Real Madrid lost their feathers at home on Saturday night to Villareal going 0-0 in their La Liga matchday seven. Thibaut Courtois started, while Eden Hazard started the game as a reserve.
On the bench all match during the demonstration last week against Mallorca (6-1), Eden Hazard is, this time, entered the game in the 73rd minute in place of Luka Modric. The Belgian, however, was unable to help his side gain the advantage in this meeting which ended in a goalless draw. In the standings, Real Madrid lose the opportunity to take off and have only three points ahead of Sevilla and Atletico de Madrid. In France, Lyon with Jason Denayer at kickoff had to be content with a 1-1 split on his lawn against Lorient. The Belgian defender only remained on the pitch for 20 minutes before being replaced following an injury. Thanks to this point taken away, Lorient temporarily occupies fourth place in the standings, one unit ahead of the Lyonnais. Earlier in the evening, the Genoa, without Zihno Vanheusden, remained on the bench, shared 3-3 against Hellas Verona.