MADRID – Real Madrid are one step closer to winning the La Liga title after goals from Cassimiro and Lucas Vazquez beat city rivals Getafe 2-0 on Saturday.
With seven games left, Real are 12 points ahead of Sevilla at the top of their position and 15 points ahead of Barcelona, who have two games in hand and face Levante in the second bottom on Sunday.
Casimiro opened the scoring 38 minutes later, with Vinicius Jr. diving to head out of the boot cross.
The young Brazilian winger again played a key role for Real Madrid, a constant threat to Getafe’s defense who made the most of his team’s chances from the left.
In full control, Real extended their lead in the second half as Vazquez finished quietly with a precise cross shot after an excellent pass exchange with Rodrigo.
Getafe, who are four points away from the relegation zone and have won just two of their last eight league games, have not been able to manage a shot at goal.
Real Madrid captain Marcelo told Movistar Plus: “It wasn’t easy, we made it easy.
Before the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Chelsea on Tuesday, coach Carlo Ancelotti is an experienced defender of a number of squad players who started by rotating his squad.
“We ran a lot and played hard until the end,” said Marcelo.
“Everyone in the locker room needs to feel important. It’s nice to see some of us who don’t have many minutes to enjoy themselves in front of our fans. We all need to be ready if we need to at the end of the season. ”
One player who did not receive a warm welcome was Welsh forward Gareth Bale, who stepped down from the bench at 74.M For his first appearance at the Santiago Bernabeu in more than two years, he was bowled out loud by Real Madrid fans.
“It’s tough, it’s happened to a lot of players at this club,” said Marcelo.
“Fans need to understand that we are all important. We are at the end of the season, we have a lot of risks, we need to help each other, our teammates. We are with him. ” – Reuters