Eibar v Real Madrid - story of the match

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The home side dominated the first 30 minutes and created several chances to break the deadlock but against the run of play, a delightful Luka Modric pass sliced through the Eibar defence for Cristiano Ronaldo to open the scoring.

Former Wigan defender Ivan Ramis headed in an equaliser for Eibar and it looked like they would secure a point.

His double means Ronaldo has now scored in seven consecutive games and has a remarkable 13 goals overall in that period.

The 33-year-old's tally for club and country this season stands at 35 goals in 37 appearances.

Toni Kroos and Luka Modric returned to the starting line up along with Gareth Bale.

The former Tottenham star had missed the last six matches through injury but slotted back in midfield alongside Casemiro and the returning Toni Kroos easily and gave Real calmness and vision on the ball that they have lacked in his absence.

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Eibar showed no signs of sitting back and nearly went ahead on 82 minnutes but Kike Garcia sent his low strike just wide of the upright.

Zinedine Zidane's side was under some real pressure though, and Keilor Navas was forced to tip a curling Kike from 20 yards wide of his post.

However, Eibar managed to level matters five minutes into the second half when Iván Ramis powered a header into the bottom corner after meeting a cross from Leon.

Ronaldo should have restored the advantage but failed to convert an excellent Bale cross and from the resulting corner, Bale flashed a glancing header just wide of the post. They would soon prove costly misses.

Madrid had used all three subs already, one of which saw Raphael Varane replaced by Nacho after just 28 minutes. His whipped cross found the leaping Ronaldo and the Portugese made no mistake.

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