Real Madrid bounced back against Levante (1-2) after losing last week at home and they face the crucial week of the season with a good result. However, the game was very poor and Los Blancos were saved by the penalties committed by Levante and decided by VAR. Again, the feeling are not very positive, but these two Clásicos and the Champions League match against Ajax will give us the right momentum of the team.
Santiago Solari included the best line-up possible even if the upcoming games looked more difficult. Only Sergio Ramos was missing and Nacho replaced him, again with a bad performance and he was even sent off. Tonight, with the best players, Real Madrid didn’t find their way to combat Levante, who had the best chances in the first half, especially hitting the posts twice.
Real Madrid couldn’t react because Modric was unable to participate with danger. Besides, the whole performance of the players was poor, impossible to highlight any player. Luckily, the referee whistle penalty for a hand ball committed by Rochina and Benzema didn’t miss.
In the second half, Benzema could open the gap with the header, but the ball hit the bar. Levante weren’t creating many problems but they balanced the game in the 60th minute with a good goal scored by Roger. It looked like Los Blancos were going to lose another two points making the goal of La Liga completely impossible. However, the referee pointed again the penalty spot in a controversial decision after Casemiro’s fall. Surprisingly, he didn’t go to see the action on the screen and the VAR endorsed the referee’s decision. Bale didn’t miss and score the goal.
The Welshman started the game again on the bench and didn’t celebrate the goal. Actually, he even refused the greetings of Lucas Vázquez in a very unpleasant gesture. The game was over and Los Blancos got the three points back but not the best feelings. On Wednesday and Saturday it will be time to great FC Barcelona.