Chukwueze's impact earns Villarreal a draw against Real Madrid

Tanya Simon
November 23, 2020

The Merengue enjoyed a ideal start against Villarreal in their first game back from the worldwide break when Mariano fired them into the lead after just two minutes.

Real Madrid in fourth can overtake second-placed Villarreal, managed by former Arsenal boss Unai Emery, with a win at El Madrigal on Saturday afternoon.

Real Madrid played out a 1-1 draw against Villarreal on Saturday (local time).

Madrid, who were missing seven players including captain Sergio Ramos and lead striker Karim Benzema, went ahead in the second minute through Mariano Diaz's diving header but failed to get any more shots on target in the game. "You get on with what you're doing and I'll get on with my job."We've dropped two points [here]".

But Zidane has insisted the 27-year-old will not be leaving and claimed both he and club chiefs remain desperate for Varane to remain in the Spanish capital. I was annoyed because of the effort the boys put in.

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Interest in the 34-year-old is mounting from Italy and rival Premier League sides with his future at Chelsea looking uncertain. The striker told Telefoot while on worldwide duty: 'It's worrying.

On taking off goalscorer Mariano, he added: "He'd not played for a long time and he was exhausted".

Recent reports in Spain also suggest that after losing Gareth Bale to Tottenham over the summer, Madrid are bracing themselves for the exit of Isco.

"It feels like a small reward", said Zidane.

"Has Isco asked to leave?" "We're not going to talk about those that are here".

Zidane's Madrid will be back in action on Wednesday, November 25 when they travel to San Siro to take on Inter Milan in the Champions League.

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