Ramos shoots Madrid 4 points clear of Barcelona

Sergio Ramos, middle, with other Madrid team mates
Sergio Ramos, middle, with other Madrid team mates

Captain fantastic Sergio Ramos scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot as Real Madrid beat Getafe 1-0.

The victory shot them four points clear of rivals Barcelona, as the race for La Liga title enters the home stretch.

Madrid faced a stubborn, hard-tackling Getafe at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium on Thursday.

It was a very edgy Madrid derby as the visitors frustrated their hosts. Notable was that the two teams shared evenly 10 yellow cards.

But captain Ramos secured a precious victory 11 minutes from time after Mathias Olivera was adjudged to have fouled Dani Carvajal.

Victory for Madrid who rested Eden Hazard, was their sixth in a row and they are strong favourites to dethrone stuttering Barcelona with five matches to play.