Raphael Varane, the defender of Real Madrid scored one goal and then helped force a goalkeeping error to help team score another one as they defeated Getafe by 3-0 in their Spanish league game. This is the first win of Real Madrid after making a comeback from the midwinter break of the Spanish League.
This victory ended the run of the 3 straight draws for Real Madrid since 2019. Real Madrid had failed to score in the finals of those 3 draws.
With this win, Real Madrid is now leveled on points with Barcelona or first spot in Spanish League which was held to the 2-2 draw against Espanyol only hours later. Still, Barcelona is ahead of Real Madrid on the goal difference.
Raphael Varane was also involved in his own goal by the goalkeeper of Getafe David Soria to open the scoring sheet during the 34th minute when the center back made a high kick in the area to challenge Soria. The goal was credited to Soria who appeared to had knocked the ball into his team’s net after his punch failed to clear it away.
The lea was doubled by the France national Varane during the 53rd minute after he was left unmarked to score a goal with a free kick on a pass from teammate Toni Kroos. The goal got confirmed on the video review and Varane was not ruled to be offside.
Zidane, talking about goals from Varane, said, “It is important that once in a while we deal some damage to set the pieces. We were aware that this would happen and that Getafe will be a tough opponent that is going to make things hard for us in the game. But we still got the win. We have made a good start this year.”
With this loss, Getafe is now left at 7th place in the Spanish League. They have only lost one of their 9 home games of Spanish League which were back in September of 2-0 loss against Barcelona.