Santiago Solari was given a nightmare start as permanent Real Madrid boss after losing his side 3-0 at Eibar. The…
Santiago Solari was given a nightmare start as permanent Real Madrid boss after losing his side 3-0 at Eibar.
The goals of Gonzalo Escalante, Sergi Enrich and Kike completed Madrid’s run of four straight victories and condemned them to their fifth
Madrid spurned the chance to move from sixth to the table and climb into a point of league leaders Barcelona, Who was in Madrid to meet Atletico later on Saturday, while Eibar climbed from 13th to seventh before the weekend’s other matches.
Madrid remains sixth and lacks the chance to move to a league leader Barcelona, which is gone to Atletico tonight, while Eibar climbs from 13th to seventh.
Eibar watched attacking Madrid from the offside, when Kike’s swinging half-volley was tipped at the post by Thibaut Courtois after three minutes.
Seconds later, Gareth Bale believed that he had given Madrid the lead with half a volley of himself, but it was ruled o Out for the offside.
A apparent opening for 1
0 minutes did not show any signs of slowing down when Karim Benzema’s shot was scrapped from close range by the line.
Eibar took the lead through Escalante for 16 minutes. Marc Cucurella, borrowed from Barcelona, led a counterattack after a sloppy Madrid corner with his cruising Kike, and despite his shot being rescued by Courtois, Escalante was ready to score.
Bale had a free kick just outside the box saved by Asier Riesga later in the game, but Madrid failed to create more chances to score before the interval.
Six minutes into the second half, Madrid’s problem deteriorated when Eibar doubled his lead. Cucurella robbed Alvaro Odriozola, squared the ball to Enrich, who quit quietly.
Madras road continued when Eibar made it three after 57 minutes. Cucurella gained time and space to cross from the left and Kike sank in front of Sergio Ramos to knock it in.
Courtois had to produce a fine rescue from Fabian Orellana to deny Eibar a quarter before Kike saw his
Benzema had a few openings as Madrid’s half-hearted search for a comeback saw to take off, but Eibar was never really threatened and could comfortably look the profit.