Militao’s headers moves Madrid top of Laliga

Eder Militao

Mueez Ajao

– Real Madrid went top of La Liga with a narrow win over local rivals Getafe at Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

– Eder Militao opened the scoring for the champions, rising highest to head home Luka Modric’s corner in the third minute.

– The visitors had a second goal ruled out for offside after the break following a deft Rodrygo chip over Getafe keeper David Soria.

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– Los Blancos also had a first-half penalty overturned.

– Vinicius Junior was brought down by Luis Milla in the penalty area but the forward had earlier dribbled the ball out of play down the touchline.

– Getafe’s best chance to equalise came midway through the first half with Borja Mayoral unable to turn in Fabrizio Angileri’s shot across goal.

– Madrid go three points clear of second-placed Barcelona who play Celta Vigo on Sunday, while Getafe stay 16th.

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