Eibar vs. Real Madrid – Football Match Report – December 21, 2020

Real Madrid campaigned for a nervous 3-1 win over Eibar to keep pace with Atletico Madrid at the helm of La Liga for their fifth straight win in all competitions on Sunday night.

The visitors wasted no time taking the lead when Rodrygo threw the ball over the Eibar defense and Karim Benzema locked the pass and shot past Marko Dmitrovic to take a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute.

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Benzema set up Madrid’s second goal minutes later, putting down a perfectly weighted pass for Luka Modric to get his first shot past Dmitrovic and double the lead for Real.

Eibar pulled one back before 30 minutes after a bad Real Madrid giveaway landed at the feet of Kike, who shot a nice shot over Thibaut Courtois’ head to make it 2-1.

After the game, Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said: “We suffered, but that’s normal. We started well, scored twice, then the game changed a little, but we were very focused, we had difficulties in the game, it is a difficult place to play. ” and an opponent who doesn’t stop fighting, I think he is the team that wins the most balls in the opposing half. “

Real Madrid continued to dominate possession, but Eibar was also dangerous, although neither side managed to score from good chances in the second half.

Japanese midfielder Takashi Inui scored a disastrous pass from Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos but failed to find the target while compatriot Yoshinori Muto hit the wood shortly afterwards.

Eibar then had loud appeals for a declined penalty when the ball hit Ramos’ arm.

However, Dani Carvajal said he had not seen the handball, adding that it is sometimes difficult to know what is a penalty and what is not.

“To be honest, it is not clear to us,” said Carvajal. “There are some that are given and some that are not. For example, one day was given against Nacho against Alaves, the other day was not given [Athletic Bilbao’s Ander] Capa.

“We don’t know what the criteria are based on. I think it should be settled for us and against us because we, the players, have doubts, we all appeal to our team, but it is true that it is not . ” clear.”

Lucas Vazquez added one more just before full-time to hit the bottom line for Real Madrid

When asked about his plans to change Real Madrid’s squad, Zidane added: “Right now it is. There will be changes, it’s a long season, we’re spinning a little less for now, but the most important thing is that it is the players. ” Law,

“I’ll count on them all. We haven’t made a lot of changes lately, but it’s one of a kind.”

The result shows that Real remain tied with front runner Atleti, who in the table has a superior goal difference compared to their city rivals.