Real Madrid held at Villarreal after fourth penalty in two matches

Real Madrid held at Villarreal after fourth penalty in two matches
By: Reuters |

November 21, 2020 11:48:16 pm

Villarreal’s Takefusa Kubo in motion with Real Madrid’s Ferland Mendy. (Reuters)

Real Madrid conceded a fourth penalty in two video games as they drew 1-1 at Villarreal in La Liga on Saturday, dropping factors for the second recreation in a row.

Zinedine Zidane’s facet have been lacking seven gamers by way of damage and sickness, together with the indispensable trio of Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema and Casemiro, however the champions went forward in the second minute with a diving header from Mariano Diaz.

Villarreal protested the purpose because the linesman had momentarily flagged for offside in opposition to Lucas Vazquez, who by no means made contact with the ball, and Dani Carvajal picked it up earlier than crossing to Mariano.

Unai Emery’s Villarreal have been a lot improved in the second half and after spurning quite a few possibilities striker Gerard Moreno beat Thibaut Courtois from the spot in the 76th minute after the Belgian keeper had felled substitute Samuel Chukwueze.

Villarreal went trying to find a winner and nearly discovered one by way of Japanese teenager Takefusa Kubo, who’s on mortgage from Madrid, however Courtois stood agency to make the save.

Real, who have been overwhelmed 4-1 by Valencia in their final league recreation, are fourth in the standings on 17 factors, whereas Villarreal are second on 19. Real Sociedad are prime with 20 factors.

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