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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.



Formation 4-4-2

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


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

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

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


  • 6Nacho
  • 8Kroos
  • 13Casilla
  • 16Kovacic
  • 18Vázquez
  • 20Rodríguez Ruiz
  • 22Isco
Alberto Undiano Mallenco

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Villarreal 1, Real Madrid 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Villarreal 1, Real Madrid 0.

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Villarreal. Tomás Pina replaces Manu Trigueros.

  6. Booking

    Denis Suárez (Villarreal) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Manu Trigueros (Villarreal).

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Antonio Rukavina.

  11. Substitution

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Danilo (Real Madrid).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Cédric Bakambu (Villarreal).

  17. Substitution

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

  18. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Villarreal. Nahuel replaces Roberto Soldado.