Real Madrid, who were the guest of Getafe, left the field with a 2-0 advantage and rose to the top of the La Liga table again. The match from the 20th gameweek of the league had initially been postponed due to the Spanish Super Cup. The visitors won comfortably with the winning goals scored by Joselu in the 14th and 56th minute.
Real Madrid increased their points tally to 57 in La Liga with their victory over Getafe, in a match that saw two teams from the capital take on each other. They sit ahead of Girona, who have 56 points and have played a game more.
With this victory, Real Madrid's unbeaten streak extended to 16 matches. Getafe remained in 10th place.
Real Madrid will face another team from the Spanish capital next. But this time it could be a lot tighter, as Atletico visit Santiago Bernabeu.
3 key talking points from Getafe vs Real Madrid
Here are three key talking points from Real Madrid's 2-0 away win against Getafe to remain atop the La Liga table:
Eyes on Antonio Rudiger, who picked up a knock
Rudiger was injured towards the end of the first half, and he could not continue in the second half. The German centre-back was replaced by Eduardo Camavinga at the break. Carlo Ancelotti described the issue as a 'strong blow'.
It was Jude Bellingham against Borja Mayoral
Jude Bellingham, Artem Dovbyk and Borja Mayoral are currently the top scorers in La Liga with 14 goals each. Neither the Real Madrid midfielder nor the Getafe striker were successful in adding to their tally on the day though.
Despite being with Real Madrid from 2015 to 2022, Mayoral, who went on loan to four different clubs, never showcased his best for Los Blancos. He finally signed a five-year contract with Getafe in 2022. This year, the striker has had his best-ever season and managed to become one of the top scorers in La Liga.
The fans who were waiting to see whether Bellingham or Mayoral would change the leaderboard in this game and score the 15th goal will have to wait a little longer. The race is far from over.
Carlo Ancelotti continues breaking records
Securing a victory against Getafe, Carlo Ancelotti picked his 125th La Liga win, making him the second most successful Real Madrid manager in league competition. The Italian surpassed Zidane's record. Now, he trails behind only Miguel Munoz, who holds the top spot with 257 league wins to his name.
It is not just in league competition that Ancelotti has achieved success though. He has won two Champions Leagues, two Club World Cups, two European Super Cups, two Copa del Reys and two Spanish Super Cups as well.
Ancelotti is the only manager with four Champions League crowns and was the first to conquer Europe's top five leagues. An unparalleled genius of the game.