Spanish LaLiga Starting XI: Real Madrid v Villarreal

Spanish LaLiga Starting XI: Real Madrid v Villarreal

Real reached the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey - where they will face Leganes - in midweek, but started the day 16 points behind rivals Barcelona in the league.

"But everyone wants him at Real Madrid and we want that".

Gareth Bale had the ball in the back of the Villarreal net in the 13th minute, but the Welshman's header was ruled offside, with replays confirming that it was indeed the correct decision.

"Everything that is said about Real Madrid is negative, but in reality things are not like that".

Ronaldo also had a chance just moments before halftime.

Real dominated the second period, but after failing to break down the resolute visitors, Fornals stepped up to make history and pile the pressure on Zidane.

Spanish LaLiga Starting XI: Real Madrid v Villarreal

Kroos stung the palms of Asenjo in the 52nd minute as Real Madrid pushed forward, with Ronaldo, Bale and Isco all heavily involved in the action.

The Yellow Submarine went close again after the hour mark when Samu Castillejo played in Carlos Bacca, who could only fire into the side-netting.

He made an even better stop to palm Ronaldo's 25-yard dipping free-kick over the top via the crossbar, before the Portugal captain wastefully dinked over Asenjo and wide of the left post after latching onto Luka Modric's throughball.

Javier Calleja's project suffered an important loss with the sale of Cedric Bakambu, who had scored nine league goals, to China last week and Calleja's men will travel without the injured quartet of Bruno Soriano, Leo Suarez, Ruben Semedo and Nicola Sansone, while central defender Victor Ruiz is suspended.

Zidane's side's Champions League spot for next season is looking perilous - they now sit only one point above Villarreal, who move up to fifth.

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