Real Madrid put pressure on Barca with emphatic win over Eibar

Real Madrid put pressure on Barca with emphatic win over Eibar

Madrid closed the gap on La Liga log to just two with an emphatic 3-1 thrashing of Eibar in the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium.

Yesterday, Barcelona opened a five-point lead at the top of the table with a 4-0 demolition of Real Mallorca with Lionel Messi inspiring the victory with a goal and two assists for Jordi Alba and new signing Martin Braithwaite.

Real Madrid wasted no time with Toni Kroos scoring in the sixth minute. Captain, Sergio Ramos made it 2-0 from a sweeping counter-attack after a fine pass from former Chelsea star, Eden Hazard. Fans will be delighted that the Belgian has returned from a long injury layoff and is in fine form.

The Los Blancos completed the first-half rout with when left-back, Marcelo made it 3-0. The visitor pulled one back courtesy Pedro Bigas following fine work from Pablo De Blasis.

Real Madrid held on for all three points and maintain a chase for the title with 59 points after 28 matches, just two points adrift leaders Barcelona.
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