Karim Benzema bags a brace, Gareth Bale whistled as Madrid edge Eibar

Karim Benzema bags a brace, Gareth Bale whistled as Madrid edge Eibar

Karim Benzema bags a brace, Gareth Bale whistled as Madrid edge Eibar

Meanwhile, Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane refused to reveal his plans on the superstar, who memorably scored one of the winning goals in the Merengues' 4-1 rout of Liverpool in the 2018 Champions League finals.

The article also claims that Real Madrid first approached Chelsea FC about signing the 28-year-old last summer but then withdrew their interest in the former Lille star.

"We don't like being jeered, but our supporters come to see their team play well", Zidane said.

Nacho started in defence alongside Raphael Varane, with Karim Benzema getting both the goals in the 2-1 win.

Madrid moved on to 60 points after 31 games thanks to the victory but remain third in the standings, 10 points behind leaders Barcelona who host nearest challengers Atletico Madrid in a top-of-the-table clash later on Saturday.

According to ESPN, the Spanish club have conceded more times (62) than any other La Liga teams this season.

Zidane has insisted his players are not on trial but his changing line-ups at least suggest he is examining his options before the summer.

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MF Federico Valverde, 6 - Given a chance in the holding role and held centre well with some neat interventions and tackles.

Bale was not the only one.

Bale might have been in but Asensio's pass struck the back of his heel and the Welshman departed with 14 minutes left, to disgruntled whistles.

An insipid first-half display was punished when Eibar went ahead through Marc Cardona, but Madrid showed more intensity and focus after the break and two Karim Benzema headers turned the game around.

Madrid scored the victor without him.

MF Toni Kroos, 7 - Got the ball moving forward quicker when replacing Modric, and provided the cross after a short corner from which Benzema Headed in the victor.

The Frenchman had two late chances to complete his hat-trick, missing an nearly empty goal after substitute Lucas Vazquez squared the ball for Benzema rather than taking the shot himself.


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