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In-Form Benzema Sends Real Second In LaLiga

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Result: Eibar 1-3 Real Madrid

Date: 20 December 2020

Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurúa

Real Madrid moved level on points with LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid with a 3-1 victory over Eibar at the Estadio Municipal de Ipurúa on Sunday evening.

The visitors got off to the perfect start as the returning Rodrygo did well to pick out Benzema, slotted past Eibar goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic after just six minutes.

The second goal arrived on 13 minutes. Benzema turned provider to play in Luka Modric who made no mistake by rifling the ball into the roof of the net.

The lively start to the half continued after Eibar managed to reduce the deficit in the 28th minute as Kike found the back of the net with a stunning strike from 25 yards.

Benzema had the ball in the back of the net on 36 minutes with a lovely finish after latching onto Toni Kroos' delightful pass, however, the Frenchman was flagged offside.

The two sides carried the intensity over the two the second half, as Diop saw his powerful strike saved by Thibaut Courtois just moments after Rodrygo went close at the other end.

With time winding down, Eibar introduced ex-Real winger Pedro Leon on 70 minutes before Zinedine Zidane threw on Federico Valverde and Marco Asensio.

Asensio almost made the perfect impact after seeing his curling effort from the edge of the box sail inched wide of the upright on 74 minutes.

Despite Eibar's late push for an equaliser, the defending league champions managed to bag a third goal through Lucas Vazquez in second-half stoppage time to send Los Blancos second on the log.

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