(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – An Eden Hazard hat-trick lit-up Real Madrid’s training session on Thursday. It had so many of the traits that made Zinedine Zidane so keen to sign him last summer.
There were two goals scored right-footed coming in off the left wing, the second of which kissed the underside of the crossbar before it hit the back of the net.
And there was a right-foot finish, rolled in from close range after he had taken a pass from Karim Benzema with whom he was supposed to form a brilliant partnership with in his first season.
The goals were scored on one of the training pitches at Real Madrid’s out-of-town Valdebebas training complex, just a long-drop kick from the club’s B-team Alfredo di Stefano stadium where they will play their last six home games of the season.
A modest 6,000-capacity venue for the what could turn out to be an extraordinary end to Hazard’s first year at Madrid if he leads the club to the title having over-turned Barcelona’s two point lead.
The first of those remaining home games will take place next Sunday against Eibar, one day after the one-year anniversary of Hazard’s presentation at the Bernabeu.