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Levante 2-2 Real Madrid

Levante celebrate a goal
Levante, 17th in La Liga, also drew with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in September

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said he was "disgusted" with his side after they conceded an 89th-minute equaliser against Levante.

Isco slotted home after 81 minutes, but Giampaolo Pazzini earned Levante a point after he was played in behind the Real defence.

Emmanuel Boateng earlier cancelled out Sergio Ramos' opener for Real.

The defending champions are fourth in La Liga, 18 points behind leaders Barcelona, who play Espanyol on Sunday.

It was Real's sixth draw of the season - combined with four defeats - and they are only two points clear of fifth-placed Villarreal to increase the pressure on Zidane.

Real are without a clean sheet in six La Liga matches and their defence was arguably at fault for both goals with Pazzini unmarked for the equaliser and Jose Luis Morales left one-on-one for Boateng's first-half equaliser.

Keylor Navas saved Morales' shot but the ball fell to Boateng, who calmly swept home.

Real missed several second-half chances, with Cristiano Ronaldo, who was later replaced, having a shot from close range blocked by Cheick Doukoure.

Karim Benzema scuffed wide from the edge of the box after dribbling past four defenders, while Ramos forced Levante goalkeeper Oier into a smart save from the resulting corner.

Levante celebrate their late equaliser
Former Italy international Giampaolo Pazzini grabbed the equaliser on his debut after joining Levante on loan in the January transfer window from Verona

"This year for us is a complicated year because we haven't put six good results together in a row," Zidane said.

"We are disgusted with the result and the performance of the team.

"The game was controlled, doing the most difficult things, but we didn't know how to score. Then there are two errors we make in the two goals."

Line-ups

Levante

Formation 4-5-1

  • 13Olazábal
  • 12Andújar MorenoBooked at 88mins
  • 4Suárez Pier
  • 15Postigo
  • 22Luna
  • 11Morales
  • 8LermaSubstituted forMartíat 68'minutes
  • 20Lukic
  • 5DoukouréBooked at 13mins
  • 14López ÁlvarezBooked at 26minsSubstituted forPazziniat 77'minutes
  • 21BoatengSubstituted forRemeseiro Salgueiroat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Martí
  • 10Bardhi
  • 17Pazzini
  • 18Cabaco
  • 19López
  • 23Remeseiro Salgueiro
  • 27Ruiz Ojeda

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Navas
  • 2Carvajal
  • 5VaraneBooked at 90mins
  • 4RamosBooked at 21mins
  • 12Marcelo
  • 10Modric
  • 14Casemiro
  • 8KroosSubstituted forVázquezat 90'minutes
  • 11BaleSubstituted forIscoat 66'minutes
  • 9Benzema
  • 7Cristiano RonaldoSubstituted forAsensioat 82'minutesBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 6Nacho
  • 13Casilla
  • 15Hernández
  • 17Vázquez
  • 20Asensio
  • 22Isco
  • 23Kovacic
Referee:
Mario Melero López
Attendance:
23,542

Match Stats

Home TeamLevanteAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home28%
Away72%
Shots
Home12
Away23
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Levante 2, Real Madrid 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Levante 2, Real Madrid 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez with a cross.

  4. Booking

    Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Raphael Varane (Real Madrid).

  6. Post update

    Giampaolo Pazzini (Levante) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Lucas Vázquez replaces Toni Kroos.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Levante 2, Real Madrid 2. Giampaolo Pazzini (Levante) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jason with a through ball.

  10. Booking

    Coke (Levante) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Coke (Levante).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Roger Martí (Levante) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by José Luis Morales with a cross following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Giampaolo Pazzini (Levante) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jason (Levante) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Levante. Conceded by Casemiro.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Levante. Coke tries a through ball, but Giampaolo Pazzini is caught offside.

  18. Booking

    Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Marco Asensio (Real Madrid).

  20. Post update

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

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1Barcelona21183059104957
2Atl Madrid2113713292346
3Valencia21124542251740
4Real Madrid21116445212439
5Villarreal2211473326737
6Sevilla2210392834-633
7Eibar229583134-332
8Celta Vigo229493932731
9Real Betis2293103745-830
10Getafe217772621528
11Girona217772929028
12Leganés208482021-128
13Ath Bilbao216962423127
14Real Sociedad2275104140126
15Espanyol216691828-1024
16Alavés2271141932-1322
17Levante2231182032-1220
18Dep La Coruña2245132451-2717
19Las Palmas2142151650-3414
20Malaga2134141434-2013
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