Monday, 23 November 2020
Villarreal 1-1 Madrid: Los Blancos held to a draw by Unai Emery’s Team
DBasia.news – Real Madrid failed to reap full points from a visit to Villarreal headquarters. Had been ahead first, Madrid finally had to be satisfied with the final 1-1 result.
In a match that took place at the Estadio de la Ceramica, Saturday (21/11), Villarreal and Madrid drew 1-1. Mariano Diaz’s goal was able to be replied to by Gerard Moreno from the penalty spot.
The duel between the two teams of the top three was indeed tight. Both of them were both determined to secure their position.
Madrid actually started the match well. Los Blancos were able to steal a quick goal when the game was two minutes in.
Mariano opened Madrid’s advantage with a header from Daniel Carvajal’s pass. However, this goal was protested by Villarreal players.
The line judge had raised the flag indicating an offside violation before the goal was scored. But he then lowered it again so that it disturbed the concentration of Villarreal players.
But the protests of the home players were ignored by the court. Madrid’s goals were still considered valid.
After falling behind, Villarreal tried to equalize as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, Madrid chose to reduce the tempo of the game.
Villarreal received a golden opportunity through the action of Daniel Parejo. But his header only flew narrowly over Madrid’s crossbar.
The match in the first half tend to be boring. The 0-1 score for Madrid’s excellence lasted until the break.
After halftime, the two teams’ duel went more interesting. Villarreal played more aggressively and challenged Madrid.
The Yellow Submarine had a golden opportunity in the 70th minute. However, Parejo’s shot that was not guarded in Madrid’s penalty box went wide.
Villarreal’s efforts finally paid off six minutes later. Samuel Chukwueze’s penetration, who had recently entered the field, had to be illegally stopped by Thibaut Courtois in the forbidden box so that the referee awarded a penalty.
Gerard Moreno, who advanced as a penalty taker, successfully fulfilled his duties. Courtois was unable to stop his shot even though the goalkeeper moved in the right direction.
After the position returned to a draw, the match went even more interesting. Madrid and Villarreal appeared open to scoring the winning goal.
Unfortunately until the referee blew the whistle, no additional goals were created. Villarreal and Madrid had to settle for sharing one point.