Real Madrid came back from a goal down to defeat Eibar 2-1 at Santiago Bernabeu, courtesy of a double from Karim Benzema.
Real Madrid started the game on a positive note and saw an early goal from Karim Benzema ruled out for offside during the build-up. From then on, it was Eibar who looked the more threatening in the final third and they deservedly took the lead through Marc Cardona in the 39th minute.
Zinedine Zidane’s team came out with more intent and purpose after the break and thought they had equalised through Benzema, only for VAR to cancel the goal for offside. The Frenchman finally got the goal his performance deserved, as he headed home in the 59th minute to make it 1-1.
With less than ten minutes left on the clock, Benzema completed the turnaround for Real Madrid with another precise header after being found by substitute Toni Kroos. The French striker had multiple opportunities to complete his hat-trick, but missed the chances and was denied by the post once, as Real held out for a win.
Real Madrid supporters were in full praise of Benzema as he inspired the team to a victory that takes them to within two points of second-placed Atletico Madrid in the La Liga standings.
Karim Benzema wins 24th point for Real Madrid today with 17th League goal
If you take away points won by Benzema, Real Madrid would be at 13th place ahead of Girona in La Liga table
36 Goals + Assists this season,Carried the team with Vazquez & 18 year old Vinicius. Hala Madrid pic.twitter.com/YOoPJPRSxr
— Ashish Romea (@RMadridEngineer) April 6, 2019
Benzema’s done his part this season.
— Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo) April 6, 2019
Benzema be driving Real Madrid forward this season in his Benz.
Who get the key to Benz? Benzema
Who got the key to Benz? Benzema
Who had the key to Benz? Benzema pic.twitter.com/Ort51P020d
— Frankie Ifop (@frankieifop) April 6, 2019
Dear @Benzema , i formally apologize for all the slander.
— ♏️ (@Meldo_10) April 6, 2019
Benzema unleashed. He doesn’t have to play for Cristiano anymore.
Imagine if he could take penalties instead of Ramos!!! pic.twitter.com/zXy3azjB84
— Maher (@Maher10khan) April 6, 2019
Despite the awful season of Madrid, Karim Benzema stepped big time. Only player who has played well despite what went down. Proved critics and everyone wrong. Contributed to 35 Goals 26G/9A overall. Breezy Benz. pic.twitter.com/iKKpuEewOF
— Hamza (@Ronaldoversesx) April 6, 2019
With his 17 goals in the La Liga this season, Karim Benzema has won Real Madrid 24 points out of the 60 they have.
undisputed KEY player🔑 pic.twitter.com/ZUwj0xU15Z
— Don Đan (@Iscouar) April 6, 2019
Benzema really carried us and gave us his all this season, he deserves a lot of respect and appreciation 👏❤️
— OMAR. (@Omaaar96) April 6, 2019
Karim Benzema appreciation tweet
Easily our best player this season, mostly scored against mid-table teams or bottom tier teams but he did it when others seemed incapable of doing it,only one who has genuinely showed up this season
Would fighting for CL spots without him pic.twitter.com/NUJyDOBhdM
— Aarul (@Aaruls12) April 6, 2019
He also had 2 goals ruled out for offside. With today’s brace and his late winner vs Huesca, Benzema has won 6 of the 9 points accumulated under Zidane.
A true legend of the club and has really stepped up as a leader this season. pic.twitter.com/FWRWuJAetG
— BlancoTalks (@BlancoTalks) April 6, 2019
With a struggling RealMadrid, Karim Benzema has so far scored 26 goals in all competitions, More than:
— Allu Madridista (@hassan_alhan) April 6, 2019
The Real Madrid defence has been quite off colour of late and were poor once again in the lead up to Eibar’s goal. And naturally, the fans were critical of the performance.
Real madrid’s defence this season🤦♂️
— King (@kobby_raey) April 6, 2019
— #BOB_BaseOnBelieveTips (@bobilieve) April 6, 2019
— TheAdvocate👨🏽⚖️ (@p_adermoo) April 6, 2019