1-1: League leaders deserved more against Villarreal
Sergio Ramos netted Real Madrid's goal and Asenjo, who was the visitors' best player, denied the Whites victory.
Fixtures played 33
Wins Real Madrid 20
Wins Villarreal 3
Goals Real Madrid 70
Goals Villarreal 29
Goals from Benzema, Lucas Vázquez and Modric sealed victory for The Whites against Villarreal.
The Whites, who put in a great second-half performance and had 20 shots, did all they could until the very end against Villarreal.
First-half goals from Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo sealed Real Madrid's fourth consecutive victory.
Cristiano Ronaldo gave Real Madrid the lead, but Villarreal levelled the scores and held out despite the Whites' attacks.