BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Marco Asensio և Karim Benzema on Saturday 2: They gained a 0-0 advantage over Eibar when Real Madrid intensified their Champions League title race against Liverpool in the Champions League.
Asensio had already hit the woodwork, opening the score in the 41st minute. Benzema added the second goal with a header from the 73rd.
Madrid moved three points ahead of leaders Atletico Madrid, who are facing a tough test in fourth-placed Sicily on Sunday. “Barcelona” is four points behind, before playing “Valladolid” on Monday.
In the first match of the quarterfinals of the Champions League, Madrid will host “Liverpool” on Tuesday. Four days later, it plays a key game in the Spanish league against Barcelona, which will be followed by its return match at Liverpool on April 14.
“We have a week ahead of us, the first goal was to win today,” said Asensio after scoring the third goal in as many games.
Now we have the first game against Liverpool and then against Barcelona. “These will be very demanding meetings. We have to meet the challenges.”
Madrid coach ined inedin id dan calmed down his first-choice central defender Rafael Varane for the upcoming games due to a left leg injury with Sergio Ramos. Reserve players Nacho Fernandez և Ider Militano started with Ferland Mendy with three men. Tony Cross, who took the place in the starting 11 of Isco Alarcon, had a rest.
The Madrid team dominated the whole game. Eibar needed goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic to give Benzema a one-on-one chance three minutes into the game after defender Alejandro Pozo made a terrific pass that struck Madrid in the box.
Asensio took a free-kick from the post before scoring.
Kazemiro stopped the pass and immediately sent the ball to Asensio, who exercised excellent control, passing to defender Ana Arbila before Dmitrovic’s shot.
In the first half, Eibar was limited to two long-range efforts by midfielder Pape Diop. His attack was later mitigated when striker Brian Gill, who made his debut in Spain last week, had to be substituted in midfield due to an obvious leg injury.
But the visitors got almost rain from the pouring rain to play for half an hour after a strong wind. Lucas Vazquez’s pass to Thibaut Courtois slipped next to him, Madrid had to slide to hit the ball clearly before it crossed the goal line.
After that fear, Benzema questioned the result when substitute Vinicius Jr. passed him, scoring his 18th league goal of the season.
“Eibar” remained in the relegation zone after 12 rounds without a victory.
“We barely bothered them in the first half,” said Eibar striker Kike Garcia. “We knew it was a tough game.”
Gran Era Moreno scored a hat-trick for Villarreal 3 at Granada. In a 0-0 win, the Spanish national team striker scores 19 goals in a league game this season.
In addition to opening and closing the score from the penalty spot, Moreno doubled the lead in the 18th minute with a brilliant solo concert. Moreno used the open space inside his trunk to knock the resulting pass while he was spinning without his mark. He then hit the goalkeeper’s goal in terms of goalkeeping.
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