Eibar 1 vs 4 Real Madrid
Eibar are growing in confidence, but not in quality. Capa shoots from range and balloons the ball into the stands behind Navas’ goal. Sergi Enrich flicks the ball out to the right-hand side, but an eventual cross from Pedro Leon swerves violently into the side netting at the near post. The Real Madrid goalkeeper was worried there for a second.
This second half is yet to burst into life, with Real Madrid perfectly happy to quietly see this one out. The away side get themselves a corner out on the right-hand side, but James’ delivery is cleared. The referee pulls back play, too, as Sergio Ramos is penalised for climbing on Escalante.
Benzema is found by a quick ball in behind the Eibar back four, but Yoel is very alert to come off his line and gobble the pass up. The hosts break down the right, with Pedro Leon picking out Ruben Pena at the back post, but Danilo makes a fantastic block to deny the Spanish winger. Real Madrid respond with a counter of their own, but Asensio is tackled well by Capa.
Real Madrid are still looking comfortable in this contest, with Eibar not quite flying out of the traps in the second half. Escalante feeds Adrian at the edge of the box, but the hosts’ attacking midfielder has the ball stolen off his toes while trying to find a shooting angle. Zidane won’t want his players to overexpose themselves and make any mistakes.
Wide from Benzema! Nacho manages to nod a header into the Eibar penalty area, which the Frenchman gets onto in a flash. He reacts quicker than Dos Santos and shoots from a tight angle, but he can only drag an attempt narrowly beyond the far post.