Real Madrid conceded a fourth penalty in two games by drawing 1-1 in Villarreal in La Liga on Saturday, losing points for the second consecutive game.
Zinedine Zidane’s team missed seven players due to injury and illness, including the indispensable trio of Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema and Casemiro, but the champion went ahead in the second minute with a diving header from Mariano Díaz.
Villarreal protested the goal, as the linesman had momentarily signaled Lucas Vázquez for offside, who did not make contact with the ball, and Dani Carvajal picked it up before crossing Mariano.
Unai Emery’s Villarreal improved a lot in the second half and, after missing numerous chances, striker Gerard Moreno beat Thibaut Courtois from the penalty spot in the 76th minute after the Belgian goalkeeper knocked down substitute Samuel Chukwueze.
In the mediocre Bundesliga Bayern Munich He had to come from behind to rescue a 1-1 draw against Werder Bremen, slipping for the second time in their last 35 matches in all competitions, but staying one point ahead of unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen.
Haaland wins Golden Boy award
Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Braut Haaland won the 2020 Golden Boy award after an impressive start at the Bundesliga club.
Haaland beat Barcelona teenager Ansu Fati and Bayern Munich winger Alphonso Davies in the award, which is given to the best U21 player in one of the top European leagues and awarded by the Italian sports daily Tuttosport.
The Norwegian scored 44 goals in all competitions last season, including 16 for Dortmund following his mid-season transfer from Austrian club Salzburg.
The 20-year-old has scored 11 goals in 11 games in all competitions this season, including four goals in the Champions League. Atlético de Madrid forward Joao Félix won the award last year.
Four days after Germany’s shocking 6-0 defeat to Spain, there was little in terms of redemption for Bayern’s numerous international matches, as the German champions missed not a single shot on goal in the first half.
Werder took a well-deserved lead at halftime after Josh Sargent fouled Max Eggestein, who beat goalkeeper Manuel Neuer with a well-placed left-foot shot. Bayern, who had won 33 of their previous 34 matches in all competitions, had to wait until the 50th minute for Douglas Costa to hit the crossbar with a ferocious shot and the hosts gave signs of life.
They picked up the pace briefly and Kingsley Coman tied them, nodding at the far post in the 62nd, but for the next 20 minutes they fell back to a pair of late chances from Eric Choupo-Moting and Robert Lewandowski.
Unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen seconds after their 2-1 victory over Arminia Bielefeld, courtesy of the winner in the 88th minute from Aleksandar Dragovic. Schalke fell to a 2-0 loss at home against VfL Wolfsburg and they have already 24 league games without winning. Schalke, who are approaching a 31-game winless streak in the league established by Tasmania Berlin in 1965-66, are 17th.
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