Wednesday October 26, 2011 Day 10 Finished Bernabéu

Real Madrid 3 - 0 Villarreal CF

  • Benzema 5’
  • Kaká 11’
  • Di María 30’

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  1. Real ease past Villarreal

    Real ease past Villarreal

    Three goals in the opening half hour sent Real Madrid cruising to a 3-0 victory against struggling Villarreal at the Bernabeu. More

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    • Real Madrid
    • Villarreal CF
    • 90+2' Real have not let go of the ball since the final minute. And they remain in possession until the whistle sounds. A comfortable win, but with Levante scoring a dramatic late winner against Sociedad, Madrid remain in second.
    • 90+1' Two minutes added on at the end.
    • 90' The corner is taken short as Real play it all the way back to whistles from their own fans, who aren't happy with the scoreline remaining at 3, it would seem. The majority of the support at the Bernabeu drown them out with applause, seeing the bigger picture.
    • 89' Ozil hasn't had much to do in his cameo tonight, but he wins a corner off Zapata with an early cross attempt.
    • 88' Real Madrid have had 67% possession to Villarreal's 33%.
    • 87' Cani moves forward but his attempt at goal is weak and miles wide.
    • 86' A long Madrid ball into the area is collected by Lopez.
    • 84' It looked a lock at half-time that Real would make it four straight games of scoring at least four goals, but now we have little over five minutes remaining and Villarreal are looking a lot more resilient with the result settled.
    • 83' Real clear their lines but Senna comes in strong to prevent a counter-attack. How badly did the visitors need him on the pitch in the first half?
    • 82' Mario forces Casillas to tip around his near post with a strong drive. Villarreal have the corner.
    • 81' Madrid's final change takes place, with Fabio Coentrao replacing the booked Alonso.
    • 80' It's been a pretty pedestrian first half with the game pretty much wrapped up, but Arbeloa embarks on a rare burst into the area to force a save from Lopez.
    • 79' Alonso fouls Valero inside the Villarreal half.
    • 77' Ronaldo's shot from the free-kick thuds straight into the wall, namely Senna in his first contribution to the game.
    • 76' The free-kick for Musacchio's foul is 25 yards out, but just as the Bernabeu fans begin to rock in anticipation of the inevitable shot at goal, Villarreal make a switch of their own with Marcos Senna coming on for Ruben.
    • 75' Finally sub time, and it's like for like with Benzema making way for Higuain.
    • 74' Musacchio fouls Ronaldo from behind.
    • 73' Ronaldo is beaten to Alonso's ball over the top of the defence by Lopez.
    • 72' A second Real change appears imminent as Real finally cut out some impressive Villarreal play. It's Higuain on the touchline.
    • 70' ...Ozil replaces clear front-runner for man of the match, Di Maria.
    • 69' As Khedira gets treatment, Mesut Ozil is ready to come on for Real...
    • 68' The ball's put out of play after Khedira and Musacchio come together, leaving the former in a heap.
    • 67' Ronaldo's low centre from the right flank misses Benzema. Di Maria recovers it on the opposite side but his attempt to pick out a team-mate fails as well.
    • 66' Ramos heads away the corner from Valero at the far post.
    • 65' Some decent play from Villarreal on the right wins them a corner.
    • 64' Ruben has the ball in the net.. but he was well offside.
    • 63' Bit of a physical altercation between Gonzalo and Ronaldo, looked a little like the defender was lashing out at Ronaldo who had clattered into him.
    • 62' Di Maria fouls Valero.
    • 60' Rossi has been replaced by Mario. Apparently relating to a knock the striker picked up.
    • 59' Cani beats three before he's eventually robbed of possession by Ramos. The break is on, but a combination of good defending and the flag ends the threat.
    • 57' The cross-cum-shot sails out for a goal-kick.
    • 56' Another free-kick out on the left for the hosts coming up.
    • 55' Valero plays a low pass long down the centre, but Rossi is inches ahead of Ramos and is flagged.
    • 54' Next up for the book is Ruben who goes in heavily on Alonso.
    • 53' Kaka, still running gingerly from the earlier knock, is booked for sliding in on Musacchio.
    • 52' First switch comes unsurprisingly from the visitors. De Guzman is off, on in his place is Javier Camunas.
    • 51' Kaka is down after a challenge from Borja Valero. He won't be down for long though.
    • 50' Ronaldo is dispossessed by Zapata, and the winger appears to kick out a little at him in frustration but it goes unseen by the officials.
    • 49' The away side get the corner clear before Arbeloa is fouled.
    • 48' Marceloa is fouled twice on the left wing. The first gets a 'play on', the second finally draws the whistle. It's whipped in towards the far post and put behind for a corner with two white shirts lurking.
    • 47' Catala is booked for coming in late on Di Maria.
    • 46' Villarreal kick off the second half.
    • 45+2' And it's half-time. Villarreal lost 3-0 at the weekend, and tonight they're trailing by that scoreline after just 45 minutes.
    • 45+1' Just the one minute added on.
    • 45' Zapata recieves a spot of treatment after colliding with Ramos.
    • 44' Kaka is dispossessed inside the area by Gonzalo.
    • 43' More comfortable possession from Real without actually breaching the final third. But with a 3-goal lead to early on, who needs penetration?
    • 41' It's cleared at the first attempt by the away side.
    • 40' Di Maria wins the hosts another corner off the back of Catala.
    • 39' Pepe wins possession and triggers a run from Ronaldo down the left, but Zapata muscles him into allowing it to run off for a throw.
    • 38' Casillas is forced to punch away Valero's crossed delivery.
    • 37' Villarreal win a free-kick out on the left wing as Arbeloa fouls Ruben.
    • 35' Di Maria fouls Ruben just inside the Villarreal half.
    • 34' The Yellow Submarine show some decent breaking of their own and Cani cuts inside Ramos from the left to shoot at Casillas, who holds onto it.
    • 33' Gonzalo slides in to prevent a Khedira through pass into the danger zone.
    • 32' That's two assists and a goal for Di Maria now.
    • 31' Three-nil with half an hour played. Villarreal need to score at least three of their own to avoid equalling their worst ever start to a Primera season.
    • 30' Two corners each now as it stands. Ramos and Kaka combine to clear it, Real break at lightning speed, with Kaka feeding Marcelo, to Benzema, to Di Maria... and he puts number three across Lopez!
    • 29' Villarreal play their way out of further Real pressure, and going forward win a corner when Rossi's cross comes off Ramos.
    • 28' Rossi latches onto a missed interception to slip a ball through to Ruben in the box, but Ramos comes across to thwart the chance and wins a free-kick in the process.
    • 27' Ronaldo blazes one over the bar.
    • 25' Ruben goes to ground under pressure from the two centre-backs as a raking long pass comes from the back. He's told to get up.
    • 24' Some amazing skill from Marcelo to keep the ball in play on the left despite the efforts of two defenders. He pulls back to Benzema whose fierce drive flashes across goal, only just went the wrong side of the far post in the end.
    • 23' Real change gears and play some patient football, adapting to their opponents putting everyone back to deal with their attacking threat.
    • 22' The Villarreal back line have to be alert to prevent Benzema and Kaka bombing forward once more.
    • 21' Alonso is our first booked player, checking Ruben as the striker looked to spark a break forward for the visitors.
    • 20' Di Maria's first touch lets him down allowing Villarreal to back pass their way to safety.
    • 18' Pepe is the next Madrid player to go through the wars, losing out a 50/50 tussle with Ruben. But he's fine after shaking off the cobwebs.
    • 17' Villarreal win their first corner of the game and it's Ronaldo of all people who clears it. Now Madrid break with a 4-on-2 advantage... but again it's Ronaldo, of all people, who lays on an errant pass to ruin the potential.
    • 16' Benzema takes a knock from a Gonzalo challenge. He shakes it off eventually.
    • 15' Rossi goes on a good run and finds the space to fizz a shot straight into the arms of Casillas.
    • 14' Now Di Maria has it at the other end, and he wants a goal of his own... but he's narrowly off target.
    • 13' Ruben is caught offside. Didn't look like he was to be fair.
    • 12' BENZEMA! Header stopped at point blank by Lopez! Great save!
    • 11' The Argentine winger faked a ball to the right wing from central, instead squaring to the Brazillian for an unstoppable low finish into the bottom corner.
    • 10' KAKA! 2-0! Another assist for Di Maria!
    • 9' A 1-2 between Kaka and Ronaldo inside the 'D' is cut out by Catala.
    • 8' The corner's cleared but Real keep possession and will try again... Di Maria once more with the assist this time with a low cut inside from the right and Kaka! Blocked by Musacchio for another corner! Majestic start from the Galacticos!
    • 7' Ronaldo finds enough space on the edge of the box to force a parry from Lopez. Corner coming up for Real, the game's first.
    • 6' A superb long ball from Di Maria from the Real half and the French forward plays off the shoulder of Gonzalo to stay onside and control the ball, one on one with Diego Lopez and finishing with a delightful chip over the hapless keeper.
    • 5' But Benzema doesn't miss the target on the second attempt! Real take the lead on five minutes!
    • 4' Benzema continues the bright start for Mourinho's men by shooting low but wide of the post.
    • 3' It's whipped to the far post by Xabi Alonso where Ramos heads home! Or does he? No, the flag went up.
    • 2' Real start brightly and win a free-kick not far outside the area to the right-hand side.
    • 1' Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Real Madrid v Villarreal... and the home side kick off!
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