Fourteen yellow cards and two red for players, Mourinho and Rui Faria dismissed from the Real Madrid bench and a game played at a frantic pace, what more could one ask?
The first half was fairly even with Villarreal not looking like a side in trouble just outside the relegation zone and it wasn’t until the 72nd minute that the deadlock was broken with a great goal from Ronaldo.
Marcos Senna pulled one back for Villarreal with a well-struck free kick and although Real were dominating possession, the game could have gone either way.
Sergio Ramos got his marching orders for a second bookable offence and before play restarted, Ozil was also sent packing for being gobby to the referee. Higuain even got himself booked after the final whistle, a very dumb move to say the least.
Final score 1-1 and Real are now only six points ahead of Barcelona at the top of La Liga.