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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

Formation 4-3-3

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

Substitutes

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

Eibar

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Madrid 4, Eibar 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Madrid 4, Eibar 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Borja Bastón (Eibar).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Eibar. Conceded by Pepe.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Izet Hajrovic (Eibar).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    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.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Eibar. Conceded by Nacho.

  18. Booking

    Danilo (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Borja Mayoral replaces Jesé.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 9th April 2016

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