La Liga

  • 64’ Gerard Moreno
0 Half Time 0
02/03/2015
La Liga
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
Attendance 71,000

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      With 10 seconds of stoppage time remaining, Real Madrid win a corner. The referee lets them take it, but Villarreal clear the original delivery and then the follow up cross from Marcelo. IT'S ALL OVER!
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      From close to 40 yards out Ronaldo stands over a free kick, won by Kroos. Anticipation builds inside the stadium but the end result is a letdown as his powerful strike never does dip, sailing over the bar as the first half comes to an end.
    • 90'
      HEADED OVER! Real Madrid are running out of time and that was another glorious chance for them to grab a winner. Marcelo sends a wonderful cross in towards the far post and Ronaldo rises well to meet it, but his header is over the bar.
    • 0'
      I am Alex Moretto and I would like to thank you all for joining me here today. Good bye!
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME: REAL MADRID 1-1 VILLARREAL. Los Blancos fail to restore their four point lead atop the table, which has now shrunk to two. It's a tremendous result for the visitors and a deserved one at that, with Gerard Moreno's tally cancelling out Ronaldo's goal from the penalty spot. Both teams had a
    • 0'
      HALF TIME: REAL MADRID 0-0 VILLARREAL. Marcelino's side, with many of their first-team regulars resting, have played magnificently through 45 minutes. They are limiting the hosts' chances and preventing them from getting in behind, and are fully deserving of the clean sheet right now. It was the vis
    • 0'
      There is a bit of a delay at the start of the match as the Santiago Bernabeu pay tribute to the Real Madrid basketball team who won their championship. The players go out onto the pitch and there is a warm applause through the stadium - but at this point the anticipation of the match ahead is the re
    • 0'
      For Marcelino, team selection is a much more delicate issue. Having just played in Austria on Thursday, the coach has made a number of changes to the starting XI. Eric Bailly and Chechu Dorado are back in at centre-back, with the duo resting midweek. Having started in both matches last week, Jonatha
    • 0'
      Sergio Ramos (hamstring), Luka Modric (thigh), Sami Khedira (thigh), Fabio Coentrao (calf), and James Rodriguez (fractured metatarsal) remain out for Los Blancos, prompting boss Carlo Ancelotti to use the same starting XI he went with in their victory over Elche one short week ago. If it ain't broke
    • 0'
      VILLARREAL SUBS: Musacchio, J. Dos Santos, Vietto, Uche, Trigueros, Ruiz, Carlos.
    • 0'
      REAL MADRID SUBS: Coentrao, Navas, Hernandez, Arbeloa, Nacho, Jese, Illarramendi.
    • 0'
      VILLARREAL (4-4-2): Asenjo; Gaspar, Bailly, Dorado, Costa; Campbell, Pina, Marcos, Gomez; Moreno, G. Dos Santos.
    • 0'
      REAL MADRID (4-4-2): Casillas; Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo; Bale, Kroos, Silva, Isco; Benzema, Ronaldo.
    • 0'
      CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS:
    • 0'
      Villarreal are in a fight of their own in the league, desperately trying for a top four finish. They will settle for a spot in the Europa League – which is looking safe for the time being – but a fourth place finish is certainly not out of the realm of possibility. Marcelino had his side in tip-top
    • 0'
      Real Madrid saw their lead atop the La Liga table cut to just one point after Barcelona's triumph over Granada yesterday, but can ensure they do not lose any ground by claiming a victory of their own tonight. Carlo Ancelotti's men have the added benefit of a week's rest, while Villarreal played Thur
    • 0'
      Good day La Liga fans and welcome to Madrid! The Santiago Bernabeu is our venue this evening as Real Madrid attempt to restore their four-point lead atop the table against a Villarreal side trying to chase down fourth place. I am Alex Moretto and I will be your in-game host, guiding you through the
    • 1'
      The hosts kick-off and we are underway! Real Madrid in white, moving left to right. Villarreal in yellow.
    • 3'
      Good early pressure applied by the hosts, but it's wasted as a promising ball played across to the right for Daniel Carvajal is misjudged by the defender before running out of play. They win it right back and another encouraging cross is sent into the area this time for Ronaldo, but Asenjo comes out
    • 5'
      Swift counter attack from the visitors and it looks promising, but a mistimed run by Giovani results in an offside. The striker rather selfishly opted to take the chane on his own, anyhow, failing to test Casillas at the near post.
    • 7'
      After a couple of quiet minutes with Real Madrid in possession, Ronaldo gets the crowd going again as he winds up for a shot from distance. His attempt at the spectacular turns out to be over-ambitious, however, as he misses the target by a wide margin.
    • 9'
      PINBALL! Following a Real Madrid corner, the ball pings around in the area with no one able to make clean contact. It rolls to the top of the area for Pepe, who lays it off for Lucas Silva, but the midfielder's final shot winds up rolling wide at the far post. The youngster is still looking for his
    • 11'
      Good work from Joel Campbell, who notices his side are struggling to break into attack and opts to take matters into his own hands. The Costa Rican darts through the centre and forces Pepe into a foul, earning the Yellow Submarine a free kick from just under 30 yards out.
    • 13'
      ABSOLUTELY SENSATIONAL DEFENDING! Villarreal win a corner following the free kick. A scuffed shot surges into the area, but Gerard Moreno is able to bring it down. He's through on goal but can't get the better of Casillas. The rebound falls kindly for Moi Gomez, but with the keeper scrambling Carvaj
    • 15'
      Real Madrid will consider themselves lucky not to be behind and they are trying to do something about it. They push forward into attack, where they look much more comfortable, but Kroos' cross for Benzema is just a fraction too high as the striker can't make clean contact.
    • 17'
      STAT ATTACK: Villarreal have never won a La Liga match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in 14 attempts (D3, L11).
    • 19'
      Possession has and is being dominated by Real Madrid, but it's been Villarreal who have come closest to opening the scoring. The visitors are keeping their shape very well at the back, affording very little space down the flanks where they love to attack.
    • 21'
      Important intervention! Bale is starting to find his legs and cause Jaume Costa a few problems on the right. The forward finds his way into the area and sends a clever chipped cross into the centre for Benzema, but Asenjo lunges in fearlessly to punch clear.
    • 23'
      Carvajal finds space on that same flank, but sees his cross blocked by the arm of Moi Gomez. The referee awards Real Madrid a free kick, opting not to brandish a card. The ensuing delivery is dealt with and Villarreal hold firm yet again.
    • 25'
      The hosts continue to apply pressure in search of the opener, opting to work down the right. They are finding space but they continue to lack a good final ball. The story has been the same so far for Real Madrid in attack: cross, corner, cross, clearance. They need someone to take charge and change
    • 27'
      There is a brief stoppage as Joel Campbell comes out worse for wear after a collision in his own end. The winger just had the wind knocked out of him and will be fine to continue. Ancelotti uses the short timeout to coach his players, calling out signals from the touchline.
    • 29'
      STAT ATTACK: Excluding matches against Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid have not lost at the Santiago Bernabeu in league play since April 2011 – 2-3 against Real Zaragoza – a span of 62 games (W57, D5).
    • 31'
      HEADED WIDE! A delicious delivery is played into the penalty area by Kroos from a corner and Bale rises well to meet it. He tries to guide it in at the far post but needed to make stronger contact as his header misses the target. That was a real opportunity for the Welshman.
    • 33'
      BEST CHANCE YET! Real Madrid are getting closer, and this chance is nearly identical to that from Bale just a couple short minutes ago. Kroos delivers again from the corner flag - this time on the opposite side - and Varane's glancing header narrowly misses at the far post.
    • 35'
      There is another delay now with a Villarreal player down injured. This one looks much worse, however, as Eric Bailly is down clutching his face. It is unclear exactly what happened, but based on the reaction from the medical staff - who are carrying him off the pitch on a stretcher - the forecast do
    • 37'
      Villarreal have looked confident at the back, but their inability to consistently break into attack and relieve some of the pressure is starting to take its toll. Moi Gomez tries to win the ball back in midfield and winds up sweeping the legs of Isco out from under him, earning the first yellow card
    • 39'
      In a rather surprising turn of events, Eric Bailly is back on the pitch and Villarreal are back to their full compliment. They need it, too, as Real Madrid pass it around well in the attacking third, pressing for an equalizer before the break.
    • 41'
      STAT ATTACK: Villarreal – along with Atletico Madrid and Sevilla – have allowed just 13 goals in the league this season away from home. Only Barcelona (eight) have conceded fewer.
    • 43'
      OFF THE BAR! Real Madrid finally wear down the Villarreal defence with their passing, allowing Bale to zip his way into the area. The Welshman tries to chip a cross into the centre with Ronaldo and Benzema waiting, but winds up putting it off the crossbar! That was hardly his intention, but it's the
    • 45'
      Villarreal enjoy a nice spell in possession, showing good patience with their passing. It winds up resulting in nothing, however, as Pina's through ball runs behind for a goal kick as the referee's assistant signals two minutes of stoppage time.
    • 46'
      Back underway! No changes from either side at the break.
    • 48'
      IMPORTANT SAVE! A swift Real Madrid counter sees Ronaldo played into the area. The forward takes on Chechu and creates space for a shot. He gets great power behind it, but Asenjo gets down smartly to his right to keep it out before Bailly ushers it clear.
    • 50'
      Incredible hustle from Bale. Moi Gomez darts through midfield and into attack. He has options to his left and right, but Bale shows great determination to sprint back and lunge in to knock the ball back to his keeper.
    • 51'
      PENALTY TO REAL MADRID! Bailly is all over Ronaldo as a cross is played into the box, tackling the Portuguese forward to prevent him from getting his head to it and the referee doesn't hesitate in pointing to the spot!
    • 52'
      RONALDO CONVERTS AND REAL MADRID LEAD! It's his 39th league goal of the season and a quite comfortable one at that. He blasts it into the back of the net, relatively close to the centre of the goal, with Asenjo guessing wrong.
    • 54'
      MASSIVE SAVE! Ronaldo nearly doubles his tally as he's played through on goal by Bale after a superb run by the Welshman. Asenjo rushes out to keep the game close then takes a boot to the face as the forward tries to dive over him to avoid a collision.
    • 55'
      Shocking miss! Ronaldo gets onto the end of another pass, this time from Isco. He has time and space to shoot, but tries to instead return the favour to his teammate, sliding it across the top of the box for Bale who blasts it into the top row of the stadium.
    • 57'
      STAT ATTACK: Real Madrid have now won 10 penalties in the league this campaign, the most in Spain's top division. They were awarded just six in all of last season.
    • 59'
      GOOD CHANCE! Villarreal start their pursuit for an equalizer and wind up winning a corner. The delivery is sent over the head of Bailly, but Jaume rushes in to meet it at the far post. He makes good contact with the volley but fails to hit the target.
    • 61'
      SI Trigueros SO Pina
    • 61'
      Pina is replaced with Trigueros.
    • 61'
      Marcelo, acting as a centre-forward, makes an elegant run forward and gets to the edge of the penalty area before being taken down. It's a bit of a soft foul, but this presents a real chance for Real Madrid to double their advantage.
    • 62'
      SI L. Vietto SO Pina
    • 62'
      L. Vietto enters play, replacing G. dos Santos.
    • 62'
      The crowd is buzzing as Ronaldo stands over the free kick. It is placed almost directly in the centre of the pitch, just a yard outside the area. The run up is short, as is the anticipation of the fans as the final effort comes nowhere close to troubling Asenjo in goal.
    • 63'
      Overlooked in the build-up to the free kick was the two changes made by Villarreal. Luciano Vietto, who has scored five of his side's 16 away goals in the league this season, comes on to try and salvage something from the match. Manuel Trigueros is also introduced to add a greater presence in midfie
    • 64'
      G Gerard Moreno Assist Pina
    • 64'
      VILLARREAL PULL LEVEL! It's a lovely finish from Gerard Moreno and comes at the end of some truly exquisite build-up play. A cross is played in from the left by Jaume and Vietto links up well with Moreno. The return pass takes a slight deflection but falls kindly for the striker who sweeps it home w
    • 66'
      The visitors are right back in the game now and it is showing in their play. That could prove to be a huge goal in the bigger scheme of the title race, but there is still plenty of football to play. What a finish we have on our hands here!
    • 68'
      SI J. dos Santos SO Pina
    • 68'
      J. dos Santos enters play, replacing Sergio Marcos.
    • 68'
      ASENJO TO THE RESCUE AGAIN! Ronaldo latches onto the end of another pass and throws Bailly to ground en route to goal, but Asenjo rushes off his line to deny the Portuguese forward and grab the rebound to prevent an easy tap in!
    • 70'
      Jaume Costa receives a yellow card.
    • 70'
      BRILLIANT! Asenjo refuses to be beaten! Bale sends an inviting cross in from the left, but it's the work of Ronaldo in the centre who again gets the better of Bailly before sending a lightning bolt of a header towards goal. It is destined for the top corner but Asenjo flies through the air and gets
    • 72'
      SI Jesé SO Pina
    • 72'
      Jesé comes on for Lucas Silva.
    • 72'
      Real Madrid make their first change and Lucas Silva is withdrawn for a more attacking presence in the form of Jese Rodriguez. Los Blancos are going to throw everything forward in search of an equalizer in the final 20 minutes.
    • 74'
      STAT ATTACK: Villarreal have lost back-to-back away matches in the league for the first time this season. They have not lost three consecutive road league matches since February to March of 2012.
    • 76'
      Daniel Carvajal is yellow-carded.
    • 76'
      Villarreal alleviate the pressure on their goal as they mount a promising counter and win a free kick with Carvajal sliding into the feet of Trigueros. The ball is played short and it breaks kindly for Moi Gomez, but Real Madrid manage to clear his low cross.
    • 78'
      SI Illarramendi SO Pina
    • 78'
      Illarramendi comes on for Isco.
    • 78'
      HE SLIPPED! Oh my what a chance that was for the visitors to take the lead! An error at the back allows Vietto in behind the defence. He is clean through on goal, but slips just at the edge of the area with Pepe giving chase. Absolutely unbelievable! That could - or should - have been the go-ahead g
    • 79'
      Sergio Asenjo is cautioned by the referee.
    • 80'
      Marcelino has to feel good about Real Madrid's most recent change, with the hosts bringing on the more defensive minded Illarramendi in place of Isco. Ancelotti respects the threat Villarreal pose and is perhaps realizing they could wind up losing if they do not shore things up in midfield.
    • 81'
      SI J. Hernández SO Pina
    • 81'
      K. Benzema is done for the day. J. Hernández is his replacement.
    • 82'
      Good build-up play again from Villarreal with Jaume and Vietto linking up well along the left. The striker plays a clever back-heel return pass for the left-back, but he stopped his run. That could very well have sent him through on goal had he kept going.
    • 84'
      JESE SENDS IT WIDE! That could prove to be absolutely crucial! A long ball forward looks to be controled by Asenjo, but the ball slips through his hands and falls kindly for Jese. The substitute has a gaping goal in front of him and his teammates start to celebrate, but the final effort bounces wide
    • 86'
      WONDERFUL HIT! Vietto gets onto the end of a good ball forward from Moi Gomez and shows great technique to send a spectacular left-footed volley towards the far post. Casillas seemed surprised by the contact, but reacts well to dive across and keep it out. End to end action here!
    • 87'
      Trigueros receives a yellow card.
    • 88'
      Graceful build-up from Real Madrid who pass their way through the Villarreal defence. Javier Hernandez runs to try and get onto the end of a through ball and then goes to ground inside the area. There was almost no contact and the referee immediately waves away Real Madrid's frantic appeals for a pe
    • 89'
      Pepe is cautioned by the referee.
    • 90'
      OFF THE WOODWORK! Kroos finds space and dribbles his way into the penalty area from the left. His cross is blocked by Gaspar, who nearly puts it into his own net! Three minutes of stoppage time and we are into it now.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Defender
    spain
    Daniel Carvajal
    2
    Defender
    brazil
    Marcelo
    12
    Captain
    Goalkeeper
    spain
    Sergio Asenjo
    1
    Defender
    spain
    Mario Gaspar
    2
    Captain
    Defender
    spain
    Jaume Costa
    11
    Captain
    Midfielder
    spain
    Moi Gómez
    0
    Attacker
    spain
    Gerard Moreno
    7

    SUBSTITUTES

    Defender
    spain
    Nacho
    6
    Midfielder
    brazil
    Lucas Silva
    0
    72'Substituted
    Midfielder
    spain
    Isco
    22
    78'Substituted

    MANAGERS

    france
    Zinedine Zidane
    spain
    Javier Calleja

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 8 19
    Yellow Cards 2 5
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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