• Real Madrid made the most out of their La Liga return with a 3-1 victory against SD Eibar
  • Eden Hazard has struggled this past season with a fibula injury
  • The return match featured Hazard stepping up for the club

The games are back and Real Madrid is picking up right where they left off with a 3-1 victory over SD Eibar. While the strong victory doesn’t come off as a huge surprise, one notable bright spot in the return was Eden Hazard’s performance.

Per The Real Champs, Real Madrid saw a positive performance from Hazard with the way he worked well with Karim Benzema. It’s been months since his last piece of action due to being sidelined with a fibula injury. With incredible off-ball movement and stepping up on the defensive end, Hazard made his presence felt in the game.

The duo of Hazard and Benzema displayed how promising they are and can be utilized in the remaining La Liga games. Given how they performed in the recent match, Real Madrid is determined in finishing the campaign strongly.

The manner Hazard was moving comfortably showed the confidence their team has for him. Despite being careful with his time, he still ended up playing big minutes for the team. Per, Zinedine Zidane was impressed with how Hazard performed in the match.

"We knew Eden would lack a bit of rhythm to play the whole game. In the end, he played an hour and played well, too," Zidane said.

The communication between the team’s top players such as Sergio Ramos and Benzema has been tremendous to the delight of Zidane. The manner that Benzema stepped up with Hazard on his side was also noticeable and worth the recognition from Los Blancos’ manager.

"I don't know his diet, but Karim takes great care of himself, like most players," Zidane said.

"It's wonderful to see them communicate and I have to talk mostly about the second goal, which came from a pass from Eden to Ramos," Zidane concluded.

It will be interesting to see how Real Madrid moves forward with their lineup in the remaining games of the season. Expectations are high for the team now as they’re seeking to overtake their rivals FC Barcelona and come away with the La Liga title.

Eden Hazard has endured a nightmare first season at Real Madrid but could make amends in the final 11 games.
Eden Hazard moved from Chelsea to Real Madrid in the summer of 2019 AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS