‘Hazard is back, be very scared’: Real Madrid fans praise £100m underdog Eden Hazard as the Belgian comes off the bench and scores his first European goal since in a 3-0 win over Celtic in the Champions League 650 days achieved
Real Madrid fans sing the praises of Eden Hazard after he came on as a substitute and scored his first European goal in 650 days in a 3-0 Champions League win over Celtic.
The winger has endured a nightmare in the Spanish capital since arriving from Chelsea in 2019 but things are starting to change in the second half of 2022.
The 31-year-old started the group game at Celtic Park on the bench but was brought on in the 30th minute, replacing the injured Karim Benzema.
Eden Hazard came off the bench and scored his first European goal in 650 days in Celtic’s win
The £100m outcast scored a goal and assist for Real Madrid following his induction
Vinicius Junior scored for Real for the first time in the 65th minute before the £100m man drifted into the Celtic half and skipped a challenge and handed a lovely pass to Luka Modric.
The Croatian scored an outrageous shot outside the boot goal after a few rebounds in the penalty area.
Hazard’s strong performance was then rewarded with 13 minutes from time, scoring his first European goal in 650 days and his first free play in over five years.
The 31-year-old winger also set up midfielder Luka Modric with a nice pass
Real Madrid fans quickly took to social media to praise the winger for his superb performance.
One fan wrote: “Eden Hazard has averaged a goal or assist every 30 (!) minutes this season. Back to his best.
Another said: “Let your apologies be as loud as your disrespect. Eden Hazard is back!
A third said: “Hazard was phenomenal today, he could actually have a good season.
Another added: “Hazard is back. Be afraid, be very afraid.
Hazard was a star for Chelsea before making his big move to the Bernabeu and fans are now wondering if he could return to his best if he stays fit.
One person said: “Having Hazard fully fit is a joy for all football fans.
Another wrote: “Everybody loves Hazard. Enough said.
While a third tweeted: “That was Vintage Hazard, tears in my eyes.
Another added: “Hazard best player on the pitch.”
Real midfielder Toni Kroos was also asked about his teammate Hazard after full-time and broke it up perfectly.
He explained: “Danger? It was never a question of quality, it was his physical condition, the injuries. He came on as a substitute today and did well. Let’s hope he keeps it up.”
However, Hazard has only played 39 minutes in LaLiga so far this season, as well as the 60 minutes he played in the Champions League last night.