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It's a bit frustrating to draw at home: Real Madrid keeper after Villarreal game
Published in Ahram Online on 26 - 09 - 2021

With Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior finally contained, Real Madrid saw its five-match winning streak come to an end with a 0-0 draw against Villarreal at home in the Spanish league on Saturday.
It was the first time this season Madrid was held scoreless after outscoring opponents 22-8 in its first seven matches in all competitions. Its 21 goals in six league games was its best mark since 1987-88.
Benzema and Vinicius Junior had been carrying Madrid's attack so far, with at least one of them scoring in five of the first seven matches. Benzema leads the league's scoring charts with eight goals, followed by Vinicius Junior with five.
The draw gave Madrid a three-point lead over Sevilla, which earlier Saturday defeated Espanyol 2-0 at home. Sevilla has a game in hand. Defending champion Atletico Madrid dropped to third place after a stunning 1-0 loss at then last-placed Alaves.
Villarreal, which ended its winless streak in the previous round after opening with seven straight draws in all competitions, stayed in 10th place.
The visitors had some of the best scoring chances at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois having to make a couple of good saves.
Madrid, unbeaten in 25 consecutive league matches, struggled to find the target throughout the match.
``It's a bit frustrating to draw at home, but we faced a good team, a Champions League team,'' Courtois said. ``We didn't have many clear chances. They had better ones. It was important to keep a clean sheet.''
Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann were held again as Atletico missed a chance to regain the lead in its visit to Alaves.
Victor Laguardia scored with a header off a corner four minutes into the match to give Alaves its first points of the season and end Atletico's unbeaten run. The defending champions hadn't lost in seven matches in all competitions this season.
Diego Simeone's team has won only one of its last four matches in all competitions, with the only goals during that run coming from Suarez late in the 2-1 come-from-behind win at Getafe on Tuesday.
Suarez couldn't come through on Saturday, and Griezmann continued to disappoint in his return to Atletico after a two-year stint with Barcelona. The France forward is yet to score in eight games with Atletico this season.
Simeone couldn't count on Portugal forward Joao Felix because of a two-game suspension for disrespecting a referee.
``Alaves played very well defensively and deserved the victory,'' Simeone said. ``It's normal to go through difficult moments during the season and that's probably happening to us right now.''
The home victory kept Alaves from equaling its worst-ever start to the league after six straight losses in 2017-18. The win also moved the team off the bottom of the league.
Alaves hadn't beaten Atletico in the league since 2003, with eight losses and four draws in that span.
The only team left without a point to start the season is Getafe, which visits Real Betis on Sunday.
Sevilla moved to second place by beating Espanyol at home with goals by Youssef En-Nesyri in the first half and Rafa Mir near the end of the match.
Julien Lopetegui's team played a man down from the 65th after losing midfielder Thomas Delaney with two yellow cards after complaining to the referee.
Valencia rallied late with 10 men to draw 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao at home, halting a two-game losing streak.
Bilbao took the lead with a goal from Inigo Martinez in the 69th but Marcos Andre equalized five minutes into stoppage time at Mestalla Stadium.
The hosts had lost Maxi Gomez with a red card in the 82nd.
The victory moved Valencia to fifth place, while Bilbao _ enduring a three-match winless run _ stayed in seventh.

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