The Spanish press slammed Real Madrid as ‘DETECTED’ after the 2-1 defeat by Villarreal.

The Spanish press slams Real Madrid as ‘DETECTED’ after the LaLiga giants failed to take the top spot against Barcelona with a 2-1 defeat by Villarreal…

Leading Spanish newspapers slammed Real Madrid’s “defenseless” performance after the La Liga giants suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat at the hands of Villarreal on Saturday.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side missed an opportunity to seize leaders Barcelona as second-half goals from Yeremy Pino and Gerard Moreno kept Madrid in second place.

Karim Benzema’s penalty equalized for the scoreboard in the 60th minute before David Alaba conceded a penalty three minutes later and Moreno scored the winning goal from the penalty spot.

Marca went with the headline:


Spanish newspapers criticized Real Madrid after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by Villarreal

The Austria international slipped and handled the ball, capping an error-prone performance from the reigning champions.

AS described Real Madrid's performance as

AS described Real Madrid’s performance as ‘defenseless’ as they lost ground in the title race

sport went with the headline ‘Pinchazo!’ – meaning “stab” or “pierce” – to emphasize the fragility of the Spanish giants at the back.

In the meantime, brand uses the headline ‘January’s climb has begun’, with Madrid set to face Valencia, Villarreal, Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad before the end of the month.

‘Defenseless’ made the front pages of AS, who threw themselves on the mistakes of last season’s Champions League winners from behind.

Barcelona will extend their lead at the top of LaLiga to three points with a home win over Atletico Madrid on Sunday.

Atletico are fourth on 27 points and a win would put them ahead of Real Sociedad in third place.

Carlo Ancelotti's side missed the opportunity to overtake leaders Barcelona

Carlo Ancelotti’s side missed the opportunity to overtake leaders Barcelona


blank The Spanish press slammed Real Madrid as ‘DETECTED’ after the 2-1 defeat by Villarreal.

Maureen Mackey

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