Real Madrid moved back level on points with leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga with a comfortable 3-0 victory at Getafe.

Real, missing the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo, went ahead as Jese curled home a shot from Gareth Bale's pass.

Karim Benzema doubled the lead from close range before Luka Modric scored from 18 yards.

Carlo Ancelotti's men returned to second, with the top three separated only by goal difference.

Real's new kid on the block

Real Madrid forward Jese

Jese has now scored in his last three La Liga outings, the 20-year-old also netting in the 4-2 win over Villarreal on 8 February and the 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao on 2 February.

Real went into the game in fine form, having won 13 of their last 14 games in all competitions and having progressed to the final of the Copa Del Ray - where they will face Barcelona - as the first side in nearly a century to do so without conceding a goal.

Los Blancos are battling for success on three fronts and face German side Schalke in the Champions League last 16 on 26 February.

Real will have to maintain the pressure on Atletico and Barca without Ronaldo for another two league games after his sending off against Athletic Bilbao, but they made light of his absence on Sunday.

Their title rivals had both comfortably won on Saturday to move three points clear but there was rarely any danger of Real not following suit, as they kept an 11th clean sheet from their past 13 matches.

And it took Real just five minutes to take control as Jese scored his eight goal of the season in all competitions, the 20-year-old curling home from an angle after being fed by Bale.

Real's key La Liga fixtures

02 March: away v Atletico Madrid

23 March: home v Barcelona

It was almost game over just 11 minutes later as French striker Benzema produced a low finish from close range from Angel Di Maria's cross for his 18th goal of the campaign.

The hosts always looked in control and midway through the second half Modric was allowed too much space just outside the Getafe penalty area to drill a powerful low finish from 20 yards into the net.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Getafe

  • 01 Moyá
  • 20 Valera Booked
  • 28 Martín Vigaray
  • 22 Rodríguez Villamuela Booked
  • 04 López
  • 02 Ruano Delgado Booked
  • 14 Sánchez Gil (Sarabia - 72' )
  • 23 Fernández Fernández (Lacen - 64' )
  • 11 Colunga (Lafita - 53' )
  • 17 Castro
  • 10 Gavilán

Substitutes

  • 05 Lacen
  • 07 Lafita
  • 08 Sarabia
  • 13 Codina
  • 19 Cruz Campos
  • 21 Madera
  • 29 Fornies Aquilino

Real Madrid

  • 25 López
  • 17 Arbeloa
  • 12 Marcelo
  • 14 Alonso
  • 03 Pepe
  • 04 Ramos
  • 19 Modric Booked (Illarramendi - 80' )
  • 22 Di María Booked (Casemiro - 83' )
  • 09 Benzema Booked (Isco - 74' )
  • 11 Bale Booked
  • 20 Jesé

Substitutes

  • 01 Casillas
  • 02 Varane
  • 05 Fábio Coentrão
  • 16 Casemiro
  • 18 Nacho
  • 23 Isco
  • 24 Illarramendi
Ref: Pedro Jesús Pérez Montero
Att: 11,000

Match Stats

Shots

9 16

On target

1 7

Corners

8 10

Fouls

16 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Getafe 0, Real Madrid 3.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Getafe 0, Real Madrid 3.

90:00 +1:05

Attempt missed. Isco (Real Madrid) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Jesé following a corner.

90:00 +0:36

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Juan Rodríguez.

90:00 +0:33

Attempt blocked. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

88:13

Attempt saved. Ángel Lafita (Getafe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Diego Castro.

87:29

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

87:29

Diego Castro (Getafe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:28

Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:28

Foul by Mehdi Lacen (Getafe).

85:44

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Álvaro Arbeloa.

85:21

Foul by Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid).

85:21

Lisandro López (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:49

Attempt missed. Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

82:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Madrid. Casemiro replaces Ángel Di María.

82:16

Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:16

Foul by Diego Castro (Getafe).

81:44

Attempt missed. Lisandro López (Getafe) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Pablo Sarabia with a cross following a corner.

81:15

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Álvaro Arbeloa.

80:37

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

80:37

Pablo Sarabia (Getafe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:19

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Miguel Ángel Moyá.

79:17

Attempt blocked. Pepe (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross.

79:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Madrid. Asier Illarramendi replaces Luka Modric.

78:30

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Miguel Ángel Moyá.

78:28

Attempt saved. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jesé.

77:42

Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:42

Foul by Ángel Lafita (Getafe).

76:25 Booking

Booking Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

76:19

Hand ball by Ángel Di María (Real Madrid).

74:20 Booking

Booking Luka Modric (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

74:17

Hand ball by Luka Modric (Real Madrid).

73:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Madrid. Isco replaces Karim Benzema.

73:22

Attempt missed. Pablo Sarabia (Getafe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Diego Castro.

72:12

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Vigaray.

71:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Getafe. Pablo Sarabia replaces Pedro León.

70:36

Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:36

Foul by Pedro León (Getafe).

69:44

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Álvaro Arbeloa.

68:18

Foul by Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid).

68:18

Ángel Lafita (Getafe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:05 Booking

Booking Juan Valera (Getafe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67:03

Jesé (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:03

Foul by Juan Valera (Getafe).

65:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Getafe 0, Real Madrid 3. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcelo.

64:21

Foul by Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid).

64:21

Juan Rodríguez (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Getafe. Mehdi Lacen replaces Borja.

62:06

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

62:06

Pedro León (Getafe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:27

Attempt missed. Diego Castro (Getafe) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

58:01

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Marcelo.

56:58

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

56:58

Ángel Lafita (Getafe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56:25

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:25

Foul by Pedro León (Getafe).

54:52

Attempt missed. Juan Rodríguez (Getafe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Pedro León with a cross following a set piece situation.

54:11

Foul by Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid).

54:11

Ángel Lafita (Getafe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:04

Foul by Ángel Di María (Real Madrid).

53:04

Vigaray (Getafe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Getafe. Ángel Lafita replaces Adrián Colunga.

52:07

Attempt missed. Jesé (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

52:04

Attempt saved. Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

50:48 Booking

Booking Alexis (Getafe) is shown the yellow card.

50:44 Booking

Booking Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

48:51

Attempt missed. Pepe (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luka Modric with a cross following a corner.

48:23

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Vigaray.

47:41

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Juan Rodríguez.

47:39

Attempt blocked. Marcelo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

47:29

Attempt saved. Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Xabi Alonso.

46:16

Attempt missed. Adrián Colunga (Getafe) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jaime Gavilán following a fast break.

45:00

Second Half begins Getafe 0, Real Madrid 2.

45:00 +0:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Getafe 0, Real Madrid 2.

44:35

Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:35

Foul by Jaime Gavilán (Getafe).

42:00

Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:00

Foul by Borja (Getafe).

41:01

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Juan Valera.

40:21

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Lisandro López.

39:48

Foul by Pepe (Real Madrid).

39:48

Lisandro López (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:00

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Vigaray.

38:18

Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:18

Foul by Jaime Gavilán (Getafe).

37:55

Offside, Real Madrid. Xabi Alonso tries a through ball, but Luka Modric is caught offside.

37:18 Booking

Booking Juan Rodríguez (Getafe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

37:02

Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

37:02

Foul by Juan Rodríguez (Getafe).

36:22

Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:22

Foul by Juan Valera (Getafe).

34:22

Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:22

Foul by Adrián Colunga (Getafe).

34:16

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

33:00

Delay in match Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) because of an injury.

32:50

Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

32:12

Attempt blocked. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

31:15

Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:15

Foul by Jaime Gavilán (Getafe).

26:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Getafe 0, Real Madrid 2. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross following a fast break.

25:54 Booking

Booking Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

25:45

Foul by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).

25:45

Borja (Getafe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

24:55

Offside, Getafe. Jaime Gavilán tries a through ball, but Lisandro López is caught offside.

24:18

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

24:18

Pedro León (Getafe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:03

Attempt missed. Vigaray (Getafe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

22:40

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Diego López.

21:56

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Pepe.

21:55

Attempt blocked. Adrián Colunga (Getafe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Borja.

20:49

Attempt saved. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

17:40

Pepe (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:40

Foul by Adrián Colunga (Getafe).

15:43

Attempt missed. Juan Rodríguez (Getafe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

12:42

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

11:46

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Jesé.

11:09

Offside, Real Madrid. Marcelo tries a through ball, but Karim Benzema is caught offside.

7:49

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Alexis.

4:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Getafe 0, Real Madrid 1. Jesé (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

3:19

Foul by Jaime Gavilán (Getafe).

3:19

Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:07

Foul by Jaime Gavilán (Getafe).

2:07

Pepe (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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