Real Madrid – Villarreal ends in 1-1 draw : Real Madrid missed the chance to move within a point of La Liga leaders Real Sociedad as they were held to a draw by Villarreal.
Mariano’s header after just two minutes gave Real Madrid the ideal start.
Instead, Villarreal got stronger and were awarded a penalty late on when Samuel Chukwueze was brought down and Gerard Moreno slotted in the spot-kick.
Moreno had a good chance to secure all three points for Villarreal and send Unai Emery’s side top of the table but he hesitated when well-placed to shoot and Raphael Varane got the block in.
In end it was a good point for Real Madrid, who were missing a number of first-team players through injury, and they stay fourth in the table behind Villarreal in second.
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