La Liga, Real Madrid 2-0 Eibar: Records broken
Karim Benzema was once again on the scoresheet as Real Madrid earned a crucial win La Liga. Los Blancos beat Eibar 2-0 at home to go second above Barcelona. However, leaders Atletico Madrid could earn back their six-point gap over Real with a win next as Barca too can reclaim their second spot. Here we look at the major details.
Two-star Real get the job done
Real dominated the game against a struggling Eibar outfit but had to be patient. Marco Asensio opened the scoring in the 41st minute with Casemiro assisting the Spaniard. Benzema then added the second in in the 73rd minute with a firm header from eight yards. Real also saw several efforts get ruled out for offside. Mid-fielder Isco also struck the bar.
Several milestones reached in this match
Mid-fielders Luka Modric and Toni Kroos registered their 250th and 200th win in a Real Madrid shirt. Zinedine Zidane managed his 250th game for Real. He has enjoyed 165 victories so far. Notably, Real now have 400 La Liga goals under Zidane's tenure. Meanwhile, Nacho played his 150th La Liga match for Real Madrid.
Benzema continues his sublime form this season
Real Madrid talisman Benzema continued his goal-scoring form this season. The Frenchman netted his 18th goal in the league. He now has 24 goal involvements in La Liga 2020-21 (G18 A6). Benzema has raced to 24 goals this season in all competition. Benzema is now the fourth-highest scorer for Real in La Liga (187 goals). Overall, he has netted 273 goals for Los Blancos.
Unique record for Benzema
As per Opta, Benzema has recorded his best scoring streak for Los Blancos in all competitions ever. He has now scored nine goals in seven successive games.