Gareth Bale reached 16 goals for the first time in a La Liga season as Real Madrid thrashed Getafe 5-1 to move one point behind leaders Barcelona.
The hopes of Real’s first title since 2012 have been kept alive by their seventh successive league win that sent their neighbors Getafe to the bottom of the listing table.
Karim Benzema placed Real ahead in the league and this was after Isco made it a score of 2-0 at half-time, the third score was hurriedly scored by Bale.
Before Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodriguez added the late goals, Getafe replied.
On Sunday (19:30 BST) Barca who have just a point from the previous potential nine, will be battling it at home with Valencia.
Real who have constantly been putting a lot of stress on defending champions, when in Juan, Esnaider created a dropping start as the new coach to Getafe. From their past 13 games, his side has lost 11 games.
Ronaldo sustained his profile of having played every minute count of Real’s La Liga crusade making a point of claiming his 47th score.
He scored for the fourth game in the league in a row in strike time when he commissioned in after Jese’s set up.
Jese, a substitute, made the fourth score for Rodriguez who plugged in an exemplary performance with a stylish finish to better his side’s score difference after Pablo Sarabia, Real’s former forward who had vexed into the lead with a cool strike during the 84th minute.