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12:00 AM, March 05, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:47 PM, March 05, 2018

Real 'ready for PSG'

Zinedine Zidane declared Real Madrid ready for PSG after his side eased to a 3-1 win over 10-man Getafe on Saturday.

Gareth Bale opened the scoring at the Santiago Bernabeu before Cristiano Ronaldo hit his 300th and 301st La Liga goals after just 286 matches.

He is the second player to pass the mark after Lionel Messi needed 334 games to make his own triple century in the Spanish top flight.

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Getafe's Loic Remy was sent off in the 47th minute for a second yellow card but the visitors still threatened a comeback at 2-0, when Francisco Portillo converted a penalty, awarded for a foul by Nacho on Jorge Molina.

Ronaldo had the last word, however, and his contribution is timely given Real now turn their attention to what could be a season-defining Champions League second leg with PSG on Tuesday, in which they lead 3-1.

"It's the match we hoped for," said Real boss Zinedine Zidane. "We prepared very seriously for our Tuesday match. We will have to play in that game with a different intensity certainly, but we are ready for Tuesday."

In La Liga, Real move seven points behind second-placed Atletico Madrid, who play Barcelona on Sunday, while Getafe stay 10th.

Bale also put his hand up for a starting spot in France by capping a lively display with a goal. He almost had a second late on but a curling shot nipped the post. The Welshman's place at the Parc des Princes is not assured, however, his 90 minutes here perhaps even an indicator that his rest is to come in midweek.

But, on a night when his 117th La Liga appearance saw him pass David Beckham as the division's most capped British player, Bale delivered a timely reminder of his quality.

Marcelo, back from injury, also came on for 25 minutes as a substitute, and is likely now to face PSG. The same cannot be said of injured duo Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, who were both absent again, but returned to training on Sunday.

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