Carlo Ancelotti had seen co-leaders Atletico and Barcelon turn in impressive victories the day before. Barcelona’s 6-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano was particularly impressive, especially when goal difference could play an important part in the outcome of the championship race. His side weren’t going to allowed their rivals to get away.
Young hotshot Jese opened the scoring on 5 minutes. It was his third goal in as many games, and he is looking increasingly important for the future of Los Blancos. He made no mistake after being picked out by Gareth Bale.
Karim Benzema netted the second after 27 minutes, scoring his 18th goal of the season. He won’t score many easier goals after converting a Di Maria cross. The second half became increasingly one sided. A dispirited Getafe side seemed to be conserving their energies for the relegation battle ahead.
The best goal of the game came after 66 minutes. Luka Modric, pulling the midfield strings as always, smashed in from over 20 yards. This La Liga campaign is like a high stakes game of poker. It’s impossible to see who has the winning hand, but it’s thrilling to watch.