Match Report Real Madrid 1 – Levante 2: Lopetegui is on the...

Match Report Real Madrid 1 – Levante 2: Lopetegui is on the Edge


Real Madrid suffered the fifth defeat of the season (1-2) against Levante at home leaving Julen Lopetegui on the edge. Los Blancos were again very vulnerable in defense and not able to finish the many chances created. Marcelo scored after 481 minutes of draught.

Julen Lopetegui trusted on Asensio, Isco, Lucas Vázquez and Mariano in the attacking line, leaving Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema on the bench. However, the manager had to put all of them on the pitch in the second half due to the bad first half. Again, Los Blancos missed another striker, failing many chances and hitting the bar up to three times during the game.

Real Madrid needed a calm game after a few difficult weeks. However, the match couldn’t start worst. Morales in the 7th minute put Levante in advantage after a huge mistake of Raphael Varane, who is playing really bad in this start of the season. The French defender was also guilty in the second goal after a hand ball. The referee, after consulting with the VAR, whistled the penalty spot and Roger didn’t miss. In the 17th minute, Los Blancos were already losing 0-2.

The good news is that there were a lot of time for a comeback. Very soon Asensio scored the first goal, but again the VAR said that he was in offside, so the goal wasn’t valid. Lopetegui had to change something in the half time and Bale came in replacing Odriozola. Los Blancos created many chances, especially with Benzema on the pitch, but there weren’t accurate again.

Finally, Marcelo could score in the 72nd minute, putting some hope on Real Madrid supporters hearts. There was time enough for a comeback but, again, the goals didn’t arrive and Los Blancos suffered another defeat. This is the third straight defeat and Real Madrid are winless in the last five games. Too many bad statistics for Lopetegui to keep his job. What should Florentino do now?