Real Madrid got the fourth victory in a row in La Liga (3-0) after beating Eibar at Santiago Bernabéu. It wasn’t a great game for Los Blancos and we might forget this game so soon, but Zidane’s men got the three points easily against a rival that never tried to put Casilla in troubles.
Zinedine Zidane introduced many chances in the line-up. Benzema, very criticized this week, stayed on the bench, whereas Asensio, Theo Hernández or Dani Ceballos had the opportunity to start. The manager wanted to give minutes to all these other important players in the squad.
The first chance arrived very early but Isco missed it. Despite this opportunity, Eibar were creating danger and Los Blancos weren’t playing well. However, they could score in the 18th minute with an own goal from Olivera. In the 28th minute arrived the second goal. Theo Hernández put a cross from the left side and Asensio scored with a great volley, although the goalkeeper could do more.
The second half started like the first one, with Isco missing a clear chance in front of Dmitrovic. However, Los Blancos weren’t playing well and Eibar had the ball, but without putting Casilla in difficulties. Real Madrid couldn’t close the match, because Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t at his best and he missed another clear chance in front of Dmitrovic.
Karim Benzema and Marcelo came in in the pitch to close the game. And both were the protagonist of the best play of the game. It was in the 81st minute and both combine magically to score the third one. Benzema assisted and Marcelo scored. Cristiano Ronaldo had another opportunity at the end, but the goalkeeper prevented it. Finally, Los Blancos got the three points in a pleasant evening in a game that could be easily forgotten. The was of playing should improve against more important rivals.