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Real Madrid crisis continues at La Liga

14 January, 2018, 12:59 | Author: Joan Malone

Zidane has led Real to consecutive wins over the last two seasons, becoming the first club to manage that feat, and also captured the title in 2016-17.

Speaking to BeIN Sports USA after the match, Kroos said, "We have to focus on qualifying for the Champions League next season".

Pablo Fornals netted Villarreal's victor in the 87th minute, prompting loud boos by the home crowd who three days ago saw their team draw with second-division club Numancia 2-2 in the Copa del Rey.

Perez has also received critics as he let go of players like Morata, James Rodriguez and Danilo without really replacing them.

Zinedine Zidane appealed for Real Madrid fans to try and stay "positive" despite the club's slim hopes of retaining their Primera Liga title taking another dent on Saturday with a 1-0 home loss to Villarreal. "We have to start gaining points once more".

However, with his famous forwards either injured or out of form this season, goals have been hard to come by, especially in La Liga. The interesting thing is that this was Zidane's a year ago as a player.

Los Blancos had the ball in the back of the net in the 14th minute but Gareth Bale's header was ruled out for offside.

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Real continued to push forward aggressively after the break, and the lack of efficiency around goal became more concerning with each missed chance.

Real are now in fourth spot on 32 points, eight points behind Valencia and 10 points behind, while Villarreal moved up to fifth place on 31 points.

Numancia ended the game with 10 men after captain Dani Calvo was red-carded in the dying moments.

Despite losing 2-1 at Villarreal, who are now sixth in La Liga, Leganes progressed on away goals having won the first leg 1-0.

Keylor Navas did well to save the first attempt but Fornals placed the rebound just over the outstretched fingertips of the Costa Rican keeper. Rodrigo added a second on 64 minutes with a deflected shot from the edge of the penalty area.

In the early kick-off, Michael Olunga scored a 22-minute hat-trick on an historic day for Girona as they thrashed bottom club Las Palmas 6-0 at Montilivi.

Las Palmas could have left the bottom of the standings with a draw but it never challenged at Montilivi Stadium, seeing its winless streak reach seven matches in all competitions.

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