The Los Blancos have endured an inconsistent start to the season and it got tougher today as they were held to a 1-1 draw by LaLiga’s second-placed side Villareal.

Here are the match highlights.

⚽ Villarreal 0-1 Real Madrid (Mariano Diaz 2′)

Carvajal brings the ball down wonderfully on the right flank, he floats the ball into the penalty area and Mariano plants the header past Asenjo to give Zidane’s men an early lead!

Villarreal are protesting as there appears to be a clear offside on Lucas in the build-up, but VAR took a look and the goal stands.

⚽ Villarreal 1-1 Real Madrid (Gerard Moreno 76′)

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 to point to the spot, and Gerard Moreno stepped forward to take it and convert.

🔢 Lineups

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.

📶 On the log

With this result, Zidane’s boys sit 4th with 17 points, while Unai Emery’s Yellow boys remain 2nd with 19 points, though Real Madrid have a game in hand.

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