La Liga, Real Madrid beat Getafe 2-0: Records broken
Real Madrid closed the gap on La Liga leaders Atletico after beating Getafe 2-0. Real, who have played two more games than Atletico, are five points behind them. Veteran striker Karim Benzema and defender Ferland Mendy scored a goal each to help Los Blancos seal a crucial win. Real were without several top players due to injuries and suspensions and this win helps.
Real race to 46 points, Getafe suffer 10th defeat
Real Madrid sealed their 14th victory of the league campaign and have accumulated 46 points from 22 matches. They have now forwarded 39 goals, besides conceding 19. On the other hand, Getafe remain on 13th at the moment. They have collected 24 points from 22 league matches this season. Notably, this was their 10th defeat of the season.
Notable individual stats scripted in the match
As per Opta, Vinicius Junior has assisted four goals to Karim Benzema in all competitions, more than any other mate since the Brazilian arrived at Real Madrid. Also, no La Liga player has scored more headed goals than Benzema (5) in all competitions this season (level with Sevilla's Youssef En-Nesyri.
Benzema races to 180 La Liga goals
Benzema has raced to 16 goals in all competitions this season for Real. The senior forward has 11 goals in La Liga 2020-21 season (fifth-highest). He now has 180 La Liga goals in 369 games. Meanwhile, the Frenchman has 265 career goals for Real in 540 appearances for the club.
Notable records scripted in the match
Real Madrid faced just one shot against Getafe. As per Opta, this is fewer than in any other La Liga game since at least 2003-04. Getafe have scored 17 goals after 22 games. This is their lowest tally in a single season after 22 games.