Spanish League: Villarreal surprised Real Madrid at the Bernabéu

Villarreal, with the Argentines Juan Foyth and Giovani Lo Celso in their starting lineup, prevailed over Real Madrid 3-2 at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, after falling behind twice, once in each half of a match valid for the 28th. La Liga date.

The “Yellow Submarine” rang the bell at the “White House” with a brace from Nigerian Samuel Chukwueze and a goal from José Luis Morales, who had entered for Lo Celso shortly before. Foyth, world champion with Argentina in Qatar 2022, played the entire match and received the yellow card. Villarreal came back from behind twice after goals scored by Pau Torres and Brazilian Vinícius Junior.

Real Madrid faced the game without some of its usual starters (Éder Militao, Federico Valverde, Toni Kroos, Eduardo Camavinga and Luka Modric) after last Wednesday’s win against Barcelona (4-1) at the Camp Nou, which meant the pass to the final of the Copa del Rey. Defeat could distance them 15 points from leader Barcelona, ​​which will host Girona next Monday.

Villarreal settled in fifth place with 47 units and was four away from the qualifying zone for the next European Champions League.

In other results this Saturday, Osasuna beat Elche 2-1, Athletic Bilbao beat Espanyol 2-1 as a visitor and Real Sociedad defeated Getafe 2-0.

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