Samuel Chukwueze wins the penalty when Villarreal led Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw in the La Liga match at the Estadio de la Cerámica on Saturday night.
The champions were left without captain Sergio Ramos and star forward Karim Benzema due to injury, but were in front after just 107 seconds through Mariano Diaz, back in the lineup for the first time in 18 months.
Real Madrid were ahead from the start when Mariano headed in after a cross from Dani Carvajal. Villarreal appealed for offside, but the decision remained and Real Madrid went 1-0 ahead.
The tie finally came in the 76th minute when Gerard Moreno scored from the penalty spot after Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois brought down Super Eagles winger Chukwueze.
Despite not being able to maintain his lead, Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane will be happy with the way his team controlled the first half and will confidently enter Wednesday’s Champions League Group B clash against Inter. from Milan.
source: – fcnaija