Real Madrid ace Ronaldo hits double in victory over Getafe

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo kicked off 2011 with a brace in victory over Getafe last night.

Ronaldo, who took his tally to 25 goals for the season with his hat-trick in Madrid's 8-0 Copa del Rey win over Levante just before Christmas, opened the scoring from the penalty spot early on before Mesut Ozil doubled the advantage soon after.

Dani Parejo pulled a goal back for Getafe with a brilliant strike in the 29th minute but Ronaldo restored Madrid's two-goal lead just before the hour-mark.

Madrid faced a nervy end to the match after first being reduced to 10 men when Alvaro Arbeloa picked up a second booking before then seeing Juan Albin pull another goal back for Getafe.

But Jose Mourinho's men held on to make it 11 wins in their last 12 competitive matches, with the only setback being their 5-0 mauling at the hands of Barcelona.

Kaka entered the fray late on in his first appearance for Real this season.

 
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