Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois gave away a penalty as a Real Madrid side missing several players drew 1-1 with Villarreal in the Spanish league on Saturday.
In only his second appearance of the season, striker Mariano Díaz scored a goal three minutes after kickoff in a promising start for Madrid at Villarreal’s Estadio de la Cerámica.
But Spain striker Gerard Moreno levelled from the penalty spot in the 76th after Courtois cut down Samuel Chukwueze while trying to reach the ball.
Unai Emery’s Villarreal remained unbeaten in all competitions at home this campaign. The draw left them in second place, one point behind leaders Real Sociedad, who play at Cádiz on Sunday.
The slip by Madrid came a round after it was beaten 4-1 at Valencia, when Courtois was unable to stop three penalties. Zinedine Zidane’s side stayed in fourth place.
Madrid were missing Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema and Federico Valverde due to injury. Casemiro, Éder Militão and Luka Jovic were unavailable after testing positive for the coronavirus .
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