More jeers for Real Madrid after home loss to Villarreal

More jeers for Real Madrid after home loss to Villarreal

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.

Real Madrid will look to return to winning ways in La Liga on Saturday following last weekend's disappointing draw away to Celta Vigo.

Pablo Fornals scored the victor for the Yellow Submarine three minutes from time.

"There is no explanation for this", Zidane said.

"Madrid have many virtues but we thought that at this moment of the season and playing at home they might make more mistakes".

"We didn't deserve this result". It has gone four matches without a win.

"We knew that we could make history today and we always believed it", said Villarreal coach Javi Calleja.

"The positive thing is that we are still alive in all competitions".

They could fall a gaping 19 points behind runaway leaders Barcelona if Ernesto Valverde's side beat Real Sociedad on Sunday.

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To add salt to their wound, Atletico Madrid and Valencia both won later in the day.

Real's Ronaldo and Luka Modric react as Villarreal celebrate their first win at the Bernabeu. We played a good game.

The host had most of the chances under steady rain, but Villarreal also threatened a few times before Fornals found the net.

Ronaldo almost scored from close range just before halftime, but his shot was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo.

Real controlled much of the first half, and had the first sight of goal on 17 minutes when Marcelo lashed a strike from distance which Sergio Asenjo turned away with a strong fingertip. Fornals picked up the loose ball just outside the area and chipped it over the goalkeeper for the stunning victor.

With Ramos still out, Nacho and Raphael Varane should start in central defence for Real Madrid at home to Villarreal.

"We played the type of match we needed", Atletico coach Diego Simeone said.

Right-back Dani Carvajal was suspended for the trip to Balaidos following his red card in the Clasico loss to Barcelona before Christmas, but the Spain defender is available again for Los Blancos and Zidane has no other players banned for Saturday's game against Villarreal.

Michael Olunga scored a 22-minute hat-trick as Girona thrashed bottom club Las Palmas 6-0 at Montilivi.

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