Modric, Kroos rested as Real Madrid sail past Getafe
10 April 2022, 11:55 am
Real Madrid kept Chelsea in mind by resting Luka Modric and Toni Kroos but eased past Getafe 2-0 on Saturday to restore their advantage to 12 points at the top of La Liga.
Casemiro’s header and a smart finish by Lucas Vazquez sealed a comfortable victory for Madrid, who can turn their attention back to finishing the job against Chelsea and reaching the Champions League semi-finals.
Karim Benzema, the hat-trick hero of Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Chelsea, started against Getafe but came off in the 74th minute, departing to a standing ovation that felt like the Santiago Bernabeu crowd paying tribute to his performance at Stamford Bridge.
Gareth Bale came on to make only his second La Liga appearance since August and his first at the Bernabeu since February 2020.
Barcelona play at Levante on Sunday and have two games in hand but the Catalans are 15 points behind in third.