Real Madrid pegged back in Liga finale

Real Madrid ended the Spanish Liga season in third place after letting slip a 2-0 lead at Villarreal in their final fixture.

Cristiano Ronaldo (left) is congratulated after scoring for Real Madrid at Villarreal
Cristiano Ronaldo (left) is congratulated after scoring for Real Madrid at Villarreal ©Getty Images

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Villarreal 2-2 Real Madrid
Last six games in all competitions (most recent first): DWLDDW

Real Madrid concluded their Liga campaign with a draw at Villarreal having led 2-0 until the final 20 minutes. Luca Zidane made his first competitive start in goal for Madrid, but the 19-year-old had little to do in the first half as Gareth Bale – with his fifth goal in as many games – and Cristiano Ronaldo put the visitors in charge, the latter scoring his 26th in the league this season.

Zinédine Zidane's side looked to be on course to end their domestic season with a victory, only for Roger Martínez to revive Villarreal with 20 minutes left – the Colombian's first Liga goal. Five minutes from time, Samuel Castillejo levelled to leave Madrid on 76 points from their 38 games, two points behind second-placed neighbours Atlético Madrid, who conclude their own campaign tomorrow.

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