Villarreal struggle as they drop points for the first time this season.

Villarreal struggle as they drop points for the first time this season.

Villarreal’s first league goal of the year came after five league games and nine goals scored. Villarreal struggle as they drop points for the first time this season.

Due to a goal by Rodri in the second half, Real Betis defeated Villarreal 1-0 on Sunday, ending Villarreal’s unblemished start to the La Liga season.

Samuel Chukwueze, a winger for the Super Eagles, played again, although he was unable to match his performance from Villarreal’s last two games in the league and Conference League. Betis won for the seventh time in ten home games.

Chukwueze's Villarreal falter at Real Betis, lose first league game of the season

Gerard Moreno of Villarreal lost his balance when attempting to score from within the box for Villarreal, which was the first attempt of the game, due to the inclement weather and the slick surface at the Benito Villamarn.

After Rui Silva sprinted off his line and produced an outstanding save, Giovani Lo Celso squandered another wonderful opportunity for the visitors. Moreno then missed the goal from close range. Villarreal struggle as they drop points for the first time this season.

While Betis was having trouble getting into the game, they did see a shot by Rodri saved and Youssouf Sabaly shoot harmlessly off target from a distance.

Chukwueze's Villarreal falter at Real Betis, lose first league game of the season

However, the hosts should have been down before halftime as Nicolas Jackson squandered two excellent chances and Moreno’s powerful shot from the edge of the box was superbly saved.

Given how dominant they were in the second half, Manuel Pellegrini must have given his team a serious talking to at halftime.

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