Karim Benzema and Luka Modric starred as Real Madrid continued their recent good form with a 3-1 win over Eibar to move them joint-top of La Liga.
Zinedine Zidane has ditched rotation in favour of sticking with a core group of players in recent weeks and that strategy paid off once more as Real Madrid claimed their fifth straight victory in all competitions.
It took Los Blancos just six minutes to open the scoring, with Benzema bringing down a pass over the top from Rodrygo to finish underneath the goalkeeper. Modric doubled Real Madrid’s advantage soon after, shooting high into the net after a cut-back by Benzema.
Just as the visitors looked like running away with the match, Eibar gave themselves a lifeline when Kike Garcia curled a stunning right-footed effort into the top corner of Thibaut Courtois’ net from over 20 yards out.
Eibar pressed hard for an equaliser, but were caught out at the back in stoppage time as Benzema played Lucas Vazquez in behind, with the winger sliding a low shot into the far corner of the net.