Villarreal 1-0 Real: Yellow submarine shocks Los Blancos

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 13/01/2018

Villarreal shocked Real Madrid  1-0 in the 89th minute by Pablo Fornals at the Estadio Ceramica to compound more problem for the Champions in the La Liga on Saturday afternoon.

Real Madrid started the game with a defensive approach with Villarreal attacking the Los Blancos in the opponent’s half.

Real Madrid started to come to live in the seventh minute with Cristiano Ronaldo cutting in to take a shot but his effort was blocked by a returning defender.

Villarreal retained much possession by the visitors remained determined in the defence. Real Madrid looked completely out of form and shape as the home team continued to dominate.

Marcelo attempted a shot in the 18th minute by Villarreal goalkeeper was up to the challenge. Real Madrid had a free kick at the edge of the area but Ronaldo was denied by the crossbar in the 22nd minute.

Real Madrid began to step up their approach with a more attacking play from the Champions, Villareal lost the opportunity to go ahead by Bacca but Keylor Navas was up to the threat. Ronaldo almost put Real ahead in the 29th minute but he missed the target.

Another chance was presented to Ronaldo but he was denied by the woodwork in the 30th minute.  The home team had a freekick at the edge of the area in the 36th minute but Navas was equal to the task.

Isco and Bale had a good connection inside the box but the outcome was poor., but the home team remained determined at the defence line.

Bale cut in from the left flank in the box but he blasted the effort wide off the post. Real lost the opportunity to break the deadlock in the last minute of the first half but the pressure from the home team made him touched the ball in the way that helped the goalkeeper to save the ball.

The first half finished in a stalemate at the Ceramica Stadium.

The second half started with Real Madrid in search of the opening goal as they pushed further into the opponent’s half.

The home side was the first to get an attempt in the second half after Cherysev’s attempted inches off the target.

Real Madrid had an attempt in the 51st minute after a nice build up by Toni Kroos’ effort was directed to the hands of the goalkeeper.

The home team continued to remain solid defensively as Real Madrid failed to penetrate, Dani Carvajal was shown a yellow card in the 57th minute.

Bacca had a nice attempt after a solid display from the home team from a swift counter-attack but he blasted it to the side net.

Marcelo and Carvajal supplied decent crosses into the area but the Real Madrid’s forward failed to have a connection.

Zinedine Zidane made a double substitution as Lucas Vazquez came in for Isco and Bale made way for Marco Asensio 70th minute.

Villarreal broke the deadlock in the 89th minute by Pablo Fornals to clinch the maximum points at the Estadio Cermica.
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