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La Liga News: 17 April 2016; Real Madrid Cruise Against Getafe, Eibar End Winless Streak

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Real Madrid close the gap on Barcelona with Getafe win - ESPN FC
Real Madrid boosted their hopes of catching Primera Division leaders Barcelona by thrashing struggling Getafe 5-1 thanks to goals by forwards Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale and midfield pair Isco and James Rodriguez.

Roma, Wolfsburg, City - Madrid's charmed Champions League life continues all the way to Milan -
So whatever the diplomatic Butragueno says, there is little doubt that Madrid have been fortunate once again. Roma, Wolfsburg and now City - Real's charmed Champions League life could take them all the way to the final in Milan on May 28. If they get there, though, they will need to beat a more difficult team to claim La Undecima - albeit only once.

Sporting Gijon hit back to snatch point at in-form Las Palmas - ESPN FC
Sporting Gijon picked up a vital point in their bid to avoid relegation by coming from behind to draw 1-1 at in-form Las Palmas. Pedro Bigas headed home after just three minutes to put Las Palmas in front, but Sporting winger Jony levelled in the 48th minute to halt Quique Setien's side's run of three consecutive league wins.

Eibar 2-1 Real Sociedad - ESPN FC
Real Sociedad came down to earth with a bump as local rivals Eibar beat them 2-1 in the Basque derby. Sociedad's previous two games had brought them wins over Sevilla and Barcelona, but Eibar joined them on 41 points with a first win in nine games almost certainly securing their Primera Division safety.

Celta Vigo 1-1 Real Betis - ESPN FC
Hernandez had not scored in the Primera Division since the end of October, his only previous league goal coming in a 3-2 win at Real Sociedad, but latched on to Jonny's pass 12 minutes from time to extend fifth-placed Celta's unbeaten run to five games.

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