Karim Benzema’s double against Eibar saw Real Madrid get back to winning ways after a hard-fought 2-1 victory.
Zinedine Zidane’s second spell at the Bernabeu started with consecutive victories, but his side suffered a 2-1 defeat against Valencia on Wednesday.
They got off to a slow start as Marc Cardona gave the visitors a shock lead, leaving Zidane’s men with it all to do in the second half.
However, Benzema hauled the home side level after the break when he headed in Marco Asensio’s cross.
The French forward completed the turnaround nine minutes from time, converting Toni Kroos’ cross to earn them the points.
Benzema almost completed his hat-trick late on, striking the woodwork, but now has 26 goals in all competitions this season.
Gareth Bale, who was jeered by home supporters earlier in the season, received whistles from the Bernabeu crowd after being ruled offside three times in the first 15 minutes and firing well wide from distance.
There were further whistles as Real left the pitch a goal behind at the interval, and it looked like it may not be the home side’s day when Benzema saw a goal disallowed by the video assistant referee for offside after the break.
Captain Sergio Ramos was rested and left out of the matchday squad entirely, while Thibaut Courtois remained absent as Zidane continued with Keylor Navas in goal. His son, Luca Zidane, was on the bench.
Real remain third in La Liga, 10 points behind leaders Barcelona, who face second-placed Atletico Madrid on Sunday.