Ronaldo and Benzema help Real Madrid make La Liga history

Zinedine Zidane's reigning champions edged past Getafe on Saturday to secure a record-breaking 13th successive victory away from home

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema fired Real Madrid to La Liga history with a 2-1 victory over Getafe.

The Blancos have not been at their best this season, with a slow start made to the defence of their domestic crown.

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Rather surprisingly, their struggles so far have come on home soil, as Valencia and Levante have left the Santiago Bernabeu with a draw and a win, respectively. 

Zinedine Zidane’s side have been in imperious form on the road, though, with 13 successive victories wrapped up on their travels.

Real required another moment of Ronaldo inspiration to see them to a record-setting success on Saturday.

Benzema fired them in front against Getafe, but Jorge Molina restored parity and threatened to offer further frustration for the capital giants.

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Ronaldo, though, stepped up with a 85th-minute winner to snatch all three points.

That effort was the Portuguese forward’s first in La Liga this season, and could not have come at a better time.

Real have now won seven successive games in all competitions, with positive progress being made once again at home and abroad as they seek to replicate their Liga and Champions League double-winning efforts from 2016-17.