In the 74th minute of today’s La Liga tie against Villarreal, Thibaut Courtois made the mistake that ultimately cost Los Blancos three points as he conceded a penalty.
Courtois rashly decided to rush out and bring down Samuel Chukwueze after the Nigerian was played in with a brilliant pass.
With the day’s skipper, Raphael Varane, also moving across, Courtois’ decision was certainly reckless and it seems like this mix-up between the pair was costly.
Gerard Moreno didn’t turn down the golden opportunity, the Spaniard actually slipped on the spot as he stutter-stepped and tucked the ball into the bottom corner.
Chukwueze beats Courtois to the pass, and Villarreal get a penalty! ?
Gerard Moreno converts and it's 1-1 ? pic.twitter.com/wV68yQ5kbz
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This marks the fourth penalty that Zinedine Zidane’s side have conceded over their last two La Liga games, with Carlos Soler bagging a hat-trick from their gifts for Valencia last time out.