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Real lost 1-2 away to Villarreal, ‘failed to regain first place’

Real Madrid (hereafter referred to as Real) failed to gain points from the away to Villarreal. It is still tied on points with Barcelona, ​​but the gap could widen depending on the results of this round.

Real lost 1-2 on the schedule of the 16th round of La Liga in the 2022-2023 season against Villarreal held at Estadio de la Ceramica in Castellon, Valencia, Spain on the 8th at 12:15 am (Korean time).

Villarreal started out in a 4-3-3 formation. 메이저사이트 Jeremy Pinot, Gerard Moreno, Samuel Chuqueze, Alejandro Baena, Dani Parejo, Francis Coquelin, Alberto Moreno, Pau Torres, Raul Albiol, Juan Poyce, Pepe Reina.

Real also faced off with a 4-3-3 formation. Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema, Federico Valverde, Luca Modric, Aurelien Chuameni, Toni Kroos, Ferland Mendy, David Alaba, Antonio Rudiger, Eder Militao and Thibaut Courtois came out.

In the first half, the two teams exchanged trade. Villarreal got their chance first. In the 4th minute of the first half, Moreno’s low cross from the left was sensuously returned by Coquelin, but it hit the post. Then, in the 19th minute of the first half, Militao, who dug into the right side, received a pass from Benzema, and Real continued to shoot from inside the box, but missed it greatly.

A skirmish ensued. In the 20th minute of the first half, Villarreal had a one-on-one chance with the goalkeeper after Pino, who broke through the defense, received Gerard’s pass, but the goalkeeper saved. Then, in the 39th minute of the first half, Vinicius, who exchanged passes with Benzema, had a chance from inside the box, but Real couldn’t break through the goalkeeper’s save.

In the second half, Villarreal smiled first. In the first minute of the second half, after cutting the opponent’s build-up, Pino, who received Gerard’s pass, calmly took a shot from inside the box and scored the opening goal.

Then Real pursued. In the 10th minute of the second half, when Vinicius’ shot was deflected by the defense, Benzema attempted a shot in front of the goal, but the defense blocked it. However, as a result of VAR, Foyce’s handball foul was recognized, and Benzema, who started as a kicker, scored a goal to tie the game 1-1.

However, Villarreal again took the lead. In the 17th minute of the second half, Foyce’s pass hit Alaba’s hand. The referee immediately declared a PK, and Gerard, who started as a kicker, scored and took a 2-1 lead.

Both teams pulled out replacement cards. Rodrygo, Eduardo Camavinga, Lucas Vazquez (24′), Marco Asensio (37′), Alfonso Pedrasa (26′), Jose Luis Morales (35′), Manu Trigueros, Arnaud. Danjuma (43 minutes in the second half) was put in.

Afterwards, until the end of the game, Real launched an all-out offensive and looked for an equalizer, but the match ended 1-2.