Eden Hazard was in the base at Real Madrid for the first time in a long time on Saturday. And for 70 minutes, the Red Devil showed that he can still flash.
The Royal is in full title battle with Atlético Madrid and FC Barcelona. So it had to win against Osasuna, whatever it did. It became 2-0 after goals from Eder Militao and Casemiro. Hazard played 70 minutes at Real, it was his first starting place in three months, and at one point flashed with a sublime heel towards the continuous Marco Asensio.
Unfortunately, the Dutch Spaniard could not do much with it, but in the Spanish press they were quite satisfied with Hazard’s performance.
“The number seven was finally back in the starting eleven after three months and played a big part in most of the minutes he was on the field,” said Marca. “There were some really encouraging signs before he was pulled over after 70 minutes.”
Hazard received a 7 out of 10 from AS. “The Belgian started with a lot of energy,” writes the Spanish newspaper. “He even delivered an excellent heel on Asensio. A little later Herrera (Osasuna’s goalkeeper, ed.) Prevented him from scoring from close range. After 70 minutes, Hazard was replaced. It was a good test in view of Chelsea (in the return leg of the semi-finals of the Champions League next Wednesday, ed.). ”
Fansite Managing Madrid also gave Hazard a 7 out of 10. “He looked solid for a long time. Hazard did some fun tricks and attacked the defense. The Red Devil even had the chance to get on the scoreboard, but a good save prevented that. ”