Friday, 22 June, 2018

Ronaldo Scores Twice In Real Madrid Win

Messi Barcelona Eibar defenders Real Madrid coach Zidane again jumps to Benzema defence
Sergio Cook | 11 March, 2018, 01:55

Despite starting poorly, Cristiano Ronaldo gave Real Madrid a first half lead, getting on the end of a through ball played from deep by Luka Modric to smash home a clever finish at the neat post.

The Spaniard had been at fault for Eibar´s equaliser earlier in the second half, allowing Ivan Ramis to head in an equaliser from a corner.

His double means Ronaldo has now scored in seven consecutive games and has a remarkable 13 goals overall in that period.

Ronaldo almost scored his second of the game in the 62nd minute from a delightful Gareth Bale cross but his effort was saved by the Eibar goalkeeper. He knows that he's going to score, he's very positive.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his second goal beside Lucas Vazquez and Daniel Carvajal after scoring during the Spanish La Liga football match between Real Madrid and SD Eibar at Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain, Saturday, March10, 2018.

"This is a very hard ground to come to and they know how to play here".

In that time, Ronaldo restored Real's lead, eventually securing all-three points.

The comprehensive 5-2 aggregate victory keeps them on course to win the competition for a third successive season, but Zidane insists he is not thinking of a hat-trick in Europe's elite club competition.

Ronaldo couldn't poke a 54th minute shot with the outside of his boot on target following some good build-up play, while Modric probably should have passed to an unmarked Ronaldo at the back post after breaking through the Eibar defence, and pulling his shot just wide.

Real Madrid have closed the gap on second-placed Atletico Madrid with a hard-fought 2-1 win in Saturday's La Liga clash at Eibar.

Raphael Varane is now under observation by Real Madrid's medical staff after being forced off with a head injury in Saturday's LaLiga win at Eibar.

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