European roundup: Villarreal sink Real Madrid, Juventus extend winning run | La Liga

Real Madrid suffered a 2-1 defeat at Villarreal on Saturday, giving Barcelona a chance to open up a three-point lead in the La Liga title race.

Gerard Moreno scored a penalty and set up Yeremy Pino for the opener as Villarreal climbed to fifth with a third straight league win. Quique Setién’s side started the stronger, with Francis Coquelin rattling the woodwork early on before Pino was denied by Thibaut Courtois from close range.

There was no let-up from Villarreal after the break and the pressure told in the 47th minute when Moreno played in Pino, whose shot beat Courtois through sheer…


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