Madrid Fans Wave White Handkerchiefs During Defeat To Levante

Ruben Hill
October 21, 2018

While speaking to Omnisport, the 35-year-old Ghanaian hoped that Real Madrid do well under Lopetegui but if they don't then he will pay with his job as Real Madrid cannot afford poor form for too long, "Real Madrid are one the biggest clubs, so you can imagine the pressure, We all hope he will do well".

Their offensive troubles have led to increased speculation that they are ready to launch a huge bid for a world-renowned player next summer, with Paris Saint-Germain ace Neymar and Chelsea's Eden Hazard two of the targets that they are most readily associated with.

Levante looked to have scored a third as half-time approached but Ruben Rochina's tap-in was chalked off due to provider Tono being offside before putting in a cross.

Lopetegui was already under huge scrutiny after defeats to Sevilla, CSKA Moscow and Deportivo Alaves, along with a goalless draw against Atletico Madrid in the last four games.

After making a bold team selection that included naming Bale, Toni Kroos and Benzema on the bench, another terrible result here, coupled with an historically bad goalscoring streak, has him on the brink of the sack.

Also helped by his woodwork which Madrid struck three times, Olazabal made 11 saves, his best being a close-range block with his leg on Vazquez just before the break. If it had gone in, all the momentum would have been with Madrid.

The hand ball was the second disastrous incident for Varane in the match.

Real started 4W-1D in La Liga, but has now lost three of four in the league.

It was initially believed that Madrid had broken their own record for going goalless, before it was confirmed that in one of the games in their worst-ever run had gone to extra time, adding 30 extra minutes onto the presumed tally of 465 minutes, nearly eight hours of play.

'We had 34 or 35 shots on goals, 14 or 15 of which were on target.

Levante burst out of the traps under Paco Lopez last season.

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