Real Madrid face Getafe to revive Atletico hopes
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French left-back Ferland Mendy doubled his lead six minutes later and started with a shot through midfield before shooting a cross from Marcelo home

Real Madrid’s French duo Karim Benzema and Ferland Mendy scored in the second half when the Spanish champions overcame an injury crisis and beat Getafe 2-0 at home on Tuesday, closing the gap to La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid concluded on five points

Benzema jumped up to present himself with a curling cross from Vinicius Jr and head Real into the lead on the hour, giving the hosts the lead they deserved after dominating the first half against an ambitious Getafe side who had just one shot on goal the entire game

French left-back Ferland Mendy doubled his lead six minutes later and started with a shot through midfield before shooting a cross from Marcelo home

The win put Zinedine Zidane’s side in second place overall, leaving them five points below Atletico, who drew 2-2 with Celta Vigo on Monday to end a winning streak of eight games but two games in the hand has

“This win gives us a lot of confidence I think we’re on our way back to our best, “said Benzema

“Getafe always gives you a hard time, but we’ve done a great job. We’re just focusing on ourselves, we’re not looking at the table, but we’re going to try to win every game because there is another one in the season long way gives “

Real were missing nine first-team players due to injury or suspension, which resulted in Zidane setting up an unorthodox 3-4-3 formation, which was particularly effective on the left due to the double threat from left-back Mendy and particularly effective was Marcelo

He also gave 20-year-old midfielder Marvin Park his first start for the club, although the youngster only lasted 55 minutes before being lifted for 19-year-old Sergio Arribas

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