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Real Madrid 1-1 Levante

Lucas Vazquez
Lucas Vazquez scored his first goal of the season for Real Madrid

Real Madrid's stuttering start to their La Liga defence continued, coming from behind to draw against Levante.

The visitors took a shock lead through Ivi, who spun past Dani Carvajal in the area before slotting home.

But Lucas Vazquez equalised from close range after Sergio Ramos's header was saved by Raul Fernandez.

Marcelo was dismissed for kicking out at Jefferson Lerma and Toni Kroos could have won it for Real in injury-time but curled a shot a against the post.

Minutes earlier, Brazilian full-back Marcelo had struck an effort at goal which Raul brilliantly saved, but lashed out at Lerma after a challenge by the Levante player and was dismissed.

The result means Real have won one game from three in the league this season, but failed to win their opening two matches at Bernabeu for the first time since 1995.

Bale misses series of chances

Missing the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo - who served the fourth of his five-game ban for pushing a referee - Real then had to deal with the loss of Karim Benzema through injury in the first half. The Frenchman was replaced by Gareth Bale, who missed a host of chances.

The Welshman had a one-on-one effort tipped wide by goalkeeper Raul and could not find the target with three headers - the best of which came on 88 minutes when he rose to meet Isco's cross at the back post but nodded across goal and wide.

Zinedine Zidane's side needed two Marco Asensio goals to salvage a draw against Valencia in their last league game, but the team's new star could not provide a finishing touch this time.

The Spain international latched on to Bale's flick on, but his low strike was pushed away by the impressive Raul.

The first round of Champions League group games take place this coming week, with holders Real taking on Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 13Casilla
  • 2CarvajalBooked at 66mins
  • 6Nacho
  • 4RamosBooked at 54mins
  • 15Hernández
  • 18LlorenteSubstituted forIscoat 62'minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 17VázquezSubstituted forKovacicat 72'minutes
  • 20Asensio
  • 12MarceloBooked at 89mins
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forBaleat 28'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Vallejo
  • 11Bale
  • 14Casemiro
  • 22Isco
  • 23Kovacic
  • 24Ceballos
  • 30Zidane

Levante

  • 1Fernández
  • 2López MendozaSubstituted forLópez Muñozat 20'minutes
  • 15Postigo
  • 6Rodríguez Benito
  • 3García Aranda
  • 23Remeseiro Salgueiro
  • 24Campaña
  • 4Suárez Pier
  • 8LermaBooked at 45mins
  • 14López ÁlvarezSubstituted forGarcíaat 68'minutes
  • 17Alegría MorenoBooked at 47minsSubstituted forBoatengat 55'minutesBooked at 60mins

Substitutes

  • 7García
  • 10Bardhi
  • 13Olazábal
  • 19López Muñoz
  • 20Lukic
  • 21Boateng
  • 22Luna
Referee:
Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
Attendance:
67,789

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamLevante
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home13
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 1, Levante 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 1, Levante 1.

Nacho (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Samu García (Levante).

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Marco Asensio.

Attempt blocked. Jason (Levante) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jefferson Lerma.

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pedro López (Levante).

Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

Emmanuel Boateng (Levante) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Marcelo (Real Madrid) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Marcelo (Real Madrid).

Jefferson Lerma (Levante) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Isco with a cross.

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason (Levante).

Attempt missed. Nacho (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Isco with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Pedro López.

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Samu García (Levante).

Attempt saved. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

Corner, Levante. Conceded by Daniel Carvajal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Chema Rodríguez (Levante) because of an injury.

Hand ball by Toño (Levante).

Offside, Levante. Samu García tries a through ball, but Jason is caught offside.

Offside, Real Madrid. Gareth Bale tries a through ball, but Isco is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Jason.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Mateo Kovacic replaces Lucas Vázquez.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Jefferson Lerma.

Attempt missed. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

Nacho (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emmanuel Boateng (Levante).

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emmanuel Boateng (Levante).

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Samu García replaces Ivi.

Booking

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 9th September 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona33009099
2Sevilla32105147
3Real Sociedad22006246
4Leganés32013216
5Atl Madrid31207345
6Real Madrid31206335
7Levante31204315
8Valencia31203215
9Girona21103214
10Ath Bilbao21101014
11Getafe31112204
12Real Betis210123-13
13Eibar310214-33
14Dep La Coruña201125-31
15Espanyol301217-61
16Celta Vigo200235-20
17Malaga200202-20
18Alavés200203-30
19Villarreal200204-40
20Las Palmas200216-50
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