Real Madrid ran riot early, in their return to football, after they scored three first half goals to see off Eibar at the Di Stefano Stadium.
Three first half goals from Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo saw Los Blancos rise to the occasion, in a game which celebrated Zinedine Zidane’s 200th game in charge of the Madrid giants.
Toni Kroos opened scoring on the third minute for the Whites who welcomed Eibar at Di Stefano Stadium, instead of the popularly known Santiago Bernabeu, due to on-going renovation works.
Captain Sergio Ramos doubled Real’s advantage in the 30th minute, through a counter attack engineered by the Spanish Center back.
Ramos won possession in Madrid’s half, initiated a counter and passed the ball to Benzema. The French attacker did well to find an unmarked Eden Hazard with a defense splitting pass, the Belgian could’ve scored himself, but he squared the ball for Ramos who tapped in for 2-0.
Marcelo completed the first half demolition from Real seven minutes later. Eibar’s goalkeeper parried Hazard’s right footed shot, and it fell to a waiting Marcelo, whose left footed strike was too hot to handle.
Second half saw Eibar test Thibaut Courtois thrice in goal through Orellana, in the opening 15 minutes of the second forty-five.
Eibar eventually pulled one back for in the 61st minute. Pedro Bigas capitalized on poor clearance from Real over a corner, and his shot found a way to go past Courtois.
The goal saw Real surrender possession as they failed to find the rhythm with which they played in the first half.
Zidane had also subbed off Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Eden Hazard and Rodrygo for Ferland Mendy, Eder Militão, Vinicius Jnr and Gareth Bale.
The fresh legs brought in, helped Los Blancos see off the game, 3-1 at full-time to secure their first Laliga win at the Di Stefano Stadium.
The three points accrued celebrates Zidane’s 200th game, and reduces Barça’s lead at the top of the league to two.