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Militao’s early header earns Real Madrid win at Getafe

Soccer Football – LaLiga – Getafe v Real Madrid – Coliseum Alfonso Perez, Getafe, Spain – October 8, 2022 Real Madrid’s Eder Militao in action with Getafe’s Enes Unal REUTERS/Juan Medina

GETAFE, Spain (Reuters) – Defender Eder Militao’s early header gave Real Madrid a low-key 1-0 win at Getafe on Saturday to move them back up to the top of the LaLiga standings.

Real moved on to 22 points, three ahead of rivals Barcelona who have a game in hand and will host Celta Vigo on Sunday.

Militao scored the winner in the third minute, ghosting between several defenders to head home from close-range from a corner by Luka Modric.

Getafe have lost two straight games and are 16th on seven points, two above the relegation zone.

(Reporting by Fernando Kallas; Editing by Toby Davis)