Real Madrid were held to a draw by Villarreal at the Bernabéu as Zinedine Zidane’s side’s 100% start to the season came to an end.
Real Madrid struggled in the second half and dropped points at second-place Villarreal on Saturday after a 1-1 draw where Los Blancos conceded a penalty kick for the equalizer. Real have now given opponents four penalty kicks total in their last two matches following the three Valencia scored against Zinedine Zidane’s team just before the international break.
Zinedine Zidane‘s side — who had been left frustrated by a well organised Villarreal defence during the first half — responded almost immediately after the break, with Ramos making up for handing the opposition a penalty by getting on the end of a Toni Kroos corner to head home in the 48th minute.
From there on in, it looked like there’d be only one winner, with Real Madrid throwing everything at the Yellow Submarine to find the winner.
However, Los Blancos found goalkeeper Asenjo in inspired form, who denied the home team on a number of occasions, most notably from Morata and Ronaldo in the final five minutes.
Real started this match off on the highest of notes but struggled as it went on, failing to threaten goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo much at all.