Spanish La Liga
Villarreal1Real Madrid0

Villarreal 1-0 Real Madrid

Roberto Soldado
Goalscorer Roberto Soldado started his career at Real Madrid

Real Madrid are five points behind leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid after losing to Villarreal in a wasteful performance.

The hosts scored early when Luka Modric lost possession and Cedric Bakambu found Roberto Soldado to place the ball through Keylor Navas' legs.

Real, who are now only three points above fifth-placed Villarreal, had 20 shots but only forced one save.

Cristiano Ronaldo hit the outside of the post in the second half.

Villarreal dominated the early stages and could have led by more but Real were the side on the attack for the majority of the second half, albeit with minimal effect.

Real had won all five games since their 4-0 thrashing by Barcelona in El Clasico last month, although one of those was in the Copa del Rey against Cadiz - a result likely to be struck out after their elimination for fielding an ineligible player.

Line-ups

Villarreal

  • 13Areola
  • 24BaillyBooked at 72minsSubstituted forRukavinaat 84'minutes
  • 5Musacchio
  • 6Ruiz
  • 11Costa Jordá
  • 8dos Santos
  • 14Trigueros MuñozSubstituted forPinaat 90+2'minutes
  • 21Bruno
  • 18D SuárezBooked at 90mins
  • 17Bakambu
  • 9SoldadoSubstituted forLeivaat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Pina
  • 7García Sánchez
  • 19Castillejo Azuaga
  • 22Rukavina
  • 25Barbosa
  • 26Leiva
  • 27Marín Gómez

Real Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 23Danilo
  • 3Pepe
  • 4RamosBooked at 66mins
  • 12MarceloBooked at 31minsSubstituted forJeséat 89'minutes
  • 19ModricSubstituted forIscoat 78'minutes
  • 14CasemiroSubstituted forKovacicat 79'minutes
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 11Bale
  • 9Benzema
  • 7Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 6Nacho
  • 8Kroos
  • 13Casilla
  • 16Kovacic
  • 18Vázquez
  • 20Jesé
  • 22Isco
Referee:
Alberto Undiano Mallenco
Attendance:
19,477

Match Stats

Home TeamVillarrealAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home7
Away20
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Villarreal 1, Real Madrid 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Villarreal 1, Real Madrid 0.

Attempt missed. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Gareth Bale with a cross.

Offside, Real Madrid. James Rodríguez tries a through ball, but Danilo is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Villarreal. Tomás Pina replaces Manu Trigueros.

Booking

Denis Suárez (Villarreal) is shown the yellow card.

Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Manu Trigueros (Villarreal).

Attempt missed. Pepe (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gareth Bale with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Antonio Rukavina.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Jesé replaces Marcelo because of an injury.

Foul by Danilo (Real Madrid).

Denis Suárez (Villarreal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Cédric Bakambu (Villarreal) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nahuel.

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cédric Bakambu (Villarreal).

Substitution

Substitution, Villarreal. Antonio Rukavina replaces Eric Bailly because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Eric Bailly (Villarreal) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Villarreal. Nahuel replaces Roberto Soldado.

Attempt missed. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

Alphonse Areola (Villarreal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Mateo Kovacic replaces Casemiro.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Isco replaces Luka Modric.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Jonathan dos Santos.

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Roberto Soldado (Villarreal).

Attempt missed. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Gareth Bale with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Eric Bailly (Villarreal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Eric Bailly (Villarreal) because of an injury.

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eric Bailly (Villarreal).

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Gareth Bale with a cross.

Offside, Real Madrid. Marcelo tries a through ball, but Gareth Bale is caught offside.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Denis Suárez.

Booking

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

Mateo Musacchio (Villarreal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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