FULL TIME: Villarreal 2-3 Real Madrid.
- VIL - RMA
BIG VILLARREAL CHANCE! The ball falls to Dos Santos inside the area from a cross, but he couldn't direct his effort on target. He was under pressure from three Real defenders.
Indeed, there's the chane and Vazquez comes on for Bale.
BALE IS DOWN! This is a real problem for Real Madrid. Bale has clutched his ankle a few times tonight and now he will have to come off. Zidane isn't taking any chances.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Villarreal 2 Real Madrid 3 (83 mins - Alvaro Morata). They have taken the lead! What a comeback from Real Madrid! Morata gets on the end of a cross from Marcelo and his header sneaks under the body of the goalkeeper.
On comes Morata for the final 10 minutes of this match. Benzema failed to make an impression for the time he was on the pitch for.
Off comes Trigueros as Villarreal look to plot the route to a win. They are still arguing with the referee over the penalty award.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Villarreal 2 Real Madrid 2 (75 mins - Cristiano Ronaldo pen). The away side are back on level terms! Ronaldo had to wait a while to take the penalty, but he finds the back of the net with a powerful strike past Fernandez. It's 2-2!
Bruno is shown a yellow card for his protestations and Escobar has also been sent from the technical area. Villarreal are absolutely furious with that penalty decision from the ref.
PENALTY KICK TO REAL MADRID! The referee points to the spot for a handball inside the penalty area.
MODRIC INJURY? The Croatian midfielder looks to be clutching his knee and this could be a real issue for Real Madrid, not just tonight but for the rest of the season. They need him!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Villarreal 2 Real Madrid 1 (64 mins - Gareth Bale). Real Madrid have a foothold to get back into this game! Carvajal picks out Bale with a cross into the area and the Welshman glances home a header from close range.
INTO THE SIDE NETTING! Castillejo has been exceptional this evening, but this time he can only send his shot into the side of the net from within the Real Madrid penalty box.
OFF THE POST! Ronaldo is so unlucky not to find the net. He couldn't have hit that any better! He improvised to send a shot towards goal, but it bounces away off the inside of the post.
Zidane has made a change after conceding the second goal and on comes Isco, who has been in excellent form for Real Madrid when he has played.
On comes Cheryshev. Remember him Real Madrid fans? He cost you participation in the Copa del Rey one season.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Villarreal 2 (56 mins - Cedric Bakambu) Real Madrid 0. Villarreal have doubled their lead! Bruno's pass over the top split the Real Madrid backline and Bakumbu raced through to finish past Navas. Another big goal!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Villarreal 1 (50 mins - Manuel Trigueros) Real Madrid 0. The home side have the lead! Castillejo knocks down a cross into the box and Trigueros finds the back of the net with a low strike on the half volley! Big goal!
CHANCE FOR BENZEMA! He should have done better with that. Bale set up Benzema for the shot just inside the box, but his effort was directed straight at the Villarreal keeper.
The second half is under way! It's still goalless between Villarreal and Real Madrid.
HALF TIME: Villarreal 0-0 Real Madrid. Nothing to separate the two sides at the break. Villarreal have seen more of the ball, but Real Madrid had the best chance through Benzema.
UH OH! Bale just made a dash for a ball and then instantly clutched his ankle. Is that a sign that he hasn't quite made a full recovery from injury? A few nervous looks around the Real players and staff.
Asenjo comes off and he is replaced by Fernandez. He's capable of some excellent saves, but also some howlers.
OVER THE BAR! The cross was sent to the back post where Castillejo was unmarked, but it was a difficult chance and he sent his effort over the crossbar on the bounce.
DOS SANTOS EFFORT! The ball fell to the Villarreal man on the edge of the box, but a couple of Villrreal players threw themselves in front of it to deflect it wide and keep it 0-0.
ASENJO WONDERSAVE! Benzema looked certain to score with a header from close range, but the Villarreal goalkeeper clawed it back off the line to prevent Real from taking the lead.
GREAT COVERING! A ball over the top is flicked into the path of Ronaldo, but Gaspar did so well to come across and make the covering intervention to stop Ronaldo.
NAVAS MAKES THE SAVE! The Real Madrid needed to make that stop, punching away to deny Mario from finding the net with a curling right-footed strike from about 20 yards out.
The match is under way! It's Villarreal against Real Madrid.
TEAM NEWS: Villarreal - Asenjo, Mario, Ruiz, Musacchio, Costa, Castillejo, Bruno, Trigueros, Dos Santos, Adrian, Bakumbu. /// Real Madrid - Navas, Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo.