Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid edge past Eibar

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Eventually Madrid appeared to exert a degree of control and Ronaldo - following a moment of Luka Modric inspiration - opened the scoring in the 34th minute, continuing his brilliant recent form. This year, Ronaldo scored 17 goals before January, a number he's already equaled in 2018 and we're not even halfway through March. In that time, Ronaldo restored Real's lead, eventually securing all-three points.

Despite losing Varane, Madrid were able to notch a narrow 2-1 win over Eibar thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo double which included a late strike to earn them the win.

Sergio Ramos thundered a shot wide after good defending from Ramis, while Ronaldo was denied his second goal by a fantastic save from Dmitrovic and Modric fired straight at the Serbian as Los Blancos improved just before the break.

"We've still got a chance of winning LaLiga and that'll be the case until the end of the season", Zidane said.

And from the resulting corner, Ramis lost Sergio Ramos and headed beyond the helpless Navas to equalise.

And Eibar's start gave every indication that Zidane's men were in for a long day, as they troubled through Leon in the first minute, the former Madrid winger's cross almost finding Kike Garcia. The Welshmen though glanced his header from the resultant corner just wide of the target.

Isco and Kroos made way for Benzema and Lucas Vazquez with 19 minutes left but Eibar had two golden chances to score a second.

But it was right back Dani Carvajal who intercepted a pass by Leon and crossed for Ronaldo to head in his second goal with six minutes remaining.

Bale came on as a substitute in both games against PSG but his negative body language has been heavily scrutinised by the Spanish press, who have pointed out he was yawning while on the bench in the first leg and did not participate in the team's celebrations on the pitch after the 3-1 win. They are two points behind the European places.

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