Zinedine Zidane squad couldn’t win their 17th straight game. Real Madrid drew (1-1) against Villarreal who picked up a great point at Bernabéu stadium. Los Blancos are still unbeaten in La Liga but left a great opportunity to enlarge the gap at the top of the table.
Real Madrid tried to win the game until the end and they have several chances to earn the three points but Sergio Asenjo, Villarreal goalkeeper was excellent. This time, Los Blancos couldn’t come back after the goal at the end of the first half from Bruno Soriano from the penalty spot.
Zinedine Zidane put the BBC on the pitch and James Rodríguez with Kovacic and Kroos in the midfield. The problems start really soon because Marcelo needed to be substituted in the first half due to injury problems. Carvajal played as a right back whereas Danilo was the left back. The team didn’t play well in the first half and they barely caused any problems to Asenjo but Villarreal didn’t arrive neither to Casilla’s goal. However, in the very last minute of the first half, Sergio Ramos, again with a handball, committed penalty. Bruno Soriano, in a panenka style, scored the penalty.
The second half was completely different. Real Madrid played much better and they start attacking from the first minute. Really early, in the 48th minute, Sergio Ramos scored the draw from a header. There were 45 minutes to attack and score the decisive goal. There were lot of chances from Benzema, Bale and James Rodríguez but Sergio Asenjo saved every chance. Zidane changed Bale and Benzema and introduced Morata and Vázquez, but it wasn’t enough.
Real Madrid have to improve because, again, they didn’t play well in the first half. However, the team deserved to win and Los Blancos are still top of the table.