Madrid (dpa) - The sports newspaper «Marca» already praised «the revenge of the old guard». And there is not much missing that Real Madrid, led by 34-year-old captain Sergio Ramos, can celebrate the Spanish football championship again after 2017.

The royal team has a four point lead with the former German world champion Toni Kroos (30) after the 1-0 victory against Getafe against the struggling defending champions FC Barcelona. Ramos scored on Thursday night from the penalty spot. “The penalty kick was Madrid's salvation,” wrote “Sport”. However, it was Real's sixth straight win in the Primera División.

Kroos briefly commented on the game on Twitter: "A difficult one." Without suffering, you cannot achieve great victories in football, said coach Zidane and particularly praised goal scorer Ramos. "He is a unique player, he is unique and we know what he conveys to everyone else." The next of the five final games (Zidane) for Athletic Bilbao is already on Sunday for Real. FC Barcelona must face FC Villarreal on the same day.

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