Real Madrid pulled off a 3-1 victory over Eibar upon the campaign’s return of La Liga after a 3-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite Los Blancos’ home currently being renovated, coach Zidane and his men demonstrated their mark at the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano where their remaining home games will then be played until the end of the season.
Toni Kroos gave Real Madrid a good head start with its clever goal just four minutes after the kickoff, while Sergio Ramos made his own follow-up at the 30th-minute mark, then Marcelo for the third goal seven minutes later wherein he took a knee of celebrating his score thus closing the first half for the club with 3 goals ahead.
Zinedine Zidane marks as the third general manager for Real Madrid reaching 200 matches across all competitions, after Miguel Munoz (645) and Vicente del Bosque (246).
Madrid looked weak in the second half, wherein Marcelo particularly looked dazed at one point and needed to take on fluids, while Eibar managed to score one goal by Pedro Bigas, yet Madrid kept their lead until the end as Zidane used all five of his substitutes in keeping their run thus concluded by 3-1 in favor to his men, as they keep the numbers close towards the title race just behind league leader Barcelona by 2 points.
The victory was crucially important for Real Madrid facing a tough football schedule ahead.
They will face Valencia on Thursday then go to battle Real Sociedad on Sunday.
Hazard was the big story in this one after he recovered from his injury in February due to a fibula fracture and was expected to miss three months, while the league shutdown gave him enough time to recover.
Eden Hazard’s assist to Sergio Ramos was an unselfish play as he had a clear opportunity to score but gave it up for a sure score with Ramos wide open in front of the open net.
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