Villarreal pressed in the second half, but could not respond as the Yellow Submarine suffered another home defeat.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.
VILLARREAL: Asenjo; Mario, Musacchio, V.Ruiz, Gabriel; Bruno, Trigueros, Cani, Gomez; Vietto, Uche
REAL: Casillas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric; Ronaldo, James, Bale; Benzema
Manchester United fans really, really want Ronaldo back at the club... pic.twitter.com/3LpuioAvRM— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) September 27, 2014