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Real Madrid beat Eibar 2-1 in La Liga

Real Madrid beat Eibar 2-1 in La Liga

Ramos went off on minute 73 before Ronaldo had scored his second goal to give Real Madrid all three points in a 2-1 win. Real remain 15 points behind leaders Barcelona and four adrift of second-placed city rivals Atletico, who host Celta Vigo today.

Ronaldo opened scoring with a fine finish from Luka Modric's pass. After Ronaldo gave his side a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute, Eibar did not switch off for a moment and made sure that the Madrid side did not do much damage to their game plan.

But Ronaldo put his team back on top in the 84th minute.

Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane sent on Karim Benzema and Lucas Vazquez to look for the victor. "The statistics speak for themselves".

The attacker has been consistently linked with a move to Real Madrid, despite only moving to the French capital last summer, with reports in Spain suggesting that the La Liga giants are ready to pay €400m (£356m) to secure his signature.

"There are days when we do not do play so well".




Raphael Varane had to be replaced by Nacho after taking a bang to the head and, against the run of play, Real edged ahead in the 33rd minute. He chested the ball down and slammed it in at the near post. Sergio Ramos lost his man at a corner and Ramis nodded in from six yards.

Ronaldo seemed destined to restore their lead when Bale passed into the area just after the hour mark, but Dmitrovic produced a sensational save to deny him.

Isco and Kroos made way for Karim Benzema and Lucas Vazquez with 19 minutes left but Eibar had two golden chances to score a second.

But for Ronaldo's clinical instincts in front of goal, that slip-up should have proved costly and Eibar deserved something from a match in which they poured their heart and soul into.

The winning goal came after a mistake from the Malaga defence that allowed Dani Carvajal to cross for Ronaldo to power a header home.

"The important now is to keep picking up three points in every game".


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