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Former Chelsea star Eden Hazard has been struggling since leaving Chelsea for Real Madrid. The Belgian superstar has had a slow start to life in Spain and has been criticised by the Spanish media for failing to start his Madrid career with a bang as was expected of him.
Hazard, who was criticised in pre-season for allegedly carrying excess weight as he returned to training and missed the start of the campaign with a thigh problem, has now netted on his sixth official appearance for Real Madrid and his fifth as a starter.
The Los Blancos defeated Granada 4-2 at the Bernabeu Stadium, and Hazard scored the second goal of the game and it was a beauty.
Just before half-time, Hazard was under pressure from two Granada defenders but he lob Rui Silva from just inside the box to extend Madrid’s lead after Fede Valverde had won the ball back in the opposition half in Saturday’s game.
The former Chelsea fan favourite will be relieved with the goal having failed to score or assist in his first five matches for his club.
Hazard’s first goal arrived in added time at the end of the first half against Granada putting Madrid 2-0 up after Karim Benzema’s early opener. But it wasn’t done for the Belgian as he picked up his first assist for Madrid when he laid off a pass to Luka Modric some 30 yards from goal in the second-half.
Hazard was then taken off after 69 minutes, as he was replaced by Isco after the Belgian enjoyed his best game for his new side thus far.