The 26-year-old midfielder delivered an help for Madrid’s first objective, created the opening for the second and scored the winner for the guests who appeared to be getting ready to elimination once they trailed 2-0 at half-time.
“I was annoyed, very annoyed,” Madrid supervisor Carlo Ancelotti mentioned. “They went ahead early, we took risks, they play the ball out well from the back, we weren’t decisive in the duels.
“I advised the crew to get up. They awoke properly. It is the primary half and the second, the primary wasn’t good, we will not play like that. However the response was spectacular, you by no means hand over with this badge. However we will not get near the underside earlier than reacting, that is not good.”
Villarreal moved quickly into the lead with a Etienne Capoue strike in the fourth minute and extended their lead in the 41st with Samuel Chukwueze.
But Ceballos came off the bench in the 56th minute to play a pivotal role in all of Real Madrid goals.
One minute after coming on, he assisted Vinicius Jr who scored with a point-blank shot.
Twelve minutes later he crossed to Karim Benzema whose towering header was denied by Filip Jorgensen however allowed Eder Militao to attain from the rebound. Within the 86th minute Ceballos slotted an ideal low shot from simply contained in the field to present Actual Madrid the win.