London: Portugal football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace to help Real Madrid comfortably sail past Getafe and maintain their one-point advantage over Barcelona in La Liga.
The FIFA Ballon d’Or winner fired in an opener after Karim Benzema’s pull-back to provide Real the lead three minutes after the hour mark. Welsh wizard Gareth Bale doubled Real’s lead four minutes later when he prodded the ball home from James Rodriguez’s cross.
Rodriguez was again involved in Real’s third as Ronaldo headed his cross in to seal the win, the BBC reported.
Ronaldo has now scored 36 times in 2014-15 for Real, who have won 14 of their last 15 league matches after losing two of their first three games at the start of the season.
At the final whistle, Real moved four points ahead of Barca, which was later reduced back to one point when Luis Enrique’s side beat Deportivo La Coruna 4-0, courtesy of a Lionel Messi hat trick, the report added.