Eibar 1-2 Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo the Saviour Again

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First Ramos saw his 42nd-minute header fly wide before Dmitrovic made a superb save to tip Ronaldo's deflected shot over his goal.

With 73 minutes on the clock and the scores still tied at 1-1 Ramos ran off the pitch.

Ivan Ramis headed in a deserved equaliser shortly after half-time but Ronaldo popped up six minutes from time to convert Dani Carvajal's cross, leaving Zidane delighted. "He knows that he will score".

Ronaldo, who scored in the 2-1 win at PSG on Tuesday as Real Madrid moved into the Champions League quarter-finals, has now scored 13 goals in his last seven games. He is a different, special player.

'The numbers speak for themselves and I'm just glad he is with us.

Currently, the club is in the best shape possible and their form means they can go all the way to make more history in the Champions League.

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But he returned just in time to see in-form Cristiano Ronaldo grab his second goal of the match - and 33 of the season - to secure a 2-1 victory.

The win has now temporarily closed the gap between Real and their fierce rivals Atletico Madrid to four points as Zidane's side look to stay in touching distance of the top two.

Croatian playmaker Modric who had not kicked a ball since February 14 due to injury played a sublime pass to Ronaldo who fired the ball into the net from 12 yards.

Eibar started the second half with confidence, and after a fierce cross from Gonzalo Escalante forced a diving save from Navas, the home side was soon level. His whipped cross found the leaping Ronaldo and he made no mistake.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his second goal beside Lucas Vazquez after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and SD Eibar at Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain, Saturday, March 10, 2018.