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FT: Real Madrid 0-1 Villarreal

HISTORY FOR THE YELLOW SUBMARINES AS VILLARREAL WIN THEIR FIRST EVER LA LIGA MATCH AT THE SANTIAGO BERNABEU!

Is this the beginning of the end for Zinedine Zidane?
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90+2' Great defending! Varane wins a header in the box and just as the ball looks to have dropped to Ronaldo mere yards from goal, only for Bonera to make a last-ditch clearance to deny a sure goal!
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90' 3 minutes of injury time
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87' Madrid are caught out as their 11th corner of the night is easily cleared. Cheryshev leads the counter-attack down the left wing and sends in a low cross that Enes Unal makes a mess of, with Navas making a save, 1-on-1. However, the defenders are not alive, and Pablo Fornals chips the rebound over Navas and into the net!

Real Madrid 0-1 Villarreal
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87' GOOOAAAL PABLO FORNALS!!!
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85' Marcelo wins another corner off Gaspar. Real Madrid cannot make it count yet again, despite catching Villarreal out with a quick one. Marcelo finds Asensio in the box, but his shot is blocked by Trigueros.
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83' Rukavina comes on to replace Castillejo as Villarreal make a straight swap.
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81'  HOW DID HE MISS! Lucas Vazquez does superbly to draw in three defenders before cutting the ball back to Modric who skies his effort with the goal at his mercy!
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78' Casemiro and Marcelo unleash their frustration on the Villarreal players with a couple of foolish fouls in succession. The Bernabeu isn't in a forgiving mood tonight...
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76' Carlos Bacca is substituted by Enes Unal for Villarreal
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73' Lucas and Ronaldo exchange a 1-2 on the edge of the box and it looks to have succeeded only for Ronaldo to take a heavy touch and allow Bonera to clear the ball.
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72' SHOT! After plenty of attempted crosses are blocked out, Marcelo spreads the ball to Casemiro down the middle, and he unleashes a curling shot from range that bounces wide of the net.
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70' Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez come on to replace Gareth Bale and Isco
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68' Asensio's warming up, but the whistles are already beginning to make an appearance at the Bernabeu. Carvajal is the latest to send in a cross from the right wing, but his effort is a good one, narrowly evading Ronaldo and Bale in the box before Villarreal hack the ball clear.
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66' Signs of desperation as Ronaldo tries an ambitious effort from deep in the left channel, but only manages to send a trickle of a shot comfortably into Asenjo's palms.
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65' Real Madrid seem to be overdoing it on the crosses, and the latest is Isco, who sends one out of play. You can sense the frustration in the Bernabeu at the moment.
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63' End-to-end stuff here as Ronaldo sets up Modric on the edge of the box, but his low drive takes a bounce and nestles in Asenjo's hands. It's hard to pick a winner at this point- Real Madrid's second-half woes have reappeared.
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62' Castillejo sends in a cross from the right wing, and Bacca takes a touch before firing a near-post shot into the side-netting.
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61' SHOT! The Yellow Submarines are firmly in this. Bacca unleashes a shot from the edge of the box that takes a deflection, but Navas is alert to claim the ball.
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59' Groans of disappointment ring out at the Bernabeu as Madrid counter from Villarreal's free-kick, only for Ronaldo to make a mess of his pass to Isco breaking down the middle.
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58' Carvajal goes into the book by bringing down Bacca after he had got ahead of Varane.
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56' Close! Cheryshev leads a counter down the left wing and attempts to send Bacca through on goal, but the striker is offside. Madrid run up to the other end, and Ronaldo sends an effort wide of the goal.

Quite an entertaining game, this.
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54' Marcelo sends in a great cross from the left wing, but Ronaldo cannot get enough on his jump and can only glances the header behind him. It's quite an end-to-end game so far.
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51' WHAT A CHANCE! Villarreal exchange a couple of swift passes in midfield to find Castillejo in space on the right and with three yellow shirts in the box, he sends in a tempting low cross, only for Varane to toe poke the ball clear.

Moments later, Kross hammers a low drive from the left channel, with causes Asenjo plenty of concern, but his defenders bail him out
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49' So close! Isco and Carvajal exchange passes down the right wing, and the midfielder sends in a tempting cross into the corridor of uncertainty, only for the ball to escape without a touch!
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47' Villarreal have begun the second half well, with Denis Cheryshev, who came on at half-time, nearly scoring against his former side, by screwing his shot wide after side-stepping a couple of challenges through the middle.
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46' PEEP PEEP! Real Madrid get us underway in the second half, kicking off from right to left.
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It may be goalless at the Bernabeu, but Real Madrid can consider themselves quite unlucky to have been denied two certain penalties. Zinedine Zidane's side have looked much more coherent going forward than in recent times, with Toni Kroos playing much higher up the pitch than normal, allowing Ronaldo and Isco to float with Bale as the central pivot and wreak havoc.

If Zidane's side can continue in the same vein, it is only a matter of time before they score, although they ought to remain alert in the back, as Bacca looks a handful.
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HT: Real Madrid 0-0 Villarreal
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45' WHAT A STUNNING SAVE! Isco sends in a beautiful low cross from the right wing that is weighted to perfection, and Ronaldo gets his foot to the ball only for Asenjo to make a stunning reflex save. 

Replays show it ought to have been a penalty as Mario Gaspar shoved Ronaldo in the back as he made contact with the ball.
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44' Bacca goes into the book for a crude kick out at Casemiro, and follows it up with a couple of heated words with the Brazilian midfielder.
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43' OOOH! Gareth Bale cuts inside on his right foot from the left wing and unleashes a curling effort aimed at the far post, but it flies wide. Yeah, I can barely believe what I typed out myself.
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42' Ronaldo looks a bit miffed as Toni Kroos takes too long to send him through with a pass forward, and the Portuguese star is offside.
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40' Villarreal have had the ball for the last few minutes, and they attempt to stop Madrid's domination by passing the ball around at the back and in midfield.
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37' BLOCKED! Bale sends in a low cross to Ronaldo in space at the penalty spot, but his effort is blocked by Bonera. Moments later, Isco does the same thing as Bale, but opts for a near-post cross which is cleared out with ease.

Madrid looking like the Madrid of old - can they convert their dominance into goals?
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35' WAS THAT HANDBALL? Kroos does brilliantly on the left wing to beat his marker and send in a cross. Ronaldo gets his head to the ball at the near post, and immediately screams for a handball. Replays show it struck Alvaro on the hand, and it ought to have been a penalty.
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32' Marcelo attempts to roll back time to 2017, with a chipped cross to Ronaldo in the box, only for Alvaro to outmuscle the Portuguese forward as he heads the ball. Los Blancos are firmly on top at the moment - they should really convert one of these chances soon enough.
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31' They're knocking on the door! Modric spreads the ball to Ronaldo on the right yet again, and he takes a couple of touches before rifling a shot aimed at the near post into the side netting.
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30' SO SO CLOSE! Modric finds Ronaldo with a gorgeous through ball down the right channel into the box, and the Portuguese striker watches in agony as his chip over the advancing Asenjo trickles inches wide of the post!
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28' WHAT A CHANCE! Fornals does superbly to send an outside-of-the-boot through ball to Bacca in the box, and just before the Colombian striker is about to pull the trigger, Nacho slides in to deny him!
Lucas Vázquez
89'
87'
Pablo Fornals
83'
A. Rukavina
Samu Castillejo
76'
E. Ünal
C. Bacca
Marco Asensio
G. Bale
70'
Lucas Vázquez
Isco
70'
Daniel Carvajal
58'
46'
D. Cheryshev
Dani Raba
44'
C. Bacca
Tournament La Liga 2017-18 - Week 19
Stadium Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
Match time Sat, 13 Jan 2018, 08:45 PM
Villarreal (4-4-1-1)
Javier Calleja Revilla (Manager)
1
K. Navas
12
Marcelo
6
Nacho
5
R. Varane
2
Daniel Carvajal
14
Casemiro
8
T. Kroos
10
L. Modrić
22
Isco
11
G. Bale
7
Cristiano Ronaldo
1
Sergio Asenjo
11
Jaume Costa
3
Álvaro González
23
D. Bonera
2
Mario Gaspar
10
Samu Castillejo
16
Rodri Hernández
14
Trigueros
28
Dani Raba
8
Pablo Fornals
9
C. Bacca
Villarreal (4-4-1-1)
Javier Calleja Revilla (Manager)
Real Madrid Subs
20
Marco Asensio
13
Kiko Casilla
15
T. Hernández
23
M. Kovačić
21
Borja Mayoral
3
Jesús Vallejo
17
Lucas Vázquez
Villarreal Subs
25
M. Barbosa
7
D. Cheryshev
30
Pau Torres
26
R. Guerra
5
Adrián Marín
22
A. Rukavina
15
E. Ünal
59% POSSESSION 41%
28 SHOTS 10
7 SHOTS ON GOAL 4
11 FOULS 12
11 CORNERS 0
3 OFFSIDES 1
2 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0
3 SAVES 7
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Barcelona 33 25 8 0 64 83
2 Atlético Madrid 32 21 8 3 39 71
3 Real Madrid 33 20 8 5 44 68
4 Valencia 33 20 5 8 26 65
5 Real Betis 32 16 4 12 0 52
6 Villarreal 33 15 6 12 5 51
7 Sevilla 33 14 6 13 -11 48
8 Getafe 33 12 9 12 7 45
9 Celta de Vigo 33 12 8 13 6 44
10 Girona 32 12 8 12 -5 44
11 Eibar 33 12 7 14 -9 43
12 Athletic Club 33 9 13 11 -3 40
13 Real Sociedad 32 11 7 14 5 40
14 Leganés 33 11 6 16 -13 39
15 Deportivo Alavés 32 12 2 18 -16 38
16 Espanyol 33 8 12 13 -14 36
17 Levante UD 32 6 13 13 -20 31
18 Deportivo La Coruña 33 6 9 18 -33 27
19 Las Palmas 32 5 6 21 -42 21
20 Málaga 32 4 5 23 -30 17
Updated: Jan 13, 2018 22:35 PM | Published: Jan 13, 2018 18:50 PM