VILLARREAL. Villarreal topped Real Madrid to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the second half. It was Villarreal to strike first with a goal of Yéremy Pino at the 47′. Then it was a penalty in the 60′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Gerard Moreno gave the win to Villarreal in the 62′ minute with a penalty.
The match was played at the Estadio de la Cerámica stadium in Villarreal on Saturday and it started at 4:15 pm local time. In front of 21,088 spectators. The referee was César Soto Grado who was helped by Iker De Francisco Grijalba and Carlos Álvarez Fernández. The 4th official was Gerard Brull Acerete. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 12.4 degrees Celsius or 54.23 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 36%.
No teams had a vastly superior advantage in terms of ball possession. Villarreal was in possession of the ball for 49% of the time vs. Real Madrid that controlled the ball for 51% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Real Madrid was putting more pressure with 60 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 4 were on target. Still, Villarreal succeeded in find the solution to win this match.
Villarreal shot 17 times, 5 on target, 12 off target. On the opposite side, Real Madrid shot 14 times, 4 on target, 10 off target.
Villarreal received 4 yellow cards (Pau Torres, Raúl Albiol, Álex Baena and Pepe Reina). On the other side, Real Madrid received 1 yellow card (Eduardo Camavinga).
After playing this match, Villarreal will have 27 points like Atlético Madrid to sit in the 5th place. Regarding the opposition, Real Madrid will stay with 38 points like FC Barcelona to sit in the 2nd place.
In the next match in the La Liga, Villarreal will play away with Celta de Vigo on the 13th of January with a 10-9 head to head record in favor of Villarreal (5 draws).
Real Madrid will host Valencia on the 2nd of February with a 20-7 head to head record in favor of Real Madrid (9 draws).
Villarreal – Formation
Villarreal adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Enrique Setién Solar decided to play with the following team: Pepe Reina, Juan Foyth , Raúl Albiol , Pau Torres , Alberto Moreno , Francis Coquelin , Dani Parejo , Alejandro Baena , Samuel Chukwueze , Gerard Moreno and Yéremy Pino .
The home team had on the bench: Manu Trigueros, Arnaut Danjuma, Filip Jörgensen, Manu Morlanes, Johan Mojica, José Luis Morales , Kiko Femenía, Aïssa Mandi, Alfonso Pedraza and Jorge Cuenca.
Villarreal made 4 changes: Alberto Moreno for Alfonso Pedraza (72′), Yéremy Pino for José Luis Morales (81′), Gerard Moreno for Arnaut Danjuma (88′) and Francis Coquelin for Manu Trigueros (89′).
Best player: Gerard Moreno
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Villarreal was Gerard Moreno.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 39 passes (71% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 5. He performed 1 cross.
Real Madrid – Formation
Also Real Madrid adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Carlo Ancelotti played with: Thibaut Courtois, Éder Militão , Antonio Rüdiger , David Alaba , Ferland Mendy , Toni Kroos , Aurélien Tchouaméni , Luka Modrić , Federico Valverde , Karim Benzema and Vinícius Júnior .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Dani Ceballos, Lucas Vázquez, Andriy Lunin, Marco Asensio , Eden Hazard, Luis López, Jesús Vallejo, Nacho Fernández, Eduardo Camavinga and Rodrygo .
Real Madrid made 4 changes: Aurélien Tchouameni for Rodrygo (68′), Aurélien Tchouameni for Lucas Vázquez (64′), Luka Modric for Eduardo Camavinga (70′) and Federico Valverde for Marco Asensio (82′).
Best player: Toni Kroos
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Real Madrid was Toni Kroos.
His rating iswith 72 passes (95% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 5. He performed 5 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the La Liga.