Real Madrid scored two goals in the second half through Karim Benzema and Ferland Mendy to beat Getafe 2-0 on Tuesday night and score an important three points as they try to keep their La Liga To keep title hopes alive

Benzema led the champions on the hour while French left-back Mendy doubled his lead six minutes later and started with a shot through midfield before shooting a Marcelo cross home

– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN (US. only) – Ratings: Benzema, Mendy both win 8 / 10s in reals

The win put Zinedine Zidane’s side in second place overall, leaving them five points below Atletico, who drew 2-2 with Celta Vigo on Monday to end a winning streak of eight games in The League leaders Diego Simeone have two games against their hunting rivals in their hands

“This win gives us a lot of confidence I think we’re on our way back to our best, “said Benzema

“Getafe always gives you a hard time, but we’ve done a great job. We’re just focusing on ourselves, we’re not looking at the table, but we’re going to try to win every game because there is another one in the season long way gives “

Real missed nine first-team players due to injury or suspension, which resulted in Zidane setting up an unorthodox 3-4-3 formation while 20-year-old midfielder Marvin Park handed over his first start for the club and Defender Victor made Chust his league debut from the bench

Commenting on the pursuit of Atleti at La Liga, Zidane said: “Nothing will change We will do our thing There are 51 points left We will keep going, I said a week ago, we have to fight, keep doing our job, without concentrating on the rest. It’s a good win, two in a row, we needed it, even with a lot of absenteeism. We have to go on now

“I don’t think there are Madridists out there who think we can’t win the league It’s the opposite, they always think we can change things, we’ll try that, of course with difficulties, but we’ll go on and on believe what we do There is a lot ahead of us “

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Real Madrid v Getafe

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