Real Madrid beat Eibar to record a fourth straight La Liga win and keep pace with leaders Atletico Madrid.
Karim Benzema opened the scoring with his seventh league goal of the season and then set up Luka Modric as Real scored twice in the opening 13 minutes.
Captain Kike Garcia responded for Eibar with a spectacular curled finish from the edge of the box before half-time.
Both sides had chances in a hard-fought second half, but Lucas Vazquez sealed the points for Real in injury time.
Zinedine Zidane’s side moved above second-placed Real Sociedad but have played two games more than leaders Atletico, with the city rivals level on points.
Atletico are away to Real Sociedad in a key game at the top on Tuesday, with Los Blancos facing Granada a day later.
It is now five wins in a row for Real in all competitions, but they were made to work hard against Eibar despite their early dominance.
The hosts stuck to their task despite Benzema’s well-taken finish from Rodrygo’s cross and Modric’s second into the roof of the net from the Frenchman’s cut-back, and were rewarded by Kike’s wonderful goal after 28 minutes.
But Sergio Ramos produced an excellent tackle to prevent Eibar at one end, before Benzema played in Vazquez in the closing stages.
- 23ArbillaBooked at 43mins
- 14InuiSubstituted forLeónat 72′minutes
- 8DiopSubstituted forÁlvarezat 82′minutes
- 17KikeSubstituted forArietaleanizbeaskoaat 83′minutes
- 11Soares Alves
- 18García del Pozo
- 10ModricSubstituted forValverdeat 72′minutes
- 25RodrygoSubstituted forAsensioat 72′minutes
- José Luis Munuera Montero
Match ends, Eibar 1, Real Madrid 3.
Second Half ends, Eibar 1, Real Madrid 3.
Goal! Eibar 1, Real Madrid 3. Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Karim Benzema.
Attempt blocked. Pedro Bigas (Eibar) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Edu Expósito.
Offside, Real Madrid. Sergio Ramos tries a through ball, but Marco Asensio is caught offside.
Casemiro (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Unai Arietaleanizbeaskoa (Eibar).
Federico Valverde (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sergio Álvarez (Eibar).
Foul by Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid).
Kévin Rodrigues (Eibar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Eibar. Pedro León tries a through ball, but Yoshinori Muto is caught offside.
Substitution, Eibar. Unai Arietaleanizbeaskoa replaces Kike García.
Substitution, Eibar. Sergio Álvarez replaces Pape Diop.
Foul by Toni Kroos (Real Madrid).
Edu Expósito (Eibar) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).
Kike García (Eibar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Kévin Rodrigues (Eibar).