EDEN HAZARD saved Real Madrid from blushing as his brilliant extra-time winner sent Real Madrid into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.
Los Blancos overcame Elche thanks to Hazard’s goal deep into extra time, keeping hope of a history QUADRUPLE This season is lively.
Hazard has been tipped to leave Real Madrid this month after a disappointing spell in Spain, but could stick around for a bit longer after tonight.
With a score of 1-1, and Real Madrid trailing by 10 men after Marcelo came on, Hazard was brought on by David Alaba.
The ex-Chelsea man kept his cool, circling the keeper and successfully finishing in his own net FIRSTLY goal of the season in all competitions.
A dull game came to life in extra time, which ended 0-0 after 90 minutes.
A wild 30 minutes saw Marcelo blush after fouling as the last, with Elche leading just two minutes later thanks to Verdu.
Isco leveled things right after extra time, redirecting Dani Ceballos’ effort into a tight corner to create a big stand in the final ten minutes.
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The last clash seemed destined for the penalty spot until Hazard’s goal five minutes away broke Elche’s heart.
Things then took a turn for the worse for the 15th-placed team in LaLiga, when Pere Milla saw red in the closing seconds of the game.
However, once again Hazard was forced to come off the bench – only being brought on at the start of extra time.
But he secured a spot in Carlo Ancelotti’s future starting line-up with a moment of the highest quality.
ONE Win the Spanish Super Cup This season has been on the list for Real, with the club currently leading La Liga, as well as still competing in both the Champions League and Copa del Rey.
Los Blancos fans will even dream of a historic treble at the end of the season.
But Hazard may not be there to witness it.
The 31-year-old has been tipped to return to Stamford Bridge this month, and Chelsea are among the clubs believed to be interested in his signature.
Newcastle and Everton are also said to be very interested, with Hazard starting just eight games in all competitions so far in this campaign.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4507306/watch-chelsea-eden-hazard-goal-real-madrid/ Watch the former Chelsea star’s Eden Hazard score a superb goal in extra time as ten-man Real Madrid qualify for the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey