Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale Score As Real Madrid Beat Getafe 3-1
Cristiano Ronaldo passed 300 LaLiga goals with a brace as Real Madrid warmed up for Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Paris Saint-Germain by beating 10-man Getafe 3-1.
Ronaldo reached the landmark in typically stylish fashion just before the break, making him only the second player after Lionel Messi to score 300 in Spain’s top flight and managing the feat in 48 fewer games than his long-standing rival, before completing the scoring late on.
Early evidence suggested Ronaldo and Madrid were in for a frustrating day at the Santiago Bernabeu, as Getafe put up a characteristically dogged performance.
But Gareth Bale broke the deadlock 24 minutes in, sending a fierce effort into the net from inside the penalty area.
On just his 286th LaLiga appearance, Ronaldo then got his 300th goal on the stroke of half-time, dazzling the Getafe defence with his quick feet before unleashing a fine finish, while a red card for Loic Remy early in the second period left the visitors with a mountain to climb