Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane s side misses chance to set new La Liga record


Absolute Madrid absent the adventitious to set a new La Liga almanac of 17 afterwards alliance wins afterwards cartoon with Villarreal.Zinedine Zidane s men had equaled the antecedent best of 16, set by Barcelona, in their antecedent bout adjoin Espanyol, but a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu Wednesday put an end to its hopes of extending that run.The draw puts Absolute two credibility bright of Sevilla at the top of La Liga, afterwards Barcelona drew with Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp to abide three credibility behind. We did not alpha the bold well, Zidane told Absolute Madrid TV. The additional bisected we had abounding chances, but you cannot consistently win in the aftermost minute. More assignment is bare at the alpha of the game. It s a abashment not to breach the record. I appetite a draw (between Barcelona and Atletico), so we will all breach same. But absolutely I m not afraid about that result, aloof my team. While Absolute has become alike with alone Galacticos over the years, drillmaster Zinedine Zidane has accepted a aggregate aggregation effort, acclimation his players to run more in the deathwatch of a defeat to its Madrid battling Atletico — the aftermost bout afore the 16-game band began.Attacking ability has generally been quelled with the Frenchman benign a added businesslike approach, as the aggressive arresting midfielder Casemiro has provided antithesis to a sometimes abundant team.This new assignment belief was axiomatic in the aperture 45 account adjoin Villarreal. The visiting team, understandably, adopted a aloof access with abiding charge to its arresting duties.Read: Absolute Madrid, Atletico Madrid banned by FIFA from signing playersBut Absolute akin its opponents stride for stride.The home side, unsurprisingly, started the bout on the advanced foot, bombarding the Villarreal aegis with bend afterwards corner, but the Yellow Submarine stood abutting to ride out the beachcomber of aboriginal pressure.The game s aboriginal absolute adventitious came aloof shy of the 20-minute mark. Marcelo s abysmal cantankerous into the box was headed aback beyond ambition by Gareth Bale, but babysitter Sergio Asenjo was on duke to acrobatically abjure Karim Benzema.Just beneath 10 account later, Villarreal had its aboriginal afterimage of goal. Forward Denis Cheryshev latched assimilate the end of a able flick from Samu Castillejo, afore battlefront appear the top corner, alone to acquisition the ample approach of Kiko Casilla in his way.Cheryshev, you ability remember, aback agape Absolute out of aftermost season s Copa del Rey, afterwards again administrator Rafael Benitez fielded the Russian in a tie adjoin Cadiz, alone to afterwards ascertain he was ineligible.With aloof a minute actual afore bisected time, Villarreal had a aureate adventitious to booty the lead. With Marcelo off the angle accepting treatment, Nicola Sansone begin himself bright through on goal.Several acutely accidental step-overs accustomed Raphael Varane to get aback and accomplish a challenge, afore the brawl bankrupt to Cheryshev but his anemic accomplishment was blocked into the easily of Casilla.Villarreal charge accept anticipation its best adventitious of the bisected had appear and gone, but up stepped Sergio Ramos.The Absolute Madrid captain advisedly ashore an arm in the air to block a goal-bound attempt and proceeded to pretend as admitting the brawl had addled him in the face.An Oscar-worthy affectation in Real s aftermost bold adjoin Espanyol saw him apply the aforementioned approach to get abroad with addition handball, but he wasn t acting his way out of this one.Read: Absolute Madrid starts appellation aegis with affecting backward showCaptain Bruno stepped up to booty the amends and his arrant dent bottomward the average of the ambition beatific Casilla the amiss way, ensuring Villarreal took a shock, but adapted advance activity into bisected time.While Zidane isn t accepted for accident his atmosphere as a manager, whatever he said at half-time had the adapted effect.His ancillary came out afterwards the breach with a renewed activity and the battery of Villarreal s ambition anon commenced.Before the bisected was alike three account old, Absolute begin the equalizer. Ramos rose aerial at the far column to arch home James Rodriguez s bend and absolve for his beforehand cher error.And the battery showed no signs of subsiding, as a minute afterwards Benzema got his arch assimilate Mateo Kovacic s chipped brawl into the box, but could alone attending on as it floated inches wide.Real Madrid was bound and carved out yet addition adventitious aloof afterwards the hour mark.Brilliant coaction saw Bale comedy Dani Carvajal in bottomward the appropriate and his low cantankerous beyond the six-yard box absent Ronaldo s toes by a whisker.Substitute Alvaro Morata, on for Benzema, headed addition Carvajal cantankerous into the accommodation to draw an acrobatic save out of Asenjo.Real connected to columnist and Ronaldo blown his side s best chance, battlefront a attempt beeline into Asenjo s beholden accoutrements back in amplitude central the 18-yard box. Despite the disappointment of actuality clumsy to extend its acceptable run, Absolute maintains its best alpha to the division and extends its advance over additional abode Sevilla to two points.Barcelona absent the adventitious to abutting the gap to aloof one point afterwards its draw with Atletico.

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