If Real Madrid loses a game, today is the day it is most likely to happen.
Los Blancos have more players injured than ever. Zidane has to plan a lineup without Sergio Ramos, Benzema, Casemiro, Militao, Jovic and Valverde. Players like Mariano or Odegaard have the chance to show Zidane what they are capable for
A win today in La Ceramica would mean climbing to the second spot on the table.
It is the perfect game for Villarreal to beat Real Madrid and keep their home run without losing a game.
However, Paco Alcacer who is the club top goalscorer will not be able to make it to the game due to an injury.
Carlos Acosta will join you during the broadcast of the match.Embed from Getty Images
The referee flips the coin and Villarreal will start the game.
1′ KICK OFF
Mariano Díaz scores a great header after a cross from Dani Carvajal who is playing after recovering from a two month injury!
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VAR checked the goal as it looked to be offside from Lucas Vazquez but the Hernandez Hernandez gives the goal.
Mendy crosses the ball but Sergio Asenjo blocks easily enough the ball.
What a start!
Mendy stops Villarreal counterattack by fouling Gerard Moreno.
Great play from Manu Trigueros who combines with his teammates and Varane clears it to a corner.
Dani Parejo close from scoring a header which came from a brilliant cross from Gerard Moreno.
Mariano´s early goal has surprised Villarreal and it seems like they don´t know how to put Real Madrid in danger.
Real Madrid dominating,
Thiabut Courtois blocks with ease Alfonso Pedraza´s cross.
Kroos delivers a great ball to Carvajal whose shot does not go on target.
WHAT A RUN FROM MARIANO!
Mariano gets the ball from his own half, dribbles through five Villarreal players, passes the ball to Lucas Vazquez and Mariano gets a rebound who then shoots and hits the post.
Emery is not satisfied with the referees and keeps complaining.Embed from Getty Images
Villarreal have not shot on target once in the game.
Mario Gaspar stops Eden Hazard who was about to start a run towards the goal.
Thw referee gives one more minute to the first half.
An early goal from Mariano gives Real Madrid the lead in a game where there has not be many chances and where Real Madrid have dominated.
A solid defence is what Real Madrid has been lacking for the past games but today they are showing the opposite.
Villarreal on the other side can not find the way to create chances and are letting Courtois have a calm game.
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Carvajal fails to give a good pass which ends up at Carlos Bacca who sees Gerard Moreno but Nacho Fernandez anticipates and clears off the ball.
Mariano who is in every single play gives a through ball to Lucas Vazquez who shoots with his left foot from outside the box but goes over the goal.
Odegaard long shots but Villarreal defender blocks it.
Isco who has been involved in controversy is now warming up.Embed from Getty Images
Gerard Moreno had the equaliser!
Great pressure from Parejo who steals the ball gives it to Trigueros and delivers to Gerard Moreno whose shot is about to go in.
Best chance of the game.
Triple substitution for Villarreal:
Bacca, Trigueros and Pedraza out, and Estupiñan, Yeremy Pino and Chukweze enter.
Chukweze connects with Parejo wo then gives back the pass and the Nigerian volleys it above the bar.
Double substitution from Real Madrid
Modric and Iborra slide at the sime time in order to get the ball but unfortunately, Modric contacts with Iborra´s leg.
Another clash and this one is harder, between Mario and Nacho.
What a blow … The referee says it is a foul by Nacho and yellow.
Estupiñan runs down the wing, delivers a magnificent cross and Parejo shoots from the edge of the box.
Villarreal each time closer.
Raul Albiol shoots too far away however makes Courtois dive.Embed from Getty Images
Lucas Vazquez from the edge of the box, turns around and his shots goes to corner after a deflection.
Estupiñan gives a through ball to Chukweze and Courtois knocks down the player.
Gerard Moreno equalises the game!
Moreno shoots down the left corner and despite Courtois guessing the way, the ball goes in.
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Emery has chosen the right substitutes. Two of the three subs involved in the goal.
Marco Asensio enters the pitch looking for a goal and Mariano leaves.
Great performance by Mariano.
Asensio crossed the ball and when Lucas Vazquez was about to tap it in, Estupiñan reached before him and cleared it off.
Gaspar is injured and Ruben Peña will replace him.
Takefusa Kubo replaces Moi Gomez.
A reminder that Kubo is a Real Madrid player loaned to Villarreal.
Three minutes more for the game to ened.
Pino gets a yellow card after grabbing Carvajal.
Kubo shoots after dribbles past Courtois but Carvajal blocks it and clears it.
Great foul by Kroos which doesn´t let Kubo run to the goal.
Incredible game in La Ceramica which ends in a draw. Any team could´ve won the game.
In the first half, Real Madrid dominated the game however, they conceded another penalty and Villarreal pressured and pushed so much that in the end they could´ve taken the three points.Embed from Getty Images