Just as it looked like Real Madrid were going to drop points for the fourth time this season, Cristiano Ronaldo came up with the goods, scoring his first league goal of the season and the winner in the 85th minute against Getafe.
Karim Benzema opened the scoring for the defending La Liga Champions, but Jorge Molina equalized before the hour mark with a controversial offside goal. However, it was in the 21st minute of the match when the world caught eye of an unusual event, which later took the internet by storm.
A highly-strung supporter dressed as Los Blancos’ Portuguese talisman, with the famous no. 7 on his back, attempted to get on the pitch and embrace his idol at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. The real Ronaldo soon escorted him off the pitch, after which the imposter was arrested by the police and dragged out of the ground.
Ronaldo looked not at his usual best in the game, as he spilled some very easy chances to take his side home comfortably, but only to make amends with the winner in the 85th minute.
The former Manchester United man got hold off a chipped ball from substitute Isco, with Antunes having played him onside, and the 32-year-old allowed the ball to bounce once before dispatching a clinical finish into the far corner.
The win helped Real close the gap with current La Liga leaders and rivals Barcelona to 5 points, who later drew with Atletico Madrid 1-1 at Wanda Metropolitano.
Written by Himangshu Das
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