Real Madrid reinforced their lead in La Liga as they trashed Eibar thanks to a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored their 20th goal in La Liga.
Eibar made a great start to the game and had two chances to take the lead. Manu del Moral couldn’t get a decent contact when he attempted a volley from close range, and Saul Berjon was denied by Iker Casillas.
However, Los Blancos opened the scoring in a controversial play. Cristiano Ronaldo dinked the ball over a defender and smashed a cross into the box. Karim Benzema’s touch in possible offside saw the ball return to Ronaldo, who found James. The Colombian headed home at the far post.
Los Merengues kept on pressing, but Xabi Irureta made a couple of good saves. Yet, the visitors ended up doubling their lead two minutes before half-time. James reversed backed for Ronaldo, who bounced a strike into the top corner.
Benzema sealed the victory in the second half following a mistake from a defender. James laid the ball back to the Frenchman, who crashed a strike into the top corner.
Another mistake from Eibar’s defence ended up in a penalty kick. Ronaldo scored his 20th goal in La Liga coolly converting the penalty to make it 0-4.