Real Madrid won an away point at Samuel Chukwueze’s Villarreal on Saturday afternoon at La Cerámica, drawing 1-1.
Zinedine Zidane’s Whites ranked fourth in the league standings before the start of the match, while their hosts were second, two points ahead, albeit with an extra game played.
The Yellow Submarine signed Unai Emery in the closed season and recruited well in the transfer market, and along with the league leaders, Real Sociedad appear to be strong teams this season.
To make things more difficult for Madrid, he came to the crash with a series of injuries and illnesses on the field.
However, they managed to get off to a good start, Mariano Diaz replaced Karim Benzema well with a goal after three minutes.
Returning right-back Dani Carvajal floated on a good ball to deliver the first blow to the Spanish-Dominican to finish and calm Madrid’s nerves before a big game.
However, Villarreal drew just as the game entered the last quarter of an hour.
Samuel Chukwueze, who entered the second half for the hosts and was a constant threat, earned a penalty after being brought down by Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in the area.
Gerard Moreno reached out to take it and was not wrong, coldly fitting his effort into the lower left corner of the net. Courtois was furious with himself when he was about to give him a hand.
The result was probably fair given the balance of the game. Madrid were much better in the first 45 but visibly tired in the second half, while the locals made smart changes that upset the balance of the clash.