getafe man to poke the ball behind for a corner. The linesman gives a goal kick however - he must have been unsighted because that seemed obvious.
  • 17'
    Higuain receives the ball on the edge of the Getafe box, and seemingly attempts to turn it around the corner to Ronaldo. He gets it all wrong though, and the pass trickles through to Moya.
  • 15'
    Ooh! Ronaldo almost manages to win the ball ahead of his man at the front post, but a blue shirt manages to nick the ball first! Great play from Modric and Higuain to set up the crossing opportunity, however!
  • 14'
    Yellow Card Pablo Sarabia
  • 14'
    Gavilan robs Sergio Ramos of the ball, releases Castro, but his teammate fails to make any headway into a wall of white shirts.
  • 13'
    Ooooh! That was incredibly close! Di Maria has a shot at goal, a defender gets a block in, and diverts the ball just past his own post and the wrongfooted Moya!
  • 11'
    Yellow Card Raúl Albiol
  • 11'
    Ronaldo plays a lofted cross-field ball, looking for Di Maria, but Moya is quick off his line to head the ball to safety. Moments earlier, Castro embarrassingly found himself kicking at fresh air, when presented with the opportunity to hit the ball on the volley.
  • 10'
    Oooh! A trademark Ronaldo free-kick is kept out well by Moya, the keeper managed to get down to his right quickly to push the ball away from danger! Great save!
  • 9'
    Great feet from Higuain wins his side a free kick in a dangerous area. Lovely change of feet from the Argentine, he beat his man all ends up there!
  • 7'
    A slick Getafe counter attack is broken up fantastically by Ricardo Carvalho, it's just a shame that he ploughed through his man to get the ball! Fortunate to not receive a yellow, perhaps.
  • 5'
    Quite a scrappy start, after initial good, composed passing from Los Blancos. Getafe have began to press extremely high, as the visitors look to disrupt the rhythm of Mourinho's men.
  • 4'
    Good first involvement for Real Madrid's Adan, Adrian Colunga slips a crafty pass in behind the hosts defence, but the keeper is quick off his line to smother the ball.
  • 2'
    Real Madrid enjoy the first spell of possession, as expected, and are passing crisply. A very composed start from the hosts.
  • 1'
    And we're underway!
  • Real Madrid are wearing "Get well soon Iker" t-shirts as they take to the field. That's a nice touch.
  • After the long-term injury to Iker Caillas, new Real Madrid signing Diego Lopez makes the bench for Los Blancos. Mourinho will hope that he isn't called into action much however, against a Getafe team which rarely fails to score.
  • Getafe starting line-up: Moya; Juan Valera, Lopo, Alexis, Miguel Torres; Gavilan, Borja, Pablo Sarabia, Xavi Torres, Diego Castro; Adrian Colunga.
  • Real Madrid starting line-up: Adan; Ramos, Carvalho, Albiol, Coentrao; Ozil, Modric, Essien, Di Maria; Ronaldo, Higuain.
  • I'm Simon Harrison, and I will be keeping you updated on the proceedings in Madrid, as Mourinho's men face a Getafe team which are winless in eight matches.
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