Ronaldo 'from another galaxy' - Zidane

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during their Spanish league match against Eibar at the Ipurua stadium in Eibar

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during their Spanish league match against Eibar at the Ipurua stadium in Eibar

Despite the victory, Zidane's men remain 12 points shy of league leaders Barcelona and four short of Atletico Madrid, and they have played a game more than both of their rivals.

Los Blancos' infamous trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and even Karim Benzema have struggled to find their footing in the league, but with Real Madrid slowly picking up the pace things are certainly looking up.

Eventually Madrid appeared to exert a degree of control and Ronaldo - following a moment of Luka Modric inspiration - opened the scoring in the 34th minute, continuing his brilliant recent form.

Ramos had earlier been at fault for ex-Wigan defender Ivan Ramis' equalising goal.

After almost half an hour, Real's coach Zinedine Zidane was forced to make the first change, bringing in Nacho for Raphael Varane, who left the field after a skull-to-skull collision with Kike Garcia.

They have played a great game, especially in the first half.

Eibar had a number of chances to win the tie, but Ronaldo popped up late on to secure all three points for his team.

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Shortly after, the visitors had the lead, Modric finding Ronaldo with a remarkable lofted pass using the outside of his foot and the forward finishing the chance with aplomb.

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

In front, Real improved but five minutes into the second half and Eibar were level.

Keylor Navas then had to be at his best in the 19th minute, tipping Kike's 20-yard effort just past the post.

Eibar's goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic first prevented Bale from getting Real on the scoreboard, while defender Ander Capa anticipated Ronaldo's move to eliminate the danger.

Real were ragged early on as Takashi Inui, Kike Garcia and Joan Jordan all went close to giving Eibar the lead. The Welshmen though glanced his header from the resultant corner just wide of the target.

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