A very dominant performance from Real Madrid who were playing in a new formation. Good performances all around helped limit Getafe and push the team to win all three points.
See player ratings below.
Thibaut Courtois — 7: Little to do all match. Real Madrid maintained 66 per cent possession so he wasn’t too bothered. Will be very happy to keep a clean sheet.
Nacho — 7: Solid performance with little to pick apart. Partnered well with Varane and had a few opportunities to move up in the box. Helped Marvin cover ground on the right and kept Getafe quiet. Finished with one shot, one aerial won and one tackle.
Raphael Varane — 8: Huge responsibility today with only three across the back and led the trio well. Vital block on Cucurella’s attempt. Finished with one shot, 90 per cent pass completion, one tribble and two aerials won.
Ferland Mendy — 8.5: Great defending today and worked well down the wing even though it was contested at times. Scored the second goal to secure the win. Finished with one shot, 98 per cent pass completion and three dribbles.
Marvin Park — 7: Very positive debut for the youngster. Wasn’t afraid to maintain possession of the ball, good decision making and very aware of his positioning. Good crosses into the box and not afraid to be physical either. Finished with two dribbles, one aerial won, two tackles and one key pass. Subbed after 55 mins.
Casemiro 7.75: Crucial in the speed of the game. Good pivoting with the ball to push Madrid forward. Finished with two shots, one dribble, three aerials won, one key pass and one tackle.
Luka Modric — 8: Still looks fresh and played well throughout the entire match. Great work with Casemiro as usual and even clicked well with Marcelo when he moved into the centre. One attempt on goal saved. Finished with one dribble, one aerial won.
Marcelo — 8.5: Absolute baller today. A wing-back on paper but dropped into centre midfield at times and pushed the team forward. Great assist for Mendy to score the second. Finished with five key passes, two shots, one dribble, one aerial and one tackle. Subbed after 86 minutes with a limp but hopefully nothing too serious.
Marco Asensio — 7.25: A bit quiet in the first half but grew into the game in the second. Did well serving the crosses and free-kicks in the absence of Kroos. Finished with four key passes and one tackle. Subbed after 76 mins.
Vini Jr. — 7.5: Ready to attack Getafe right from the start. Great to see him playing with confidence again. A couple of great bursts of speed and some tricky footwork. Delivered a perfect cross for Benzema to open the scoring. Didn’t stop working. Finished with two dribbles, one tackle, one key pass and one beautiful overhead flick.
Karim Benzema — 8: The first header hit the crossbar in the opening 15 minutes then had a second attempt saved but the third time was the charm. A pin-point header to open the scoring. Went through spurts of being on alert throughout the game but got the job done. Finished with six shots and two aerials won.
Sergio Arribas — 6.5: Came on for Marvin Park after 55 mins. Good movement and positioning to help Madrid push forward. Teed up Marcelo for his assist and Arribas almost got on the end of the ball himself. Lots of potential. Finished with one dribble and two tackles.
Isco — 6: Came on for Marco Asensio. Nice to see him back in action today as he’s working back from an injury. With a limited bench, it was good to have some experience to bring on and help secure the win. Finished with one dribble and one tackle.
Victor Chust — N/A: Came on for Marcelo but not enough playing time to have an impact.