Spanish La Liga
Real Madrid4Eibar0

Real Madrid 4-0 Eibar

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is four goals ahead of Barcelona's Luis Suarez in the race to be La Liga's top scorer

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 30 goals in six successive La Liga seasons as Real Madrid beat Eibar comfortably.

Karim Benzema, who is battling a knee injury, and Gareth Bale were rested as Real prepare for Tuesday's Champions League game against Wolfsburg.

James Rodriguez steered in a free-kick, with Lucas Vazquez adding a second.

It was 4-0 by half-time, with Ronaldo firing in a square pass from Jese, who tapped in the fourth.

Real trail 2-0 against Wolfsburg as they head into Tuesday's quarter-final second leg at the Bernabeu, with manager Zinedine Zidane acknowledging that his team's season would be over if they fail to progress.

Zidane's side went into the weekend lying seven points behind leaders Barcelona in the title race and with hopes of winning La Liga all but gone.

Eibar, who have failed to win in eight league matches, were caught on the counter-attack repeatedly as they played a high defensive line.

Their performance improved significantly in the second half, though, with midfielder Gonzalo Escalante heading against the bar late on after Borja Baston had glanced on a corner.

Victory on Saturday moved Real up to second place for a couple of hours, although Atletico Madrid regain that position later on Saturday with a 3-1 win at Espanyol.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 13Casilla
  • 15CarvajalSubstituted forDaniloat 63'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 3Pepe
  • 6Nacho
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 22Isco
  • 14CasemiroSubstituted forKovacicat 54'minutes
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 18Vázquez
  • 20JeséSubstituted forMayoral Moyaat 76'minutes
  • 7Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 8Kroos
  • 11Bale
  • 12Marcelo
  • 16Kovacic
  • 23Danilo
  • 29Mayoral Moya
  • 31Yáñez

Eibar

  • 13Riesgo
  • 7Capa
  • 3Pantic
  • 4RamisBooked at 68mins
  • 19Luna
  • 5EscalanteBooked at 62mins
  • 14García CarrilloBooked at 3mins
  • 20Gontán GallardoSubstituted forHajrovicat 72'minutes
  • 24González MoralesSubstituted forBastónat 45'minutes
  • 22JotaSubstituted forJuncàat 45'minutes
  • 9Enrich Ametller

Substitutes

  • 1Iruretagoiena Aranzamendi
  • 2Ansotegi
  • 8Inui
  • 11Hajrovic
  • 17Juncà
  • 18Bastón
  • 21Berjón Pérez
Referee:
José María Sánchez Martínez
Attendance:
66,214

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamEibar
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 4, Eibar 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 4, Eibar 0.

Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Borja Bastón (Eibar).

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Borja Mayoral.

Attempt blocked. Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ander Capa (Eibar) because of an injury.

Offside, Eibar. Borja Bastón tries a through ball, but David Juncà is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Danilo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

Offside, Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo tries a through ball, but Borja Mayoral is caught offside.

Corner, Eibar. Conceded by Pepe.

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Izet Hajrovic (Eibar).

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Escalante (Eibar) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Borja Bastón (Eibar) hits the bar with a header from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Sergi Enrich following a corner.

Corner, Eibar. Conceded by Nacho.

Booking

Danilo (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Eibar. Gonzalo Escalante tries a through ball, but Borja Bastón is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Borja Mayoral replaces Jesé.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

Foul by Danilo (Real Madrid).

Antonio Luna (Eibar) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Eibar. Izet Hajrovic replaces Keko.

Offside, Real Madrid. Pepe tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

Foul by James Rodríguez (Real Madrid).

Sergi Enrich (Eibar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Iván Ramis (Eibar) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Iván Ramis.

Offside, Eibar. Sergi Enrich tries a through ball, but Keko is caught offside.

Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

Keko (Eibar) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Danilo replaces Daniel Carvajal.

Booking

Gonzalo Escalante (Eibar) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gonzalo Escalante (Eibar).

Attempt blocked. David Juncà (Eibar) left footed shot from long range on the right is blocked. Assisted by Keko.

Corner, Eibar. Conceded by Pepe.

Nacho (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sergi Enrich (Eibar).

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