Atletico Madrid have been lively enough in the opening 28 minutes, but their striker Diego Costa was sent off during the first half of the match.
Costa did head an effort over the bar, while Antoine Griezmann fired a strike straight at Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
The Spain international was sent off in the 28th minute by referee Gil Manzano for the apparent use of foul and abusive language.
The forward was straight in the face of the official after he did not get a decision in a clash with Lionel Messi.
Manzano handed Costa a straight red card, while Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin were also booked.
The red card changed their approach, forcing them into a rearguard action. Diego Simeone’s men have one of the best defences in the world and their reputation will be put to the test in the second half by the Catalan club.
The home side had come close before the drama as Jordi Alba hit the post, while Philippe Coutinho saw an effort well saved by Jan Oblak.
However, it has not been a thriller between LaLiga’s top two sides yet.
Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo has ended Stoke City’s 390-minute wait for a goal as his spectacular effort nailed Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.
He capped another outstanding midfield display with a scintillating first half effort to earn Nathan Jones his third win as Potters boss.
His effort proved to be the only goal of the game, although City squandered an opportunity to extend their lead on the stroke of half-time as Bojan failed to convert from the penalty spot.
The loss of Tom Ince and skipper Ryan Shawcross to injuries represented low points on an otherwise positive afternoon as the Potters also extended their impressive run without conceding a goal to more than 500 minutes.
Barcelona loanee Marc Cardona’s goal in the 39th minute separates Eibar from Real Madrid in the first half at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Meanwhile, Madrid did have a goal disallowed early in the game after Bale squared the ball to Benzema who tapped the ball into the back of the empty net, but there was an offside in the build-up so it didn’t stand.
Eibar looked the more dangerous side when they got into the final third though and they got the goal they deserved after Gonzalo Escalante picked out Cardona who chipped the ball over Navas and into the back of the net to give his side the lead.
Real Madrid boss Zidane did not look happy with his side as he went down the tunnel for half-time and he will expect his team to improve in the final third if they want to pull a goal back in the second half.
Eibar didn’t create a lot of chances in the first half, but they did look like the bigger threat in the first half, so Mendilibar will be hoping for more of the same when they come back after the break.
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has warned on the Catalan giants’ fans to desist from whistling Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann on Saturday night.
The Frenchman rejected a move to the Catalan giants last summer in favour of penning a new long-term contract at Los Rojiblancos, and travels to the Camp Nou for the first time since that episode, reports Football Espana.
“I don’t want our fans to focus on opposition players with whistles, I want them to support our team,” Valverde told reporters, as cited by El Mundo Deportivo.
“I do not like it when players are whistled or abused at a match, supporters should be there to support their team and not anything else.