Real Madrid beat Eibar 2-1 in La Liga

Tyler Owen
March 11, 2018

However, Ronaldo seized on a mistake from Eibar's defender Anaitz Arbilla and used a brilliant pass from Luka Modric to find the back of the net in the 33rd minute.

Eibar defender Ivan Ramis had seemingly done enough to secure a point for the home side that would have left their visitors trailing second-placed Atletico Madrid by six points, but Ronaldo struck in the 84th minute to rescue the win and ensure Valencia can not leap above them later on Saturday.

But a defensive error allowed Dani Carvajal to cross and Ronaldo headed in.

Alves led his team to reach the competitions' finals and they lost to Real Madrid 4-1 to lose the Champions League finals for the first time.

Reporters and supporters were very curious about what happened to their captain late on in the game and Zidane didn't mind letting everybody know, in graphic detail, what had gone down.

The five-time Ballon D'Or victor has scored 14 goals in his last eight LaLiga matches after netting just four times before the turn of the year. He is a different, special player. His figures speak for themselves.

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Real Madrid won the match 2-1.

Real still have a mountain to climb if they are to topple LaLiga leaders Barcelona, but that has not stopped the Frenchman from believing his side can retain their title.

Zinedine Zidane had insisted the success in Paris was now "forgotten" and his starting line-up suggested as much, with Karim Benzema the only key player rested.

The victory moves Real four points within second-placed Atletico Madrid.

Currently, the club is in the best shape possible and their form means they can go all the way to make more history in the Champions League.

Raphael Varane is now under observation by Real Madrid's medical staff after being forced off with a head injury in Saturday's LaLiga win at Eibar.

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