Real Madrid has again lost points in La Liga on Saturday. Coach Zinedine Zidane’s team drew 1-1 at Villarreal.
Real took the lead after two minutes in Estadio de la Cerámica. Mariano Díaz, who started in the striker as a replacement for the injured Karim Benzema, hit home from a cross by Dani Carvajal.
For a long time the 0-1 remained on the scoreboard, but fifteen minutes before the end, Villarreal got the perfect chance to score the equalizer. The ball hit the spot after a foul by Thibaut Courtois on Samuel Chukwueze, after which Gerard Moreno used the penalty. After that, no more goals were scored.
Real lost points for the fourth time this season. ‘De Koninklijke’ went down 4-1 at Valencia in the last game before the international period. Earlier this season, they lost at home to newly promoted Cádiz (0-1) and played a draw at Real Sociedad (1-1).
Real remains fourth due to the draw against Villarreal. The reigning champion has as many points as number three Atlético Madrid, which has played two matches less. Villarreal occupies second place and is one point behind leader Real Sociedad, which will visit Cádiz on Sunday.
Later that day, Ronald Koeman and FC Barcelona will visit Atlético Madrid. The top match in Estadio Wanda Metropolitano starts at 9 p.m.
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