The decision to give Ronaldo a night off was understandable given that Real's season rests on claiming an unprecedented third consecutive Champions League crown as they prepare for Tuesay's last 16 second leg at PSG holding a 3-1 lead.
Bale lashed in the opener in the 24th minute from inside the area at a sparsely attended Santiago Bernabeu, while Ronaldo stretched Zinedine Zidane's side's advantage in injury time of the first half after a through ball from Karim Benzema, scoring his 300th Liga goal.
Where can I watch Real Madrid vs Getafe? It came to a screeching halt against Espanyol on Tuesday night, however, with a monotonous display that resulted in a last-minute victor off the boot of Gerard Moreno that saw Real lose 1-0.
Real Madrid's reliance on their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo was more evident than ever on Tuesday as the Spanish and European champions meekly lost 1-0 at Espanyol in La Liga. Ronaldo heads home at the back post after a deep cross, but the linesman decides that he pushed a defender to get there.
Ronaldo netted the clincher in the 78th minute, after Getafe went down one man because of a Loic Remy red card.
Girona's impressive debut in the league continued in beating Villarreal 2-0, a result that put the modest Catalan club in position to make it to the Europa League.
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They trail leaders Barcelona by 14 points and languish seven points behind second-placed city rivals Atletico, who were handicapped by a transfer ban last summer. Then we will see.
"The atmospheres in the stadium, we are used to all that", he said.
The teams in fifth and sixth place receive an automatic spot in the Europa league, while the seventh-place team enters a qualifying round.
The match kicks off shortly after Sky Sports begin their coverage, with the whistle being blown at 7.45pm. It is six points behind second-to-last Deportivo La Coruna.