La Liga: Real Madrid cruise to a 2-0 victory over Eibar

La Liga Real Madrid vs Eibar: RMA vs EIB Result: Real Madrid came out on top as they defeated Eibar 2-0 at home.

Zinedine Zidane made 4 changes to the side that beat Celta Vigo as he brought Militao, Marcelo, Isco, and Asensio to the team. Varane, Valverde, Vinicius, and Kroos all dropped to the bench.

Real Madrid forwards Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema scored to give their side a 2-0 win at home to Eibar in La Liga on Saturday, keeping up the tension on league leaders Atletico Madrid before Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Liverpool.

Asensio eventually gave Madrid the edge late in the 41st minute after his side had two goals ruled out for offside, locking on to a Casemiro through ball and bending his effort into the bottom corner notwithstanding missing his footing as he took the shot.

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After commanding the first half,  Real strived for a long spell in the second as torrential rain splashed down on the Alfredo di Stefano stadium and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois almost performed a howler when he miscontrolled a backpass but succeeded to kick the ball away right before it crossed the line.

Real then had a goal ruled out for offside for the third time but finally got the all-important second goal when Benzema directed home a cross from Vinicius Jr. in the 73rd minute.

A third back-to-back league win boosted Zinedine Zidane’s side to second in the standings with 63 points, 1 point above Barcelona. Leaders Atletico, who visit Sevilla on Sunday, is on 66.

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