Madrid reach worst scoring drought in loss

Madrid reach worst scoring drought in loss

Former Levante striker Salva Ballesta says Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui deserves greater respect.

"I don't think his job is in danger, we are right behind him". "Between today and tomorrow we will see", Lopetegui said during a press conference.

They now sit seventh in La Liga, just a point behind Madrid in fifth.

"The only positive is we are close to the top of the league, the most important thing now is to recover the injured players and then calmness will come by winning games and scoring goals".

It took only six minutes for Levante to strike, Sergio Postigo's long ball completely missed by Raphael Varane, allowing captain Jose Luis Morales to round Thibaut Courtois and slide into an empty net.

Marcelo ended the streak in the second half at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, but the negative milestone had already been set, coming three months after Ronaldo left to join Juventus.

Levante stunned the home fans into silence when they were awarded a penalty in weird circumstances for a handball by the hapless Varane on the line of the penalty area, which was finally given after consulting the video assistant referee (VAR) just as the visitors were about to take a free kick. "I am sure that football will soon start giving to us what it is taking away at the moment".

More news: Oil up but posts weekly loss on stock build, trade tensions
More news: People's Vote March: Kent protestors to join thousands in London
More news: Lewis Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in wet USA first practice

After seeing their team suffer its worst scoring drought and lose for the fourth time in five matches, Real Madrid fans ran out of patience.

He said: "I'm not anxious about what people are saying, I'm not taking much notice".

Madrid were two behind after 13 minutes and both came from Varane mistakes. Roger converted the penalty. Alongside their indifferent form, Levante also have the third worst defensive record in the league so far this season, which is good news for a goal-starved Madrid.

VAR proved their undoing again, ruling Marco Asensio's follow-up offside after Casemiro headed against the crossbar.

Madrid struck the woodwork three times and had a goal by Diaz disallowed for offside in the final minutes.

Atletico visit struggling Villarreal on Saturday, looking to make it eight games unbeaten.

Related Articles