They took down the champion! Real Madrid let the lead slip after a heavy defeat against Villarreal
The first league game of 2023 turned out to be a nightmare Real MadridDefeated 2-1 VillarrealOn match day 16 of the Spanish Championship this Saturday, he could not keep the provisional leader.
With 38 points, the Real Madrid The second continues and joins the leader FC BarcelonaIf he had scored, he would have outscored anyone in the table, at least temporarily.
While its performance on Sunday didn’t exactly look cheap on paper, the Catalans have a great chance to distance themselves and take the lead on their own, as it’s a must-see. Atletico Madrid In the metropolis.
All the goals at the Estadio de la Cerámica this Saturday came in the second half.
The Villarreal The French opened the scoring in the 47th minute, an error at the start Ferland Mendy He made the ball go Gerard MorenoIt has been implemented Yeremi PinoFinishing in area.
The tying goal came in the 58th minute after the referee awarded a penalty to Argentina’s volley. John Foyth After reviewing the play on VAR. Karim Benzema He converted the maximum penalty to keep the game in a draw for a few minutes.
Because the fight did not last long in the tie Villarreal It advanced again in 63 Gerard Moreno Converted a whistled penalty for handball David praises.
After the World Cup break, the Real Madrid Recorded two wins without goals of 2-0 Valladolid It was 1-0 at home on the previous league day last Friday and on Tuesday this week CasarenoFrom the fourth Spanish division, in the Copa del Rey.
The euphoria now stops, just before he faces a trip to Saudi Arabia next week where he will try to win the Spanish Super Cup.
Villarreal: Queen; Foyth, Albiol, Pau Torres, Alberto Moreno; Coquelin, Parejo, Baena; Gerrard, Chukwueze and Jeremy Pino.
Real Madrid: Courtois; Militão, Alaba, Rudiger, Mendy; Tchouaméni, Modric, Kroos; Valverde, Vinicius and Benzema.