The current European champions, Real Madrid are now without a win in five consecutive games, the Julen Lopetegui led side suffered yet another loss when they were up against minnows Levante in the La Liga on Saturday.
The Los Blancos previously lost to Alaves, CSKA Moscow, drew against derby rivals Atletico Madrid and was at the end of a thumping 3-0 defeat from current table toppers Sevilla. An International break following Real Madrid’s poor run was deemed necessary but it was not the return they intended to make, as head coach Lopetegui’s future at the Santiago Bernabeu grows increasingly grim.
For Levante, this would mark a historic victory at the cost of Real Madrid’s plight. It is a matter of pride for any club when they overcome the most successful team in league history and that is what Levante achieved- to do that the away stadium is just the icing on the cake.
It took the visitors just six minutes to draw first blood at Bernabeu, French defender Varane misjudged a through ball, which paved the way for Levante’s Morales, who was one on one with keeper Courtois. The forward took a clever touch to keep the ball away from the keeper and then fired it in for the goal.
The second goal came from a penalty at the 12th minute of the game, it was Roger for Levante, who slotted it home to give his side a major boost within the initial stages of the game. Real Madrid’s confidence was shattered and struggled to find their way back from that point.
Marcelo pulled a goal back for Madrid at the 72nd minute, but that was not enough as Levante saw the match through in stunning fashion, where the presence of a certain Cristiano Ronaldo was drastically missed by the white end of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.