scoresheetReal Madrid can only draw in Primera División for the second time in a row. Against the Villarreal it is enough for the Royal only to a 2: 2. Gareth Bale equalizes twice and is dismissed from the field.
Real strikes BarçaPatzer no profit
VILLARREAL. FC Barcelona are playing for Primera División on Matchday 3, but Real Madrid are not using it. After the Catalans had only brought on a 2-2 on promoted CA Osasuna on Saturday, came on Sunday evening at Villarreal, the Royal despite their superiority not a 2-2 out.
Zidane chooses 4-4-2 with Mendy and Jović
Zinédine Zidane drew back on a 4-4-2 system flanking the dual top consisting of Karim Benzema and Luka Jović from Lucas Vázquez and Gareth Bale. Suffering from the tactical change: Luka Modrić. Although the Croatian had already paused against Real Valladolid due to a red card suspension, he had to give preference to Carlos Casemiro and Toni Kroos – as did Marcelo on the left-back Ferland Mendy.
In the Estadio de la Cerámica, the Royal had to run after less than a quarter of an hour behind. After captain Sergio Ramos allowed a fatal loss of ball in midfield, the hosts ran in excess to the case of keeper Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian could still defend the first degree, but then he had against Gerard Moreno (12.).
The backlog caused the guests from the capital in the episode for some uncertainty on the defensive. Real did not start until 30 minutes into the game and approached the opponent's goal again and again. Carlos Casemiro headed home just wide of the far post after Villarreal goalkeeper Andrés Fernández cleared Vázquez's cross (32 '). Vázquez met a little later only the outside net (35th), Benzema the post (45th).
Bale hits: Strong combination leads to 1: 1
However, with a worthwhile combination Real made it practically with the final whistle of the first round, to gain the deserved compensation at this time. Daniel Carvajal was jabbed by Jović, eventually pushing the ball into the center, where Bale only had to push in (45 + 1).
The Madrilenians retained the upper hand even after the break, but initially struggled to create real opportunities. It became dangerous after almost an hour when Kroos came to a double chance. The midfielder failed but both the first attempt as well as the margin on goalkeeper Fernández (57.). Shortly after, Benzema converted to a header by Bale (59.). The Frenchman was very thin offside.
Again Villarreal takes the lead, again Bale compensates
Real pushed for the lead – but fell again on Villarreal's side. After the "Yellow Submarine" had almost stopped his efforts towards the offensive, Moi Gómez executed after submission of Javi Ontineros from very close range (74.). Formally a goal from nowhere. The bitter realization from a real point of view: 1: 2 instead of 2: 1. For a quarter of an hour, Zidane's ensemble still had time to take at least one draw. Four minutes before the regular end, then actually fell the equalizer. And again it was Bale. The Welshman moved in from the right side and put the ball into the short corner (2-2) (86 ').
Bale flies off the court
The fourth goal of the day was also the last. Real was still on the offensive, but the further attempts were unsuccessful. Instead, double goalkeeper Bale saw the yellow-red card in stoppage time (90. + 4). With now five counters, the white ballet is in fifth place in the table. The lead on Barça is one point behind the leader Atlético four points. It continues after the internationals on 14 September with the home appearance against UD Levante (13 clock, in REAL TOTAL-Liveticker and DAZN).
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Bale double pack is not enough: Real gives away two points in Villarreal
Real Madrid can only draw in Primera División for the second time in a row. Against the Villarreal it is enough for the Royal only to a 2: 2. Gareth Bale equalizes twice and is dismissed from the field.