La Liga: Eibar Hands Heavy Defeat To Real Madrid
Real Madrid seems to have entered one chance with Santiago Solari, as the new manager started his reign as permanent coach for Los Blancos with 3-0 disastrous defeat at Eibar.
Solari had proved to be the perfect caretaker manager with four wins in as many games while in temporary charge.
This earned Solari a contract until 2021 over the international break, only for Real to revert to the kind of chaotic display that cost his predecessor, Julen Lopetegui, his job.
Eibar were stronger, more aggressive and, worryingly for Solari, appeared clearer about the plan they wanted to carry out. Marc Cucurella, brilliant down the left, teed up all three goals, scored by Gonzalo Escalante, Sergi Enrich and Kike Garcia.
Real's loss halts their revival under Solari and cost them a golden opportunity to make up ground on Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, before the pair face each other at the Wanda Metropolitano later on Saturday.
Eibar shoot up to seventh, a reward for their first ever victory over Real Madrid at the 11th attempt.