Real Madrid will look to close the gap on leaders Barcelona when they host Getafe in the La Liga on Saturday.

The Los Blancos were thrown out of the Copa Del Rey for fielding an ineligible player in midweek, a match that they won, and while an appeal will be made, Rafa Benitez will hope this match at the Bernabeu goes along smoothly, without any hiccups, off the field or on it.

"We returned from the trip [against Cadiz] and we are now focusing on the game against Getafe," Benitez said when asked about the situation involving Denis Cheryshev, who played despite being suspended from his spell last season with Villarreal. "Everything relating to what happened has already been explained by the president [Florentino Perez] and there is nothing more to say.

"I don't want to go into that anymore. We know nothing about the ruling and we are waiting for it to be made. Real Madrid have already given a sufficiently reasonable explanation, and there is no more analysis to offer aside from that which has already been made."

Real Madrid are currently six points behind Barcelona and they can cut that gap to three with a victory, with their rivals only playing later on Saturday, and that too a difficult match against Valencia, the team now managed by former Manchester United great Gary Neville.

Benitez, who will recall his big players, including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, having rested them for the match against Cadiz, though, is not taking a win against 13th placed Getafe for granted.

"We have to be focused as soon as possible and make the most of our quality, circumstances and know that it is not going to be easy," Benitez added. "There is no other choice but to maintain maximum intensity from start to finish.

"Getafe are a good side, and they are well managed. They are a group that know what needs to be done and they do it well.

"We have obtained three consecutive victories and, we have not lost competitiveness. It is a long road. We are doing better than what many people think and we have to prove that on the pitch in every game."

Where to Watch Live

Real Madrid vs Getafe is scheduled for a 4 pm CET (8.30 pm IST, 3 pm BST. 10 am ET) start with live TV coverage in India on Sony Six HD and Sony Kix. Viewers in India can also watch the match via live streaming online on Sony Liv.

There will be no live coverage of the La Liga match for viewers in the UK. Spain viewers can catch the match live on Canal+ and Movistar TV Futbol.

Audience in the USA, Canada, Australia, the Middle East and North Africa will be able to watch Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona live on Bein Sports, while the live stream option is on Bein Sports Connect.