Match Report: Real Madrid 1-1 Eibar Fourth Consecutive Draw

Match Report: Real Madrid 1-1 Eibar Fourth Consecutive Draw


Real Madrid tied their fourth consecutive match against Eibar. Los Blancos couldn’t achieve a victory in their seventh match of the regular season. We had many important injuries as Casemiro and Modric in the midfield and Zinedine Zidane had to make many changes in the line up. Isco was in the starting 11 after being disappeared several weeks. James Rodríguez was in the line up also, but he had muscular problems in the warm up and Kovacic replaced him.

Real Madrid started the match playing with a very offensive line up with Kovacic, Kroos and Isco in the midfield and with the BBC in the attacking line. In the first minutes the Basque team started to be very confortable on the pitch and they could score a goal in the sixth minute. Fran Rico scored a great header and Real Madrid had to overcome another match in Santiago Bernabéu.

With the Eibar’s goal, Los Blancos started to control the match and they had many opportunities to draw the game. Finally Cristiano made a great cross and Gareth Bale scored with a wonderful header his 50th goal in Real Madrid in the minute 18. After Bale’s goal, Los Blancos had a very good chance to get ahead with a great shot of Cristiano Ronaldo, but Asier Riesgo made a great safe.

In the second half Zinedine Zidane decided to do substitutions to face the second half. Karim Benzema and Varane were the two players who had to leave the pitch; Nacho and Morata replaced them. At the beginning of the second half, Bale had another header, but the bar prevented it. Isco was a bit tired because he hasn’t played since long time ago 70 minutes and the French coach decided that Marco Asensio should replace him. Kovacic was the best player of the midfield, he was participating and appearing in all the pitch.

Los Blancos didn’t find the way to score the second goal because Eibar were defending very good and really organized. Finally the match finished 1-1. The next week is time for the national teams and we won’t play again in two weeks so now is time to think in all the mistakes and try to find solutions.