La Liga: the Society loses to Villarreal after collapsing in the second half
The hopes of the Royal Society to return to be among the first four of the League were affected when they fell by a 2-1 defeat at home against Villarreal on Sunday, collapsing in the second half after dominating the first period.
Willian Jose put the home team ahead in the middle of the first half in which they created many opportunities, but Manu Trigueros leveled 13 minutes in the second period from the penalty spot after Samuel Chukwueze was shot down by Igor Zubeldia .
Santi Cazorla then gave the visitors the lead in the 75th minute with a strike that was originally ruled out of play and then awarded after a VAR review.
The defeat leaves the Company in fifth place with 31 points, four behind Sevilla, fourth, which drew 1-1 at home against Athletic Bilbao on Friday. Meanwhile, Villarreal rose to ninth place with 28 points, raising his hopes of finishing in the top six.