The visitors began confidently and created their first chance just seven minutes into the match, as a Lucas Vazquez cross found Gareth Bale's head and the Welsh global delivered a shot on target - though it was also straight into the hands of Espanyol keeper Diego Lopez.
Getafe saw forward Loic Remy sent off for a second caution early in the second half, but reduced the deficit in the 65th minute through a controversial penalty from Francisco Portillo only for Ronaldo to wrap things up with a late header.
Getafe could not keep the score at 1-0 entering the interval, however, with Ronaldo doubling the home side's advantage in first-half stoppage time when he collected a smart pass from Benzema before finding the bottom corner to register his 300th La Liga goal.
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However, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos fitness for the European decider remains uncertain with the duo still working on their respective recoveries when the rest of available teammates begun preparations for the visit of Getafe.
Kroos and Modric's chances of making the squad for Paris will be assessed on Monday, the final session before the squad departs for the French capital.
Madrid leads 3-1 after the first leg. "We'll have to see on Sunday if they do [train]".
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The pair remain in the treatment room due to a knee and hamstring injury respectively and whilst Modric is the more likely of the two to be ready in time for Tuesday the duo are not expected to start together regardless of any progress made in the days leading up the game, as the risk would be too great. The cross came in from Marcelo, and Ronaldo rose highest at the near post to nod home. "I am also happy with how Theo played".
PSG figures talking up a heated atmosphere at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday was not a worry for Madrid, Zidane said. "What we must do ourselves is focus on the game we must play, not in if the game is being heated up". Those goals have been netted across just 13 matches between the sides which averages out at 1.6 per game. "In Paris on Monday and Tuesday we will have people around us so that we can calmly prepare for the game".
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