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He s**t himself a little - Zidane explains Ramos' mid-game exit

He s**t himself a little - Zidane explains Ramos' mid-game exit

Cristiano Ronaldo was Real Madrid's hero yet again as the in-form Portugal star scored twice in Saturday's 2-1 win at Eibar, including the late victor that prevents them losing further ground on LaLiga's top two.

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.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring against Eibar, but the hosts then leveled through Ivan Rumis.

The five-time Ballon D'Or victor has scored 14 goals in his last eight LaLiga matches after netting just four times before the turn of the year.

Modric wanted a penalty for handball on Jose Angel but there was very little in it, as Dmitrovic somehow denied Ronaldo with an excellent one-handed save as the Portuguese connected to a cross from the left from Bale.

Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane sent on Karim Benzema and Lucas Vazquez to look for the victor.

Ronaldo subsequently punished that miss, meeting Dani Carvajal's right-wing cross with a powerful header that gave Dmitrovic no chance and sent Madrid back to the capital victorious.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo heads the ball during the Spanish La Liga football match between Real Madrid and SD Eibar at Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain, Saturday, March10, 2018.

And Eibar's start gave every indication that Zidane's men were in for a long day, as they troubled through Leon in the first minute, the former Madrid winger's cross almost finding Kike Garcia.

Ronaldo's goals were his 17th and 18th in the league this season. Only Lionel Messi has a longer current run (10).

Madrid defender Raphael Varane was substituted in the 26th after a blow to the head. He was replaced by Nacho.

After almost half an hour, Real's coach Zinedine Zidane was forced to make the first change, bringing in Nacho for Raphael Varane, who left the field after a skull-to-skull collision with Kike Garcia.

Real now sit just four points behind Atletico in the standings, while Eibar remain in eighth despite a valiant effort against the defending champions.