Real Madrid go top of the La Liga Table after 1-0 win at Getafe

Real Madrid's Rodrygo celebrates his side's second goal during the Champions League semi final, second leg, soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Real Madrid won 1-0 at Getafe thanks to an early header from Eder Militao.

The victory returned them to the top of the LaLiga standings.

Militao scored the game-winning goal in the third minute, slipping between several defenders to head home a Luka Modric corner from close range.

Despite their early lead and dominant performance, Madrid was unable to breach Getafe’s defensive wall and extend their lead.

Playing at Getafe has often caused trouble for Madrid, who were winless in their two previous visits to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, having failed to score in both matches.

Madrid, who bounced back from dropping their first points of the campaign in a disappointing home draw against Osasuna last weekend, moved on to 22 points, three ahead of rivals Barcelona who have a game in hand and will host Celta Vigo on Sunday.