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Real Madrid return to the top of La Liga ahead of Barcelona courtesy of a 4-1 win over Eibar in the Basque Country on Saturday afternoon.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale (left) argues with the referee after being red-carded during the La Liga tie against Las Palmas at Bernabeu on Wednesday.

There were goals from James Rodriguez and Marco Asensio, two players who had fallen out of the first-choice squad.

Real bagged a fourth goal in the 60th minute as Marcos Asensio poked home from close range, after James's had struck the upright.

This will also be an important game for Navas, whose recent performances have not been solid enough to be the long-term starter for Real Madrid.

Barcelona host Celta Vigo tomorrow night, while Sevilla are not in action until Monday when they travel to Copa del Rey finalists Alaves.

30' - GOAL! Eibar 0-3 Real Madrid: There's the third goal and this game is over as a contest.

Madrid battled back from 3-1 down with 10 men thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's double.

"Whenever I came here as a visiting player I knew that Ipurua was a hard place to come given how the fans and the team get on top of you", Leon told reporters on Thursday.

Real Madrid and Eibar have played seven matches in history, five of them in LaLiga after 2014 (the remaining two were played in Copa del Rey 2003-04 season with Madrid going through). But we have played very well here, with intensity. "We're relying on ourselves, we'll never look for excuses and we know what we can get by working and fighting in training and matches".

Madrid are now on the longest scoring streak ever by a La Liga side, thus beating the previous record held by Barcelona at 44 games. Luka is a very important player for us.

Boateng has scored seven goals for the Canary club, that is better than he has done in the last three years.

"If we want to win La Liga we can not drop points, playing every three days we will need to rotate".

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