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Real Madrid vs Getafe, La Liga: Match review

Real show an evident lack of interest in the game but ultimately get the win.

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Martin Ødegaard made his debut with the first team and Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick. That's already a good recap for this meaningless game that ended Real Madrid's 2014-2015 season. Ancelotti's men allowed Getafe to score three times during the first 45 minutes in what was a very sloppy first half. Only Cristiano Ronaldo kept things even by the halftime whistle. When the game restarted, Chicharito and James Rodríguez put their team ahead 5-3 and most likely finished Carlo Ancelotti's era with a win. Jesé and Marcelo rounded up the scoreboard and made it 7-3.

The Italian coach was given a standing ovation by the fans at the Santiago Bernabéu when the speaker announced his name, and some fans will be sad to see him gone this summer. His first season with the club was excellent but this second campaign left a bad taste in everyone's mouth. In the end, it's very difficult to see one manager staying with Real Madrid without winning either the Liga, the Copa del Rey or the Champions League title. This club is all about the present and now Real Madrid will move on from this disappointing campaign by bringing in a new coach.

The players should not be saved from criticism, though. The coach is always the main responsible for the team's failures but it would seem reasonable to acknowledge that it's time to give this team to the younger players that proved they have enough to lead this squad.

All in all, this season has been a tale of two halves. During the first one, Real Madrid were hands down the best team in the world, but they did not have enough to put the icing on the cake and finish the job. After winning the FIFA Club World Cup, everything fell apart as if the players ran out of gas.

Brace yourselves for a long summer ahead.

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