BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and Kaka returned from a six-month injury layoff as Real Madrid won 3-2 at Getafe on Monday night to stay within two points of Spanish league leader Barcelona.
Ronaldo converted a penalty kick in the 11th minute and scored Madrid's final goal in the 57th. He leads the league with 19 goals and has 27 in 25 games for Madrid in all competitions this season.
Kaka, the 2007 FIFA player of the year for AC Milan, entered in the 75th minute, his first action since Brazil was eliminated from the World Cup on July 2. He had left knee surgery on Aug. 5.
Madrid finished a man short after Alvaro Arbeloa was ejected in the 82nd for his second yellow card.
Mesut Oezil gave Madrid a 2-0 lead in the 19th. Daniel Parejo scored for Getafe in the 29th and Jorge Angel Albin in the 84th.
Barcelona (15-1-1) leads with 46 points, two ahead of Real Madrid (14-1-2).
Elsewhere, third-place Villarreal defeated Almeria 2-0 on goals by Jose Manuel Catala and Borja Valero. American forward Jozy Altidore entered as an 83rd-minute substitute for the Yellow Submarine.
Mallorca beat Hercules 3-0 for its first win in four weeks, Atletico Madrid tied 0-0 with Racing Santander and Zaragoza beat Real Sociedad 2-1.
LONDON (AP) — American goalkeeper Brad Guzan celebrated the first victory of his loan stint at Hull in a 3-2 victory over Portsmouth on Monday in England's second-tier League Championship.
The 26-year-old was beaten from the penalty spot when Liam Lawrence tied it for Portsmouth in the 57th minute. Hull was ahead 3-1 on goals by Jimmy Bullard, Matt Fryatt and Nick Barmby when Greg Halford sent a header past Guzan in the 76th.
Hull is 15th in the League Championship, six points off the playoff places for promotion to the Premier League.
Guzan was sent to Hull last week on a one-month loan by Aston Villa and lost 1-0 to Leicester in his debut Saturday.
He joined Villa from Major League Soccer's Chivas USA in August 2008 but has been unable to oust fellow American Brad Friedel from the starting lineup. Guzan is a backup to Everton's Tim Howard on the U.S. national team.