Eibar faced Real Madrid at home and we bring you the details of the match as they happened
Real Madrid traveled to the Ipurua Municipal Stadium to face the 14th placed Eibar side. Los Blancos returned to La Liga action after their 6-0 win against Galatasaray in the Champions League.
Zinedine Zidane made three changes to the side that started in Istanbul. Lucas Vazquez, Luka Modric, and Ferland Mendy came in to replace Rodrygo, Toni Kroos, and Marcelo.
Los Blancos almost took an early lead when Benzema’s shot hit the woodwork. Madrid kept knocking on the door early on but Eibar’s defense was equal to their efforts.
Finally, at the 17th minute, Eibar gave in. Modric’s deflected shot landed staright to Valverde. The Uruguayan squared to Benzema, who put the ball in the back of the net to open the scoring.
Madrid was presented with another opportunity, this time from the spot-kick, after Hazard was tripped in the Eibar box. Los Blancos captain stepped up to the moment and, in the blink of an eye, Madrid were 2-0 up.
Just as Eibar was trying to compose themselves after their previous error, they repeated it. This time, it was Vazquez who was brought down in the penalty area by Cote. Benzema, cool as a cucumber, scored his second and Madrid’s third goal of the night from the spot.
BENZEMA has now surpassed Real Madrid legend Puskas with 157 goals for Real Madrid. pic.twitter.com/i10b2EnwvH
— M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) November 9, 2019
The second half was not as eventful for the Spanish giants as the first. Real Madrid dutiful midfielder Casemiro went down in his own box after what seemed to be a knock by Enrich. But the Brazillian was cleared by Madrid’s physios.
Federico Valverde, who has been enjoying a great run of form, commemorated his performance by adding to the scoreline. Mendy’s overhit cross fell to Modric, who then flicked it back to Fede, who then landed the final blow to Eibar.
All in all, it was a tremendous performance by the 33-times La Liga champions. Real Madrid will now face Real Sociedad after the international break.