Ronaldo's double seals Real's win

Ronaldo, Bale on target as Real Madrid move four points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga after beating Getafe.

    Ronaldo has now scored 28 goals in the league already [AFP]
    Ronaldo has now scored 28 goals in the league already [AFP]

    Real Madrid moved four points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice in a 3-0 win at Getafe.

    It was hardly a vintage performance from the European champions, who have stumbled at the start of 2015 and were knocked out of the King's Cup by Atletico Madrid on Thursday, and they failed to score in the first half of a La Liga game for the first time this season.

    Ronaldo broke the deadlock on a chilly afternoon at the Coliseum in the 63rd minute, clipping the ball in from close range after excellent work from Karim Benzema.

    Bale made it 2-0 four minutes later when he finished off a swift break and Ronaldo grabbed his second 11 minutes from time with a powerful header, the Portugal forward's 28th goal of the campaign in his 17th appearance.

    Later, reigning champions Atletico Madrid beat bottom side Granada 2-0.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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