Real Madrid’s Defence Collapses as Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze Secures Win
Real Madrid fell to a 3-2 defeat against Villarreal as Samuel Chukwueze scored twice to secure the win at Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. The home team had an early lead with a Marco Asensio-forced own goal from Pau Torres, but Villarreal were never truly defeated as they continuously threatened Madrid’s defence.
Uncomfortable Back Line
The Madrid defence could not find their footing, with Nacho Fernandez particularly vulnerable against the impressive Samuel Chukwueze. Antonio Rudiger and David Alaba also struggled to provide stability to the back line. Thibaut Courtois, who had been solid throughout the game, even had a dodgy moment where he left his goal open to stop an attack.
Karim Benzema was almost absent from the game and Rodrygo was unable to make a significant impact, leaving the responsibility on Vinicius Junior to create chances for Madrid. Despite his excellent performance, his teammates’ mistakes at the other end of the field proved too much to overcome.
According to Goal, Real Madrid’s players from Santiago Bernabeu underperformed, putting in a lackluster performance that led to their defeat against Villarreal.