CHRONICLE | 09/01/2019 | Javier Vázquez | PHOTOGRAPHER: Víctor Carretero
The Welshman twice matched the match for Real Madrid, which had chances to win.
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Gerard responded with a deflected shot and then changed his luck for the Real Madrid players. An error ended with a loose ball in the area that Gerard took advantage of to overtake Villarreal (12 ’). The Madrid He went in search of a tie in all possible ways. Bale with the ball stopped, he tried first and was followed by shots from outside the area of Jović (24 ’) and Kroos (30 ’). The Madrid He won all the aerial duels and thus came more occasions.
Benzema, to the post
Bouquets He sent a shipment from the corner upside down near the squad, and Casemiro He had the clearest, but his stubborn stub went off with the goal already beaten. Lucas Vázquez He finished off at the side of the net (35 ’) and there was even a ball to the post with a very powerful shot from Benzema in 44 ’. The goal prize came before the end of the first half. A great combination between Carvajal Y Jović, who gave way of heel and with spout included, allowed the side to serve in tray 1-1 to Bale.
And if there were any doubts, the Madrid He came back from the locker room even stronger. With the control of the ball in the center of the field and with speed through the bands, the first opportunities arrived. Casemiro tried luck from afar and Kroos He had a double chance that Andrés Fernández had to show off. Corner kicks were constant and in the 60’s he scored Benzema, but was offside for very little and the referee canceled the goal.
Until the end
Villarreal was touched but football has these things and the locals got back ahead 15 minutes from the end. Moi Gómez scored 2-1 after a center from the left. With Vinicius Jr. Y Valverde already on the grass, the Madrid I was going to try until the end in a meeting of much wear. In the 86th minute, Modric he fought in the center of the field until he took the ball and gave it to Bale, that entering by the left in the area let loose a short shot to the short stick that served to tie the game. In the 88 'the controversial play of the meeting took place, when Vinicius Jr. fell in the area against Albiol. The referee did not indicate a penalty and the match ended with the expulsion of Bale in a game in which Madrid deserved more.