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Mar 10, 2018 at 12pm UK at ​Estadio Municipal de Ipurúa (Eibar)
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Zinedine Zidane: 'Cristiano Ronaldo from another planet'

Zidane: 'Ronaldo from another planet'
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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane heaps praise on Cristiano Ronaldo and insists that his side can still win the title this season following their 2-1 win over Eibar.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo following the forward's match-winning display against Eibar this afternoon.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner continued his remarkable form in front of goal with a brace to help Los Blancos to a hard-fought victory at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium, sealing the points with an 84th-minute winner.

Ronaldo has now scored 14 times in his last eight La Liga matches to well and truly put a slow start to the campaign behind him, and Zidane insists that Madrid can also overcome their poor start and still retain the La Liga title this season.

"[Ronaldo] is from another planet. He knows that he's going to score, he's very positive. He's a different and special player. His stats speak for themselves. He's a very good player and he's ours," Zidane told the club's official website.

"We've still got a chance of winning La Liga and that'll be the case until the end of the season,. It'll be tough, but sometimes, if you drop your guard you are made to pay. The important thing is to keep moving forward. We need to keep putting wins on the board if we want to achieve anything, that is what we will try to do.

"Today we managed it. We must enjoy this win, rest up for a few days, something we have not done for a while, and then focus on the Girona game. You've got to recognise the performance from Eibar, who put in a great display. They were the better team.

"They were excellent, particularly in the first half. It's a tough place to come and they're a good side that are enjoying a super season. We knew that we'd have to dig in, and although we struggled when on the ball, we fought together and showed good spirit to get the win. We're pleased with today."

Despite the win, Real Madrid remain in third place and 15 points adrift of leaders Barcelona.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona16104246192734
2Sevilla1694329161331
3Atletico MadridAtletico1687124121231
4Real Madrid169252419529
5Real Betis167451918125
6AlavesAlaves167451817125
7Getafe166641712524
8Levante166462730-322
9GironaGirona165651719-221
10Celta Vigo165652824421
11Espanyol166371823-521
12Real Valladolid165561518-320
13EibarEibar165562024-420
14Valencia1631031313019
15Real Sociedad165471819-119
16Leganes164661519-418
17Villarreal163671721-415
18Athletic Bilbao162951523-815
19Rayo Vallecano1624101531-1610
20Huesca1615101432-188

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