Moreno decides the point
Real Madrid failed to take the top spot in the Spanish La Liga, at least temporarily. The team coached by Carlo Ancelotti and made up of German pros Toni Kroos and Antonio Rüdiger lost 2-1 (0-0) at Villarreal on Saturday.
The hosts took the lead shortly after the break through Yéremy Pino (47th). Then there was a hand penalty for both teams: Karim Benzema first equalized (60th) for the Champions League winner before Gerard Moreno (63rd) scored the final score. It was Villarreal’s first win against Los Blancos since January 2018, when they were 1-0 down in the capital. Coach Quique Setién, who took charge at the end of October, is now on his sixth consecutive victory in ten matches.
Real Madrid could now be left behind by the former leader of FC Barcelona, absent Sunday at Atlético Madrid. « It was a game with chances for both teams, but due to small details we didn’t take anything with us. In the first half hour we struggled to gain clarity in the game at come. Now we have to look at the mistakes and improve. This match was marked as important on the calendar. Because Atlético are playing against Barcelona, we were forced to achieve something important, but unfortunately we didn’t. we couldn’t take anything with us, » said Lucas Vázquez (quoted via ‘realtotal.de’) after the final whistle.
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