Real Madrid won at Ipurua 1-4 in the 26th week of the regular season against Eibar in a very tough stadium where three teams were able to win during the current season. Zinedine Zidane did eight changes in the line-up regarding the last match against Las Palmas, thinking in next week Champions League match against Napoli. Real Madrid played with James, Lucas and Benzema in the attack, and with Danilo in the right back instead Carvajal.
Zidane’s side started really good the match having the ball possession and in the 13th minute Karim Benzema opened the scoreboard from a good shot that was rejected from Yoel. Only ten minutes later Benzema scored his seventh goal in the regular season from a great cross of James Rodríguez. The French striker was the reference in the attack and he scored in his first two chances, showing that he can be Real Madrid’s usual striker. In the 29th minute James Rodríguez scored the third goal for Los Blancos after a great pass of Benzema, who was being the best player on the pitch. Real Madrid played a very complete first half and they went to the dressing room scoring three goals against a good defensive team as Eibar.
Los Blancos started the second half defending Eibar’s attacks and trying to find a counterattack to score another one. In the 60th minute Asensio could score the fourth goal with a wonderful counterattack guided by James, Benzema and finished by the Majorcan. Zinedine Zidane decided to substitute Karim Benzema in the 64th minute and Mariano entered after being several weeks without playing. Eibar scored their first goal in the 71st minute form a fortuitous shot of Rubén Peña. The French manager changed James and Modric by Kovacic and Isco with the goal of having the possession because Eibar started to create danger. Finally the match finished and Los Blancos could win playing a very complete match form the beginning until the end.
Real Madrid achieved a great victory playing probably the best first half in all the season with several changes in the line up, highlighting Cristiano Marcelo, Kroos and Gareth Bale absences. We can say that the MVP of the match was Karim Benzema who scored two goals and being very involved in the game.