Madrid lose at home to Levante, set club record for goalless run
Real Madrid lost at home to Levante today in the Spanish La Liga, as they also set a new club record for goalless run.
Julen Lopetegui looks to be on the brink of being sacked as Real Madrid head coach after a shock 2-1 home defeat to Levante extended the European champions’ abysmal run of form.
The Madrid boss made five changes on Saturday in a bid to end a run of four games without a win or a goal.
But they would end up setting the unwanted record of the longest goal drought in the club’s history by surpassing 464 minutes without scoring, against Levante.
Jose Luis Morales and a Roger Marti penalty put Levante two up inside 13 minutes in a dramatic LaLiga match that included three VAR reviews.
Madrid broke their club record for the longest goalless run in their 116-year history by failing to score in the first 56 minutes, a streak finally ended by Marcelo’s strike 18 minutes from time.
But despite hitting the woodwork on three occasions, Madrid fell to defeat that leaves Lopetegui under further pressure to save his job, with the Clasico taking place in just eight days’ time.