MADRID (EFE) – Real Madrid extended its good line after the break for national team matches, signing a convincing victory against Eibar (2-0) before facing the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals against the Liverpool, with goals from Marco Asensio and Frenchman Karim Benzema and three goals canceled.
The French team Zinedine Zidane arrives at the great European event extending its streak without losing to eleven games and with three consecutive league wins that place it three points behind the leader, Atlético de Madrid before their visit to Sevilla.
Real Madrid dominated the match from start to finish and Zidane was able to make rotations in his starting team. Four minutes before the break, Marco Asensio led the way to victory after seeing a goal disallowed from his heel and the crossbar repelled a free-kick. Karim Benzema also had an early header goal disallowed for foul play.
The third goal annulled to Real Madrid came already in the second act, after a shot from the front of the Brazilian Casemiro. The Belgian Thibaut Courtois had avoided the tie in a dangerous action due to a bad transfer and the sentence arrived at 73 minutes when the Brazilian Vinicius invented an action with a measured pass to the head of Karim Benzema, who signed his seventh consecutive match scoring.