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Twenty minutes remain at Valdebebas and Madrid now defending their slender lead as they play into the driving wind and rain. Sad to admit but Pedro Leon is not the player he once was. His recent career has been hampered by injury but he looks slow and lacking sharpness.

Benzema heads over but does well to beat his markers. Eibar have yet to really get going in this second half. Light rain falling now at Valdebebas with the loss of Gil a major blow for Eibar. Inui has yet to really find the form of a few years ago with Los Armeros.

The whistle sounds for the interval. Madrid lead through the 41st min. Asensio strike after having two goals ruled out for offside ( correctly it has to be said)

Inui warms up on the sideline for Eibar. Gil looks to be in trouble with just a minutes of the half remaining. Gil does well but overhits a ball. We’ve not seen the best of the Andalusian starlet this afternoon.

Into the final ten of the half and Mendilibar will be the happier of the two managers with the current result. Eibar battling to avoid relegation after seven seasons in the top flight.

The ball is in the net as Casemiro slots home but the flag was up for an earlier offside. Three times now Madrid have had the ball in the Eibar net.

A win over Eibar today would see Real Madrid recover second place in the table with Barcelona not in action until Monday where Koeman’s side face Valladolid.

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