Real Madrid held at home by in-form Eibar

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Real Madrid missed the chance to move above Atletico Madrid to the top of La Liga af­ter being held to a 1-1 draw by Eibar in Sun­day af­ter­noon's clash at the Bern­abeu.

Three points would have taken Los Blan­cos above their cap­i­tal ri­vals ahead of the in­ter­na­tional break, but a third straight league draw made it an­other frus­trat­ing af­ter­noon for the Madrid giants.

It was Eibar that in­cred­i­bly made the break­through in the sixth minute, how­ever, when Fran Rico's header from an An­der Capa cross found a route through the body of Key­lor Navas as the Bern­abeu was stunned into si­lence.

There was not quite an im­me­di­ate re­sponse from Real Madrid, but they were level in the 17th minute when Cris­tiano Ron­aldo de­liv­ered a bril­liant cross onto the head of Bale, who nod­ded past Asier Riesgo from close range.

The Bern­abeu emp­tied de­spite the fourth of­fi­cial putting three

Yes­ter­day Va­len­cia-Atl. Madrid ........................ 0-2 Real Madrid-Eibar ........................... 1-1 Es­panyol-Vil­lar­real .......................... 0-0 Malaga-Ath Bil­bao ........................... 2-1 Celta Vigo-Barcelona ....................... 4-3

Standings

Atl. Madrid 7 4 3 0 14 2 15 Real Madrid 7 4 3 0 16 7 15 Sevilla 7 4 2 1 13 10 14 Barcelona 7 4 1 2 22 10 13 Vil­lar­real 7 3 4 0 9 4 13 Ath Bil­bao 7 4 0 3 10 8 12 Las Pal­mas 7 3 2 2 16 13 11 Eibar 7 3 2 2 9 7 11 Real So­ciedad 7 3 1 3 9 9 10 Celta Vigo 7 3 1 3 911 10 Le­ganes 7 3 1 3 710 10 Alaves 7 2 3 2 8 7 9 Dep. La Coruna 7 2 2 3 5 6 8 Malaga 7 2 2 3 7 9 8 Betis 7 2 2 3 8 12 8 Gi­jon 7 2 1 4 6 16 7 Va­len­cia 7 2 0 5 9 14 6 Es­panyol 7 1 3 3 9 14 6 Osasuna 7 0 3 4 7 15 3 Granada CF 7 0 2 5 7 16 2 ad­di­tional min­utes on the board and it was a com­fort­able con­clu­sion for Eibar, who have moved onto 11 points from their seven league games this sea­son.

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