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Real Madrid pick up routine win to cut Barcelona's lead in La Liga

Toni Kroos scores the opening goal
Zinedine Zidane is the third Real Madrid manager to reach 200 matches in all competitions, after Miguel Munoz (605) and Vicente del Bosque (246).

Real Madrid resumed their La Liga campaign by marking boss Zinedine Zidane's 200th game in charge with a win over Eibar in unusual surroundings.

The Bernabeu stadium is being renovated so Real are playing their remaining home games at the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano at their training ground.

Toni Kroos ensured there was no settling in period, driving in a brilliant goal after just four minutes.

Sergio Ramos and Marcelo scored before half-time in a routine win.

The hosts faded badly in the second half, with Marcelo in particular looking dizzy at one point and needing to take on fluids, and Eibar pulled one back through Pedro Bigas' fortunate strike.

Marcelo
Brazilian left-back Marcelo took a knee while celebrating his goal

But Zidane - in his second spell and remarkably just the third manager in the club's storied history to reach the landmark of overseeing 200 games - chalked up another win to move back to within two points of leaders Barcelona.

The France legend has won 10 trophies in charge of the club.

Gareth Bale came on as a second-half substitute but was barely involved.

The pitch at the club's training base - home of Real Madrid's B team and with a capacity of just 6,000 - has the exact same dimensions as the Bernabeu and Kroos looked at home when he hammered in the brilliant opener.

Ramos' goal was equally impressive. The defender cut out a pass 20 yards from his own goal, played in Karim Benzema and charged forward. Benzema picked out Eden Hazard, making his first appearance since surgery in February, and he laid the ball back for Ramos to drill into the vacant net.

Hazard was sharp in the first half and when his shot was saved Marcelo was on hand to smash in the third.

Eibar, involved in the relegation discussion at the foot of La Liga, pulled one back when Bigas diverted a shot through Thibaut Courtois but Real were able to see the game out with minimal fuss.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Courtois
  • 2CarvajalSubstituted forMendyat 45'minutes
  • 5Varane
  • 4RamosSubstituted forMilitãoat 61'minutes
  • 12Marcelo
  • 10ModricSubstituted forValverdeat 84'minutes
  • 14CasemiroBooked at 47mins
  • 8Kroos
  • 27RodrygoSubstituted forBaleat 61'minutes
  • 9Benzema
  • 7E HazardSubstituted forVinícius Júniorat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Areola
  • 3Militão
  • 11Bale
  • 15Valverde
  • 16Rodríguez
  • 20Asensio
  • 21Díaz
  • 22Isco
  • 23Mendy
  • 25Vinícius Júnior
  • 26Altube
  • 39Hernández

Eibar

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Dmitrovic
  • 20Correa Silva
  • 12Rodrigues de Oliveira
  • 23ArbillaSubstituted forBurgosat 84'minutes
  • 11Soares AlvesSubstituted forBigasat 57'minutes
  • 6Álvarez
  • 14OrellanaSubstituted forLeónat 57'minutes
  • 18CristóforoBooked at 90mins
  • 10Expósito
  • 16De BlasisSubstituted forInuiat 78'minutes
  • 17KikeSubstituted forEnrichat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Burgos
  • 3Bigas
  • 7González Casín
  • 8Diop
  • 9Enrich
  • 13Rodríguez
  • 15Valdés Díaz
  • 19Dias de Oliveira
  • 21León
  • 22Inui
  • 24Tejero
  • 31Cubero
Referee:
Guillermo Cuadra Fernández

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamEibar
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Madrid 3, Eibar 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Madrid 3, Eibar 1.

  3. Booking

    Sebastián Cristóforo (Eibar) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Sebastián Cristóforo (Eibar).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Casemiro (Real Madrid).

  7. Post update

    Sebastián Cristóforo (Eibar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Eibar. Esteban Burgos replaces Anaitz Arbilla.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Federico Valverde replaces Luka Modric.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Edu Expósito (Eibar).

  12. Post update

    Dangerous play by Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Eibar. Takashi Inui replaces Pablo De Blasis.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Álvarez (Eibar).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paulo Oliveira (Eibar) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Pedro León with a cross following a set piece situation.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Casemiro (Real Madrid).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Offside, Real Madrid. Toni Kroos tries a through ball, but Gareth Bale is caught offside.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 14th June 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona28194567313661
2Real Madrid28178352203259
3Sevilla28148641291250
4Real Sociedad28145946341247
5Getafe28137838271146
6Atl Madrid281113432221046
7Valencia28111073940-143
8Villarreal28125114538741
9Granada28125113533241
10Ath Bilbao2891183024638
11Osasuna2881193539-435
12Levante28104143341-834
13Real Betis2889113845-733
14Real Valladolid28711102534-932
15Alavés2888122939-1032
16Eibar2876152844-1627
17Celta Vigo28511122235-1326
18Mallorca2874172848-2025
19Leganés2858152241-1923
20Espanyol2858152546-2123
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