Cristiano Ronaldo against Wolfsburg
Cristiano Ronaldo (left) scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Wolfsburg 3-2 on aggregate Getty Images

Real Madrid can close the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to just one point with a victory against Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on 16 April.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm GMT. The game is not scheduled for live broadcast in the UK.


Getafe's dire run of form continued as goals from Denis Suarez and Cedric Bakambu condemned them to a 2-0 defeat at Villarreal on 10 April. The Madrid club are on a 12-match winless run in the league and desperately need three points from new coach Juan Esnaider's first match in charge to claw their way out of the relegation zone.

Defender Emiliano Velazquez is unlikely to recover in time from a thigh injury for the hosts, while Alvaro Medran is suspended. Argentine centre-back Santiago Vergini returns after serving a one-match ban.

Real Madrid are flying high after qualifying for the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-2 aggregate win over Wolfsburg in midweek. The capital club have beaten local rivals Getafe in their last six head-to-head meetings.

Zinedine Zidane has no fresh injury concerns. Brazilian full-back Danilo is unavailable due to suspension. suspension.

What managers say

Juan Esnaider: "It was very easy to accept this challenge, beyond the difficulty we're in. I'm convinced I can bring enough so that the season ends well. My previous time was good and the memories made it easy for me. I'm convinced and I know the people at the club. I can't refuse a proposal from Getafe. I felt indebted."

Zinedine Zidane: "We made it simple because we scored three times but it was not easy at all. It was amazing after [losing] 2-0 in the first leg [against Wolfsburg]. The players played amazingly, so it is my best night as a coach — so far, anyway. I've lived football as a player, I know what it is like. I am now living it as a coach, which is much, much, much more difficult."

Form guide

  • Getafe: LLDLD
  • Last result: Villarreal 2-0 Getafe
  • Real Madrid (all competitions): WWLWW
  • Last result: Real Madrid 3-0 Wolfsburg (Champions League)

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Getafe win: 11
  • Draw: 9/2
  • Real Madrid win: 1/4

Team news

Getafe possible XI: Guaita; Vigaray, Vergini, Cala, Lago; Sarabia, J Rodriguez, Lacen, Leon; Vasquez, Buendia

Real Madrid possible XI: Navas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Kroos, Isco; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo