Result: Real Madrid cruise past Eibar to keep pressure on Barcelona


Marcelo takes a knee after 3rd goal, while Eden Hazard has ice bag on ankle following replacement.

Real Madrid moved to within 2 points of LaLiga leaders Barcelona after marking their return to action with a regular 3-1 win over Eibar

Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo scored in the first half as Zinedine Zidane’s side made easy work of their first game for 3 months on Sunday.

Pedro Bigas made it 3-1 after the break with Eibar staying 2 points above the transfer zone.

Real reacted to Barca’s 4-0 win at Mallorca on Saturday to keep the heat on their title competitors.

⏸ HT: @realmadriden 3-0 @SDEibarEN ⚽ 4′ @ToniKroos, 30′ @SergioRamos, 37′ @MarceloM12 #RealMadridEibar|#RMLiga

— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) June14,2020

Madrid are dipping into their training base, the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, after restoration work at the Bernabeu was stepped up during lockdown.

Kroos opened the scoring after 4 minutes when his first- time finish from 18 yards discovered the top corner following great from Karim Benzema.

It was 2-0 after 30 minutes when Ramos began and completed a fast break, marauding forward prior to tapping in after an unselfish lay-off by Eden Hazard

A minute’s silence was observed ahead of the match in memory of the victims of COVID-19 #RealMadrid

— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) June14,2020

7 minutes later on Marcelo made the game safe when he drilled in from simply inside the box after Hazard’s shot had actually been conserved. The defender then took a knee to commemorate in uniformity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Thibaut Courtois rejected Sergio Enrich however the visitors pulled a goal back on the hour when Bigas’ deflected effort discovered a way in.

Wales international Gareth Bale was a second-half replacement while Hazard came off and had an ice bag put on the ankle he hurt in February.

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