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Real Madrid player ratings vs Eibar

The return of Eden Hazard will have been well received by Real Madrid fans after a dominant first half performance over Eibar was enough for three points.

Real Madrid player ratings vs Eibar
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Real Madrid: player ratings 1x1 vs. SD Eibar

Courtois: Despite having little or nothing to do in the first half, the Belgian stopper showed the best and worst of his repertoire in the second 45' with fine saves and a careless clearance that the Basque side were unable to capitalise on. Could have done better with the Bigas goal despite the wicked deflection.

Carvajal: An early tangle with Eibar's Kike seemed to affect the right back who was subbed at the interval for Mendy.

Ramos: Bagged the second goal of the game as Eibar were caught pressing and tapped into an empty net after fine build-up play from Benzema and Hazard. Real Madrid looked solid with the Camas born defender on the pitch and looked more vulnerable with his departure.

Varane: Delivered a solid defensive performance and linked up well with Ramos with the French defender never really tested by the Basque side.

Marcelo: An accomplished performance from the Brazilian who bagged the third goal for his side rifling home with his favoured left foot. The defender delivered the standout image of the evening with his Black Lives Matter tribute following the goal.

Casemiro: Once again, the Brazilian offered a masterclass in positioning and was the only Real Madrid player to be carded during the 90 minutes.

Modric: Another fine performance from the Croatian in the central role and was substituted in the second period when tiredness appeared to be a factor for the former Ballon d'Or holder.

Kroos: The German's finely struck fourth minute goal delivered a major early blow to Eibar and allowed Real Madrid breathing space in the return of LaLiga action.

Rodrygo: The inclusion of the young Brazilian was a surprise inclusion for many Real Madrid fans securing a place at the expense of Gareth Bale. A quiet performance from the teenager who came close to finding the target at the end if the first 45 minutes.

Benzema: The Frenchman was imperious linking up with the midfield in an accomplished manner and the striker was instrumental in both second and third goals for his side. Had a quieter second half as Real Madrid hit cruise control with the game already beyond Eibar.

Hazard: The return to action for the Belgian after his ankle operation and a solid performance to boot was great news for Zidane and Real Madrid fans as his side embark on ten key games that will dictate the outcome of the league title.

Substitutes

Mendy: Came on to replace Carvajal at the break and was accomplished in keeping the Eibar attack to the opposite side in the second period.

Militao: The Brazilian looked anxious in his time on the pitch and on a series of occasions was indecisive in clearing his lines.

Vinicius: The Brazilian was offered plenty of space following Eibar switching to a back three but apart from a one on one with Dimitrovic had little time on the ball.

Bale: A very quiet game in his half an hour of action. Not a game to remember for the Welsh international as he played his 250th game in a Real Madrid shirt.

Valverde: The Uruguayan had little or no time to get into the game coming on as an 83rd minute swap for the tiring Modric.