Eden Hazard finally made a breakthrough in Real Madrid shirt, as Los Merengues downed Granada at home to head to the international window as La Liga toppers
Los Blancos’ marquee summer signing has been subjected to a wave of criticism after enduring the underwhelming start to the season.
Arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu with huge expectations, the 28-year-old has failed to repay the trust and above all justify €100million Real forked out to lure him away from Chelsea.
However, the Belgium international emerged as the architect of Los Merengues’ convincing 4-2 home triumph over second-placed Granada on Saturday afternoon.
Eden Hazard has scored his first ever official Real Madrid goal. WHAT A BEAUTY! 😍https://t.co/rXhCZz26EE— SPORTbible (@sportbible) October 5, 2019
Although the hosts got off to a flying start through Karim Benzema, the Belgian stole the show later on, showing flashes of brilliance that brought him to Madrid in the first place.
Hazard has demonstrated why he is regarded as a world-class player with a delightful chip to beat the visitor’s goalkeeper Rui Silva in the final moments of the first half.
After putting daylight between the sides, the pacey forward provided an assist to Luka Modric midway point through the second half, who made it 3-0 for the home side.
The ‘Madridistas’ had to wait for six games to see their new No. 7 at his best, but their patience paid off eventually.