In an entertaining match, Real Madrid won away against Eibar. To pick up the three additional points and extend the winning streak to five in a row, the side had to be at their best at Ipurua. In a match that got off to a flying start, Benzema, Modric, and Lucas Vázquez were the scorers for the Whites, with both teams driving the opposition back within the first 40 seconds of the game.
After just 6 minutes, Real Madrid did not take long to open the scoring through Benzema, bringing the ball down and finishing past Dmitrovic after a fine assist from Rodrygo. After Lucas V. won the ball high up the pitch before playing in Benzema, who beat Rodriguez before pulling back to Modrić to smash the ball home, the visitors doubled their lead with 13 minutes on the clock. Éibar pushed hard, but the team of Zidane held the ball well, building long stretches of possessions, playing at speed, and with their swift transitions causing the home side issues.
Benzema had the opportunity to extend the lead, but from the far post, his header went agonizingly wide. Before the half-hour mark, Kike García narrowed the deficit when he curled in an unstoppable shot into the top corner from outside the box. Benzema brought the ball down well on 35 ‘and shot the ball with the outside of the boot into the back of the net, but he was adjudged to be offside and the target was omitted. Then Mendy burst to the left and fired a low cross, but it was a whisker at the back of Lucas Vázquez’s out-stretching post.
Lucas, born in Galicia, rushed to a through ball and just beat Dmitrovic to it, but Bigas, who slipped in to clear the threat, cleared his effort off the line. Éibar tried to push throughout the second half, but Zidane’s side was able to keep creating openings. From within the field, Rodrygo had two good chances to score.
First, he shot on 67 ‘, then when the Brazilian was through on goal, the goalkeeper saved well with his legs. Asensio and Valverde were brought on by Zidane, and the Majorcan came inches away from scoring a free-kick. As the hosts went in search of the equalizer in the dying seconds, Madrid secured all three points on 92 ‘with Lucas Vázquez’s goal on the counter-attack.