La Liga: Real Madrid win as warm-up injury halts Gareth Bale's home bow

Despite going a goal down to Getafe, Cristiano Ronaldo (2), Isco and Pepe gave Real a 4-1 victory.

updated: September 23, 2013 08:52 IST
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Madrid: Real Madrid shrugged off a warm-up injury suffered by Gareth Bale to move back to within two points of leaders Barcelona on Sunday thanks to a 4-1 win over Getafe.

Angel Lafita's deflected strike had given the visitors a surprise early lead, but Pepe and a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty put Madrid in front at half-time before Isco and Ronaldo sealed the win in the second-half.

However, it was a frustrating day for Bale, who had been named in the starting line-up, as he was forced to miss what would have been his home debut at the Santiago Bernabeu after injuring his thigh in the warm-up.

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