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REAL MADRID blew the chance to head to second in the La Liga table after Villareal notched a late penalty to cancel out Mariano's early goal.

Zidane's side controlled the game for large stages of the game but lacked that killer instinct in the final third.

  • Score: Villareal 1-1 Real Madrid
  • Villareal XI: Asenjo, Gasper, Albiol, Pau, Pedraza, Parejo, Trigueros, Iborra, Moreno, Bacca, Gomez.
  • Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Mendy, Kroos, Modric, Odegaard, Lucas, Hazard, Mariano.

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    MISSING MAN

    Eden Hazard is still trying to find his feet at Real Madrid.

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    LEADING FROM THE FRONT

    Mariano put Madrid ahead in under two minutes!

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    TABLE CHECK

    Both teams stay where they started off, the point was vital for Villarreal putting them one adrift of league leaders Real Sociedad.

    Madrid remain fourth.

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    FULL-TIME STATS

    Villarreal fought back hard in the second half and registered ten more shots to the three they registered in the first half!

    However, they only managed to get one of the 13 on target and it was Moreno's spot-kick.

    Madrid maintained their hold on the majority of possession, they had 53 per cent of the ball compared to Villarreal's 47.

    The hosts also managed to peg Madrid back in the amount of successful passes made – Villarreal completed 506 passes compared to Madrid's 582.

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    FT: VILLARREAL 1-1 REAL MADRID

    What a game of football!

    Villarreal showed why they're up near the top of the table, they fought back hard in the second half to earn a point and stop Madrid from leapfrogging them in the table.

    It was Chukwueze's tenacious play which drew the foul from Courtois earning the spot kick, which Moreno tucked into the bottom left corner.

    Neither side could find a winner.

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    PEEEEEEP!

    THAT'S FULL-TIME!

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    VILLARREAL 1-1 REAL MADRID

    90+3. Kroos concedes a free-kick bringing Moreno down on the right-hand side earning himself a booking.

    Parejo is the man tasked with delivering the free-kick,

    He whips the ball in towards the near post, Mendy beat Chukwueze to the ball heading the ball out of play.

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    VILLARREAL 1-1 REAL MADRID

    90+1. Moreno is played down the line, all he has to do is beat Varane.

    He shifts the ball onto his right foot then back to his left as he tries to wrong foot the centre-back.

    Moreno buys enough time for Kubo to get up in support and he slips the youngster in on goal one-on-one with Courtois.

    Kubo gets caught in two minds and he tries to pick out the far corner but Courtois made himself big enough to block the shot.

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    VILLARREAL 1-1 REAL MADRID

    90. Three additional minutes to be played at the end of the second half.

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    TIDY FINISH

    Main man Moreno picked out the bottom left corner to get his side back on level terms.

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    VILLARREAL 1-1 REAL MADRID

    87. Gasper's night comes to an end, he's picked up a slight knock forcing the change. He's replaced by Pena.

    Gomez's night has also ran its course, Kubo is coming on against his parent club.

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    VILLARREAL 1-1 REAL MADRID

    86. Mendy picks out Asensio down the left-hand side, the newly introduced winger gets to the by-line and plays a wonderfully inviting cross into the six yard box but no-one was there to steer it home.

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    VILLARREAL 1-1 REAL MADRID

    86. One last roll of the dice for Zidane as he brings on Asensio for Mariano.

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    VILLARREAL 1-1 REAL MADRID

    84. Parejo drills a pass in behind Carvajal for Gomez to chase onto.

    Gomez chops the ball back beating both Carvajal and Varane, he then spreads play wide to the right where Chukwueze was waiting.

    The Nigerian cuts inside and tries to dance his way into some space inside the Madrid penalty area but Kroos manages to break up play.

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    VILLARREAL 1-1 REAL MADRID

    84. Villarreal are ending the very strong.

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    VILLARREAL 1-1 REAL MADRID

    82. Gomez feeds the ball to Chukwueze, the attacker manages to turn and play it to Moreno who found room between the two centre-backs.

    Moreno decides to take the ball wide to the left side of the penalty area, just as he tries to pull the trigger Varane sticks a leg out to block the effort.

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    PINPOINT

    Moreno picked out the bottom corner effortlessly.

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    VILLARREAL 1-1 REAL MADRID

    78. Madrid have Villarreal pinned back inside their own half.

    Modric sprays play wide to the left, Vinicius engages with Chukwueze in a foot-race to the by-line and the Brazilian wins.

    He hangs a cross up at the far post but no-one is there to get on the end of it.

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    VILLARREAL 1-1 REAL MADRID

    77. Vinicius tries to beat Gasper down the left-hand side, he manages to get to the by-line and knock the ball off the defender and behind for a corner.

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    VILLARREAL 1-1 REAL MADRID

    75. Moreno steps up and side-foots the ball into the bottom left corner. Game on!

    Courtois is furious with himself, he got a slight touch on the ball.

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    GOOOOOOAAAAALLL!!!

    MORENO PICKS OUT THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER!!!

    TIDY FINISH!!!

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    VILLARREAL 0-1 REAL MADRID

    PENALTY!

    74. Pina threads a pass in behind the Madrid backline, Chukwueze beats Varane to the ball and knocks it past Courtois inviting the tackle!

    The referee didn't hesitate. Moreno to take.

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    VILLARREAL 0-1 REAL MADRID

    73. It's end-to-end stuff at the moment.

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    VILLARREAL 0-1 REAL MADRID

    71. Good pressure from Vinicius as he forces Albiol into a mistake deep inside his own half winning Madrid a throw.

    The throw is taken short to Modric, the Croatian turns and picks out Lucas who was waiting on the edge of the penalty area.

    Lucas spins and pulls the trigger sending his shot just wide of the far post.

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    VILLARREAL 0-1 REAL MADRID

    70. Pino is on for Pedraza.

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