Saturday, December 03, 2005

Real Madrid CF 1-0 Getafe CF

Madrid got back to winning ways in the Spain on Saturday with a Ronaldo strike on 17 minutes giving them their first league victory in three, following a draw and a defeat in their last two games. The goal for the Brazilian striker was particularly sweet as it marked his return from injury in a game that Madrid finished with ten men after having David Beckham dismissed after an altercation with Getafe striker Riki.

Coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo, who was on the wrong end of some criticism from the home fans despite the win, was without the services of Jonathan Woodgate (thigh) and club captain Raúl González (knee) because of injury, while defender Sergio Ramos was serving a one-match suspension.

Luxemburgo admitted: "I have no doubts that the Bernabéu isn't happy. I'm not happy, I'm happy with the result, but not with the way we played. After Beckham's dismissal in the second half, we backed away. With so many injured players we've been looking for players to get more rhythm. Zinedine Zidane, for example, was playing better today. It's time to win and to calm down again. The draw against Real Sociedad [de Fútbol] and this victory have helped us recover."


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