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Eibar claim maiden victory over ragged Real Madrid


Eibar claim maiden victory over ragged Real Madrid

Eibar claim maiden victory over ragged Real Madrid

Minnows Eibar picked up their first ever victory over the mighty Real Madrid by winning 3-0 at Ipurua on Saturday in La Liga.

The rout started on 11 minutes when Marc Cucurella crossed from the left and when Thibaut Courtois saved Sergi Enrich’s shot Dani Ceballos cleared straight to Gonzalo Escalante who bundled the ball over the line.

On 53 minutes Enrich made it 2-0 by converting Cucurella’s cross after the Barcelona loanee dispossessed Alvaro Odriozola.

And it was 3-0 five minutes later when Kike Garcia turned in another cross from Cucurella.

“People don’t know too much about Cucurella maybe he surprised people with his performance and his position,” said Eibar coach Jose Luis Mendilibar.

“We had to hold on in the second half but we never dropped too deep. We had the chance to score more goals.”

Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari was taking charge of his first game since being given them the job on a permanent basis. He had excelled as a caretaker with four straight wins.

Solari said: “We have to correct our mistakes. We obviously wanted the win here but I’m sure we can put these things right.”

Real Madrid remain four points behind leaders Barcelona who play Atletico Madrid later Saturday while Eibar are seventh, two points behind European champions Real in sixth.

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