LaLiga: REAL MADRID 0 VILLARREAL 1

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Real Madrid all but relinquished their grip on their La Liga crown as they conceded a late goal to lose 1-0 at home to Villarreal on Saturday.

LaLiga’s champions largely dominated proceedings on home soil, but Villarreal snatched all three points and a first league victory at Madrid in 18 attempts with three minutes left thanks to Fornals’ exquisite chip after Enes Unal’s shot was saved.

Cristiano Ronaldo was out of sorts as Real toiled in the rain at the Bernabeu, and the forward was left aggrieved when he was denied a penalty after a trip from Mario Gaspar late in the first half.

The defeat leaves Real trailing Barcelona by 16 points, with the leaders due to play Real Sociedad on Sunday.

 

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