Published: Sat, January 05, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

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Real Madrid's Llorente out of 3-week action over groin injury

Madrid had won their last three league matches without conceding but just four minutes had elapsed when Samuel Chukwueze picked out Cazorla, who curled the ball into the bottom-right corner for his first La Liga goal since returning to the club in August.

Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari on Wednesday declined to reveal any details related to the Spanish giants' strategy during the winter transfer window, amid speculation about the future of some of the club's players.

Benzema latched on to an inch flawless Lucas Vasquez cross to head home unmarked from the back of the six-yard box.

Although Villarreal are now third from bottom of the table, he highlighted that it would be complicated game following the arrival of Luis Garcia as Villarreal coach.

German midfielder Toni Kroos was at the origin of Madrid's go ahead goal as he picked out Raphael Varane at the far post and the Frenchman finished with a towering header.

It was the first Liga goal of 2019 and Cazorla's first ligue goal since 2012.

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Real Madrid, meanwhile, is fresh off winning the FIFA Club World Cup and can make the most of its game in hand and pull even on points with third-place Sevilla if it can secure a fourth straight victory.

"We head home angry because it was a game we wanted to win and we let it slip with a lapse in concentration", he said, as quoted by Madrid's official website.

"But they came back and got the equaliser", he told Movistar.

Solari explained after the match that Modric was not fully fit and it was always his plan to withdraw the Ballon d'Or victor.

They are now 17th in the standings, level on points with 18th-placed Athletic Bilbao.

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