PRIMERA MATCH REPORT

Primera Week 21 - 27 Jan 2013 (14.00 UK)
Real Madrid 4 - 0 Getafe
Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

Luis Garcia has conceded that his side could do nothing to stop Real Madrid, whilst Aitor Karanka admitted that they were back to their best.

Los Blancos opened the scoring through a controversial Sergio Ramos goal, before Cristiano Ronaldo fired home a quick-fire hat-trick to complete the win.

But the Azulones Coach has admitted that his team were punished every time they made a mistake.

“It is very clear that Carvalho fouled Moya for their first goal,” he told a Press conference. “But we did not lose because of that.

“After we conceded the second goal, they completely killed us – we broke down.

“When you have to go out and take the game to Madrid, unless you are properly in tune, they will kill you.

“You can study the cons of Madrid, but you just can't stop them.”

The 39-year-old assistant meanwhile claimed that the team are nearing the level they reached last season.

“We are definitely noticing an improvement,” he told reporters in place of Coach Jose Mourinho.

“In the first half we had some good chances, but after scoring the first goal the team showed the sort of strength they demonstrated last year.

“We have regained confidence.”

He then commented on the Portuguese tactician's media silence and Ronaldo's injury scare in the second period.

“I do not know if Mourinho will come out and speak in a Press conference. He will come out when he sees fit.

“Cristiano was iced as a precaution, but he did not request to be taken off.”


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