Real Madrid They were at their best against Eibar
Here, these factors are explained one by one:
Since the defeat at Real Mallorca, Real Madrid were forced to reflect on their performances and that was clear in the difference in intensity at Ipurua, where the players’ increased work rates were rewarded with goals.
Rotations under the Frenchman are well planned, despite the questions raised when he rested Rodrygo Goes just days after the 18-year-old scored a hat-trick against Galatasaray. Instead, Zidane went for Lucas Vazquez, who had not started a game for over a month.
The result was that Zidane got the best out of Lucas and also gave minutes to Vinicius Junior as he continued to show how to manage his dressing room.
Electrifying, direct, threatening; Eden Hazard is finally looking like the player he was at Chelsea.
He is connecting well with his teammates and looked a threat every time he was on the ball at Ipurua, with rabona crosses, changes in speed and causing all kinds of threat.
Five games, 533 minutes, without conceding is some record for Courtois, surpassing the figure Keylor Navas once set.
The Belgian looked more solid than ever against Eibar.
Zidane may not have many midfield options but Fede Valverde has replaced Modric and against Eibar he had a point to prove as Toni Kroos was rested.
Showing all of his quality to dominate play against Eibar, Zidane has a range of high-quality options available to him.