Villarreal pull off a fantastic result as Pablo Fornals’ late strike hands them the three points against Real Madrid. It’s another poor outing from Los Blancos as their defeat surely ends any of hope of successfully defending their LaLiga crown. Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo were guilty of missing chances in the first half, while they were denied two decent claims for a penalties by the referee. However, their second-half performances was dreadful, failing to force the issue. They were hit on the counter by a fine goal by the visitors, who deserve the victory for their resilience and clinical edge. The pressure on Zinedine Zidane will only grow after this display.
Real Madrid were left shell-shocked by a clever last-gasp Pablo Fornals goal as Villarreal earned a smash-and-grab 1-0 win at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Madrid have now won just once in five LaLiga matches and will be 19 points adrift of Barcelona if their Clasico rivals beat Real Sociedad on Sunday, while Villarreal are just one point adrift of Los Blancos in their bid to muscle in on the top four.