Real Madrid were on Saturday humiliated by rampant Eibar with an emphatic 3-0 La Liga win thanks to strikes from Gonzalo Escalante, Sergi Enrich and Kike Garcia.
Santiago Solari’s first game as permanent coach of Madrid ended in his first defeat, after four consecutive victories during his time as interim manager.
On-loan Barcelona defender Marc Cucurella played a part in each of Eibar’s goals as they tore apart Madrid’s fragile defence and would have added to their tally but for some fine saves by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Eibar’s first ever win over Real Madrid takes them provisionally seventh on 18 points, two behind struggling Real in sixth.
“Eibar played their game, direct, taking advantage of the loose balls; we lost our battles,” said Madrid defender Raphael Varane.
“Collectively we weren’t well positioned, we were not comfortable and we did not find solutions.”
Madrid have lost five games in La Liga this season and leaders Barcelona have the chance to move seven clear of their rivals when they face third-place Atletico Madrid later on Saturday.