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Courtois bemoans missed chances after Real Madrid draw

Courtois bemoans missed chances after Real Madrid draw

However, Cazorla struck again with eight minutes of normal time remaining to ensure the game finished 2-2, meaning Santiago Solari's side could only close to within seven points of league leaders Barcelona.

He looks likely to at least be out for games against Villarreal, Real Sociedad, Leganes, Real Betis and Sevilla, but a six-week layoff could also see him ruled out of contests with Espanyol, Deportivo Alaves and Atletico Madrid.

Real soon seized the lead via a couple of quick goals from Karim Benzema ('7) and Raphael Varane ('20) but sure enough it was Cazorla who rescued a precious point for the Yellow Submarines with an 82nd-minute effort to complete his brace. "We had two clear chances for a third goal with Lucas Vazquez and Marcelo".

"Now we have to think about Sunday and really try to win it".

"It's important we impose rhythm on the game and we have been working on that in recent days".

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"We started off badly with an error and a goal, but then we got back into it".

Former Arsenal star Santi Cazorla scored twice as Villarreal drew 2-2 with Real Madrid in La Liga on Thursday, with the pint-sized midfielder producing a late header for a share of the spoils.

The coach said all players should keep their commitment to the club, adding: "Isco (Alarcón) is a great player, he has given us joy and he must continue doing so", he added.

Coach Luis Garcia, who replaced Javier Calleja before Christmas, is without suspended right back Mario Gaspar and is likely to play the defensive Javi Fuego in central midfield. "We're disappointed because we were ahead for practically the whole match and not winning really stings".