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Villareal win at Real for the first time to heap more pressure on zidane - ekeleboy - 01-13-2018

Pablo Fornals scored a superb late goal
for Villarreal as they won at the
Bernabeu for the first time to load more
pressure on Real Madrid boss Zinedine
Zidane.
Real edged the first half and Gareth Bale
had a header ruled out for offside,
before Cristiano Ronaldo's free-kick was
tipped onto the bar.
However, the visitors improved in the
second period and deservedly went
ahead after breaking at pace from a Real
corner.
Denis Cheryshev found Enes Unal, whose
shot was saved by Keylor Navas - but
Fornals then chipped the stranded
keeper from 20 yards.
Fourth-placed Real Madrid, who won last
season's La Liga title and the Champions
League, remain 16 points behind leaders
Barcelona - and that gap could increase
when Barca visit Real Sociedad on
Sunday (19:45 GMT).
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.
Ronaldo, who has only scored four La
Liga goals this season, missed several
chances to score but had a strong
penalty appeal turned down in the first
half when he was clipped just before
shooting at keeper Sergio Asenjo, who
put in an excellent performance.