Cristiano Ronaldo nets two, Real Madrid beats Getafe

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But all three attackers start against Getafe, a calculated risk for Zidane just days before travelling to France for the club's Champions League decider against Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar is to undergo surgery on a foot injury and will miss the last-16 decider at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday, where Real hold a 3-1 advantage from the first leg.

Real are at home to 10th-placed Getafe on Saturday as Los Blancos look to regain momentum following Tuesday's surprise defeat to Espanyol. "We will have to play in that game with a different intensity certainly, but we are ready for Tuesday". It came to a screeching halt against Espanyol on Tuesday night, however, with a monotonous display that resulted in a last-minute victor off the boot of Gerard Moreno that saw Real lose 1-0.

"We will see", Zidane said. "I am also happy with how Theo played". Remy is shown a second yellow card for a late tackle on Nacho.

The visitors began confidently and created their first chance just seven minutes into the match, as a Lucas Vazquez cross found Gareth Bale's head and the Welsh global delivered a shot on target - though it was also straight into the hands of Espanyol keeper Diego Lopez.

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The Welshman also broke David Beckham's record of most La Liga appearances for a British player.

Marcelo, back from injury, also came on for 25 minutes as a substitute, and is likely now to face PSG, but the same can not be said of injured duo Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, who were both absent again.

"They still have not trained with us", Zidane told reporters on Saturday.

Perhaps buoyed by his goal and, now positioned off the left, Bale was playing with a swagger, lofting one excellent ball through to Benzema, and then later nicking possession and dancing his way through the Getafe midfield. He received a pass from Benzema inside the box, before turning around his dribble. Ronaldo heads home at the back post after a deep cross, but the linesman decides that he pushed a defender to get there.