Match Report Villarreal 2-3 Real Madrid: Another comeback to continue leaders

Match Report Villarreal 2-3 Real Madrid: Another comeback to continue leaders

Real Madrid v Villarreal

After the defeat against Valencia at Mestalla, Real Madrid won 2-3 in another great comeback in the 24th week of the regular season at Estadio de la Cerámica. Villarreal are a very good and tough team to win in their stadium because they play a very good football and they showed it once again. Zinedine Zidane decided to introduce in the line-up the BBC after several weeks without playing with the three stars in the attacking line.

Villarreal started really good the match controlling the ball, highlighting Trigueros, who had the first chance to open the scoreboard from an incredible shot, but Keylor Navas prevented it with a great save. Los Blancos were having several problems to have the possession of the ball and they were suffering a lot in defense.  Zidane’s side had their first opportunity of the game in the 24th minute from a very good header Benzema, but the ball didn’t touch the net because Asenjo saved it. After that save, Villarreal’s goalkeeper had to leave the match because of muscular problems. Finally, the first half finished and we can say that his was one of the worst first halves Real Madrid played in all the entire season.

The second half couldn’t start worst. Villarreal opened the scoreboard from a volley of Trigueros in a very big mistake of Real Madrid’s defense. Only ten minutes later, Bakambu scored the second goal from possible offside. Now Los Blancos had to do another comeback and it was not going to be easy because Villarreal were playing much better. Zidane decided an offensive substitution introducing Isco by Casemiro and Los Blancos reacted with a great volley of Cristiano that finished in the bar. In the 64th minute Gareth Bale shortened the gap with a great header from a cross of Carvajal. In the 74th minute the referee pointed at the penalty spot because of a handball of Bruno and Cristiano tied the match. Los Blancos could complete the comeback with a goal of Morata in the last 10 minutes from a good header with a wonderful cross of Marcelo.

Los Blancos could achieve the victory in a very tough game that finally the team managed by Zidane could make another comeback. We can say that the MVP of the match was Isco because when he entered the pitch, Los Blancos started to have the possession of the ball and that was the key for the great comeback.