Real Madrid 1-2 Levante: Julen Lopetegui's nightmare continues

They have suffered four defeats in five games and set an unwanted goal drought record

Roger marcó el 0-2 al transformar un penalti
Roger marcó el 0-2 al transformar un penalti | EFE

Julen Lopetegui’s nightmare continues. Real Madrid were beaten by Levante at home ,suffering their fourth loss in five games, as well as setting a record for the longest goal drought in their history.

Francesc J. Gimeno

MATCH FACTS

Liga Santander

Real Madrid

1-2

Levante

Real Madrid

Courtois, Odriozola (Bale, 46'), Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Isco (Ceballos, 60'), Lucas Vázquez, Mariano y Marco Asensio (Benzema, 60').

Levante

Oier, Jason, Cabaco, Postigo (Chema, 76'), Pier, Toño, Rochina (Doukouré, 67'), Bardhi, Campaña, Roger (Boateng, 79') y Morales.

Goles

0-1, Morales (7'); 0-2, Roger, de penalti (13'); 1-2, Marcelo (72').

Árbitro

Cuadra Fernández (comité balear). Amonestó a Cabaco, 53'), Jason (89') y Marcelo (94').

Incidencias

Partido correspondiente a la novena jornada de la Liga Santander disputado en el estadio Santiago Bernabéu en presencia de 63.423 espectadores. Se guardó un minuto de silencio en memoria del ex jugador madridista Fernando Serena, fallecido el pasado lunes.

Jose Luis Morales and Roger Marti, from the spot, netted two goals in the first 13 minutes to send Levante ahead at a stunned Santiago Bernabeu.

Madrid had gone 482 minutes without scoring before Marcelo blazed an effort home in the 72nd minute, but even though it ended their new record goal drought, it was not enough to see them get anything from the game.

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Oier Olazabal made several good saves and Madrid hit the woodwork three times - through Mariano, Casemiro and Benzema - but they could not win and the pressure continues to mount on the former Spain coach.

VAR ruled out goals from Marco Asensio and later Mariano, with Olazabal tipping away Gareth Bale’s free-kick at full stretch.

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