Things are not good at the Bernabeu for the hosts, though Villarreal is quite pleased after picking up its first ever win at the venue in dramatic fashion.
Pablo Fornals’ terrific late chip finished a lightning counter attack, and the Yellow Submarines pulled within a point of fourth-place (!!) Real Madrid with a 1-0 win.
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Critically for Real, winless in three league matches, is where they sit compared to leaders Barcelona: 16 points back of the Blaugranas.
Real outshot Villarreal 28-10, and are now seven points back of second place Atletico Madrid and five behind third-place Valencia.
And alarming to Real fans is that Ballon d’Or winning striker Cristiano Ronaldo has just four goals this season and lacks a single assist (He has scored nine Champions League goals, netting in a record every match of the group stage).