Ronaldo hit double in Real Madrid win

  • Ronaldo hit double in Real Madrid win

Ronaldo hit double in Real Madrid win

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more than 30 goals in each of the last nine campaigns in all competitions.

Have you read Trendiee Today?

A second goal would have led to Real being in full control of the contest but within six minutes of the restart, Eibar were back on level terms as Ramis sent a header into the net from 10 yards after meeting Leon's corner.

But Ronaldo's two goals mean he has now scored in seven consecutive games and boasts a remarkable 13 goals overall in that period.

But Ronaldo proved the difference again, the 33-year-old taking his tally for the season to 35 goals in 37 appearances. "He knows he's going to score, he's unique and special".

The win has now temporarily closed the gap between Real and their fierce rivals Atletico Madrid to four points as Zidane's side look to stay in touching distance of the top two.

They were below their best and rode their luck late on when Eibar should have converted a pair of excellent chances.

The hosts started well but Ronaldo opened the scoring with a neat finish from Luka Modric's ball. "This is a very hard ground to come to and they know how to play here".

Los Blancos were forced into a first-half change as Nacho replaced Raphael Varane, who sustained a knock to the head in the 28th minute.

Sergio Ramos thundered a shot wide after good defending from Ramis, while Ronaldo was denied his second goal by a fantastic save from Dmitrovic and Modric fired straight at the Serbian as Los Blancos improved just before the break.

Bale had a chance to restore Real's lead in the 63rd minute but his header sailed inches wide of the upright. They would soon prove costly misses. His whipped cross found the leaping Ronaldo and he made no mistake.

Do you have something awesome to share with the world?

Download the Nigeria Today app from Play store.