LIGA - Real Madrid’s winning streak halted, Villarreal holds them to a draw.
Los Blancos were held to a 0-0 La Liga tie at home by Villarreal, ending their five-game winning streak.
Carlo Ancelotti's team has yet to lose in 2021/22, but if Sevilla wins their game in hand, their lead at the top of the league may be trimmed to just one goal difference.
In the Spanish capital, neither side produced much, with Thibaut Courtois making a crucial save to deny Arnaut Danjuma before the interval.
After the interval, Real Madrid sought to pick up the pace, with Eder Militao heading wide and Karim Benzema being denied by Geronimo Rulli.
Ancelotti's hosts were unable to find a winner despite a penchant for scoring late goals this season, with 18 of their 21 league goals coming in the second half.
Real Madrid will return to Champions League action on Tuesday night when they visit Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol.