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Eibar vs Real Madrid: Player Ratings

Gritty away game that gives Madrid the spoils.

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Keylor Navas: 7 - Kept a clean sheet, which was good news considering Madrid had conceded 7 in their past 2 games and made 3 decent saves from Eibar attacks.

Dani Carvajal: 6 - Did a decent job on defence whilst contributing nothing spectacular. Still, it's definitely an improvement on the suspect defending Danilo has been providing of late.

Pepe: 8 - Pepe marshalled the relatively youthful back-line well and as the veteran of the defence he also put in the best performance. He was always in the right place at the right time to clear the ball and, a result, the Madrid goal of danger.

Nacho: 6 - The utility player paired well with Pepe in the heart of defence but his first touch led to him sometimes making errors when pressured by Eibar's forwards as his 69% pass completion ration illustrates.

Danilo: 6 - A far more acceptable display from the Brazilian full-back as he completed his duty in defence solidly despite not setting the turf on fire when tasked to bomb forward to help the attack.

Toni Kroos: 5 - This was a fairly average game for Toni who unsurprisingly displayed good passing but let fans down in other areas, namely defensive contribution and chance creation.

Luka Modric: 8 - Modric was probably Madrid's man of the match as he grabbed himself the sole assist of the game and generally ran proceedings from the centre of the pitch.

Mateo Kovacic: 7 - Kovacic has had a mixed beginning to his Real Madrid career as he's struggled to make a big impression, mostly due to being used sparingly in fairness. This game he started and did well on the defensive end putting in the tackles when necessary and also dribbled well with the ball at his feet.

James Rodríguez: 5 - Aside from the glorious ball the put Ronaldo through on goal 10 minutes into the match the Colombian wizard had an off-day as he produced little of note thereafter whilst his passing was erratic, losing possession too often. Duly subbed in the second half.

Gareth Bale: 8 - He was by far Madrid's most dangerous player against Eibar and troubled them with his physical abilities. He opened the scoring from a pin-point Luka Modric cross and completed more key passes than any other player.

Cristiano Ronaldo: 5 - Despite continuing to score at a decent rate, Ronaldo simply seems to be a shadow of himself and is becoming less efficient by the game it seems. An easy penalty conversion helped seal the three points.

Lucas Vázquez: 7 - The former youth product replaced James and was a positive driving force in the game. In fact, it was his piercing run that caused Madrid to win the penalty that killed off the game.

Casemiro & Benzema: Not enough minutes played.

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