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Summary

  1. Real third in La Liga, six points behind leaders Barcelona
  2. Rafael Benitez's side end a two-match losing league run
  3. Gareth Bale's header and Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty seal points

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

It was scrappy. It was hardly convincing. Yet Real Madrid are back to winning ways in La Liga. Is this the start of a long unbeaten run that will drag Rafael Benitez's side back into the title race? Thanks for your company. We will have live text commentary from Serie A on Monday (19:15 GMT). Until then...

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Eibar 0-2 Real Madrid

Next up for Real Madrid in La Liga is a Copa del Rey tie away to Cadiz on Wednesday then it's back to La Liga and the Bernabeu to face lowly Getafe next Saturday.

Leaders Barcelona's next La Liga game is at Valencia on Saturday. Atletico  are at Granada the same day.

Eibar 0-2 Real Madrid

So, Real Madrid's losing run in La Liga is over. Goals by Gareth Bale and a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty seal a hard-earned victory that leaves them six points behind leaders Barcelona and two behind second-placed Atletico Madrid.

FULL-TIME

Eibar 0-2 Real Madrid

Job done but it was hardly convincing.

Eibar 0-2 Real Madrid

Three additional minutes.

Eibar 0-2 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Another Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick fails to clear the wall. He might have a goal but he has been far from his best.

Eibar 0-2 Real Madrid

This result will be greeted with relief more than anything else at the Bernabeu. Real Madrid's losing run is coming in La Liga is coming to an end but problems are still evident for Rafael Benitez.

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The difference in the team chemistry between Barcelona and Real Madrid is incredible #bbceurofooty

SUBSTITUTION

Eibar 0-2 Real Madrid

Rafael Benitez reacts to his team's second goal by sending on striker Karim Benzema for Dani Carvajal.

GOAL - Eibar 0-2 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe celebrate
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Cristiano Ronaldo's indifferent performance ends in a goal as he sends the keeper the wrong way. The points are going back to Madrid.

PENALTY TO REAL MADRID

Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

Lucas Vazquez is on the floor after a challenge by Dani Garcia. It's a penalty to Madrid.  

SUBSTITUTION

Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

Another Real change coming up. Brazilian midfielder Casemiro is on for Mateo Kovacic, who has been one of Real's better performers.

Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

Just under 15 minutes remaining. Eibar are giving this a right good go but lack cutting edge in front of goal to hurt Real.

Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

Two huge chances for Cristiano Ronaldo to seal the points. A defensive error lets him in but Ronaldo ends up firing well wide to loud cheers from the home fans. Moments later he leaps higher than anyone else to meet a corner but it flashes inches wide.

Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
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We all recognise that Cristiano Ronaldo is a brilliant player. But his tantrums and off the ball antics in this game have, at times, been laughable.

Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

The attendance has just been announced...5,892 are packed into Eibar's picturesque ground.

SUBSTITUTION

Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

James Rodriguez's return to the side is short lived as he is replaced by Lucas Vazquez, Real's first change.

Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo argues with the referee
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More theatrics from Cristiano Ronaldo who reacts to being nudged in the back by David Junca inside the Eibar box by waving his arms in the air in disgust. Rafael Benitez is not happy either that the referee has not awarded a penalty. 

YELLOW CARD

Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

Pepe booked? Surely not. The Real Madrid defender goes into the notebook for a cynical foul as Eibar continue to have their best spell of the match. 

CLOSE!

Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

Roars from the home crowd as Eibar pile on the pressure. Three successive corners end with Aleksander Pantic heading wastefully wide. 

Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo tries a bicycle kick
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Two chances for Cristiano Ronaldo, two missed opportunities. The first is a free-kick which fails to clear the Eibar wall before a spectacular acrobatic attempt from Gareth Bale's cross goes horribly wrong.

Cristiano Ronaldo looks frustrated
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Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

Gareth Bale challenges for the ball
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Perhaps it is a good job this game is not at the Bernabeu. The Real fans might be waving their handkerchiefs. Rafael Benitez's side have the lead but there is very little fluency and the link-up play is extremely poor.

Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Cristiano Ronaldo has done little so far this game and he's lucky to escape a yellow card after wagging a finger at the referee. Ronaldo reacts after going down inside the Eibar penalty area under a challenge. Television replays show there is no contact.

KICK-OFF

Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

Can Real finish the job? We're back under way in the Basque Country.

Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

The lack of understanding between Bale & Ronaldo up front is dismal. Both great players, but individualists more than associative players.

SERIE A FULL-TIMES

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#bbceurofooty watching the "celebrations" after the goal shows that Ronaldo is gone, he has horrible body language.

HALF-TIME

Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

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It has not been pretty. Far from it. But Real have the lead.

Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

Real have come alive since the goal and are finishing the half strongly. One minute additional time.

GOAL - Eibar 0-1 Real Madrid

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Gareth Bale and his teammates celebrate
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Out of nowhere Real take the lead...and it's a header by Gareth Bale that gives his side the advantage. A short corner ends in a cross being whipped into the penalty area by Luka Modric and Bale, just outside the six-yard area, is well place to glance it home.

Eibar 0-0 Real Madrid

This is a poor. game. Real are struggling to stamp their authority and Eibar are looking pretty comfortable approaching half-time. Luka Modric tries his luck from the edge of the area but it is well held by the keeper.

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Where next for Cristiano Ronaldo?

What are the odds of him pulling a Figo and joining Barcelona next year? #bbceurofooty

YELLOW CARD

Eibar 0-0 Real Madrid

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It's getting very tetchy - and not just on the pitch. Eibar boss Jose Luis Mendilibar is spoken to by the referee for protesting too much at a decision. Moments later Real's Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic is booked as the referee's patience finally snaps.

Eibar 0-0 Real Madrid

Eibar right-back Ander Capa is absolutely nothing like the Geordie cartoon character Andy Capp. But it amuses me to imagine he is.

Eibar 0-0 Real Madrid

A crunching challenge temporarily leaves Real down to 10 men as Danilo goes off for treatment. Nothing going right so far for the visitors.

Eibar 0-0 Real Madrid

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Eibar 0-0 Real Madrid

Eibar's Takashi Inui and Real's Dani Carvajal
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You can imagine Rafael Benitez's pre-match team-talk. "Let's go out and restore some pride after the Barcelona defeat."

His players haven't followed his instructions. This has been very sluggish so far by Real Madrid. 

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Where next for Cristiano Ronaldo?

@BBCSport @BBCMOTD he'll go PSG. Less pressure, easier league and he wants to play for years to come. PSG will offer that #bbceurofooty

#bbceurofooty heart says emotional & sensational #MUFC return for @Cristiano head says PSG...MLS too early