RMA were held to 0-0 draw by Villarreal down on Saturday at Santiago Bernabeu. Both sides arrived on the back of wins. RMA were looking to continue their run after winning their previous two matches in the competition. The most recent was against the Mallorca at home (6-1), the other to Valencia away (2-1). Villarreal, on the other hand, were coming off the back of a 4-1 win against Elche. As the table looks today, RMA are in 1st place, with 17 points from 7 matches, while Villarreal sit in 10th, with 8 points from 7.
For RMA, Eduardo Camavinga, Eden Hazard and Isco, came on for Rodrygo, Luka Modric and Marco Asensio. Villarreal brought on Moi Gomez, Boulaye Dia, Ruben Pena, Manu Trigueros and Mario Gaspar, to replace Francis Coquelin, Paco Alcacer, Arnaut Danjuma, Yeremi Pino and Juan Foyth.
There were bookings for Vinicius Junior from RMA, and Francis Coquelin and Moi Gomez, for Villarreal.
RMA will next travel to Espanyol, while Villarreal will face Real Betis at home.
|R Madrid:||Thibaut Courtois, Federico Valverde, David Alaba, Eder Militao, Nacho, Luka Modric (Eden Hazard, min.73), Casemiro, Marco Asensio (Isco, min.81), Rodrygo (Eduardo Camavinga, min.46), Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema|
|Villarreal:||Geronimo Rulli, Juan Foyth (Mario Gaspar, min.86), Raul Albiol, Pau Torres, Alberto Moreno, Francis Coquelin (Moi Gomez, min.58), Etienne Capoue, Dani Parejo, Paco Alcacer (Boulaye Dia, min.58), Yeremi Pino (Manu Trigueros, min.84) and Arnaut Danjuma (Ruben Pena, min.84)|