NEWS | 20/12/2020 | Javier VázquezThe Whites head into the penultimate clash of the year on a four-match winning run (9:00pm CET).
As they look to do so, Real Madrid have Benzema in their ranks in the midst of a superb goalscoring streak, having found the back of the net four times in the last three encounters following his doubles against Borussia Mönchengladbach and Athletic. Add to that the fact the French forward hit another brace on Madrid's last visit to the Biscay-based club in a 4-0 win.
"It'll be a tough game and we'll have to be at our best”, commented Zidane in the pre-match press conference. Casemiro will be back in the 22-man squad for the second game of the week, having served a suspension for accumulated yellow cards last time out.
Éibar currently sit halfway up the league table with 15 points. In twelfth place, Mendilibar's men are also enjoying a decent run of late and they're unbeaten in their last five LaLiga games (one win and four draws) conceding just two goals in that time. Kike García and Esteban Burgos are their leading scorers with three apiece.