​Real Madrid set two impressive La Liga goal scoring records as they cruised to a 4-1 win against Eibar on Saturday.


Karim Benzema's opening goal broke the record of La Liga sides in all competitions, making it 45 consecutive games in which Los Blancos have now found the net. It also matched the league's longest ever goal scoring run of 37 successive games.


Benzema later added another goal to complete his brace, while James Rodriguez and Marco Asensio also added to the comprehensive victory.

SD Eibar v Real Madrid CF - La Liga

The attacking feat was made all the more commendable by the absence of top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 18 league goals to his name this season.


Benzema's double took his La Liga tally to seven, although he has scored an impressive five goals in the Champions League alone. Alvaro Morata has eight strikes to his name, while the recently returned Gareth Bale has scored seven - the Welshman was serving the first of a two-game suspension against Eibar however.


Coach Zinedine Zidane praised the performance of Benzema after the game, as Real Madrid moved temporarily back to the top of the league.

"I am happy for his game, for the two goals, and he was also involved in the other two," he said - via ​Sky Sports. "I am happy for him, and for all of them. We all played very well."


Barcelona later returned to the summit of the table, but Real Madrid have a game in hand and are just one point behind their rivals.

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