Real Madrid have moved to second on the La Liga table after holding on to a slender lead against SD Eibar till the 91st minute before Lucas Vazquez put the game out of contention in the dying embers. Real Madrid got off to a flying start with Karim Benzema burying their first chance in the sixth minute of the game.
Luka Modric would make it 2-0 inside the next seven minutes as Karim Benzema ran in behind the defence and dragged one back for the Croatian international to stroke the ball home and extend their lead.
Karim Benzema would then miss a sumptuous chance to put Real Madrid 3-0 after missing an easy header from five yards out. Kike Garcia would subsequently fashion a stunning curler to beat Thibaut Courtois and make it 2-1.
There were shouts of a handball against Sergio Ramos in the second half but VAR ruled against it and that helped Real Madrid maintain their lead.
Both teams had opportunities of their own with Bigas coming really close in the dying embers of the game but Sergio Ramos' brilliant last-ditch tackle meant that Real Madrid's lead remained in tact. Lucas Vazquez would then settle it in the last minute of the game at the end of a devastating counter for Zinedine Zidane's men.
With the win, Real Madrid have now gone three points clear of third-placed Real Sociedad with 29 points from 14 matches. However, Atletico Madrid are still first with 29 points from 12 games.
It got a tad bit more uncomfortable than it should have for Los Blancos tonight but they managed to walk away from the game with their heads held high. Without further ado, let's take a look at how Twitter reacted to Real Madrid's win.
Real Madrid move to second on the La Liga table with 3-1 win over SD Eibar
This man was truly a class apart tonight.
More praise for Real Madrid's henchman Karim Benzema.
Real Madrid owe it to Sergio Ramos for making this gamechanging tackle in stoppage time.
Meanwhile, this youngster continues to prove himself at the highest level for Real Madrid.
I mean, look at this lovely dinked ball for Benzema.
Lucas Vazquez rubbed it in, didn't he?
But credit where it's due, let's take a second and admire this beauty of a goal from Kike Garcia.
Oh, and about that VAR incident that ruled out a handball against Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.
Finally starting to look a lot like themselves.Published 21 Dec 2020, 03:50 IST