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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Levante Force Real Madrid to a draw at the Bernabeau





Real Madrid paid for the nonappearance of Cristiano Ronaldo and a progression of missed shots by Gareth Bale as they were held 1-1 at home by Levante on Saturday.

A moderate begin by a much-changed Real group was rebuffed when Ivi Lopez terminated recently advanced Levante into a stun lead after only 12 minutes.

The European champions reacted because of Lucas Vazquez's equalizer before half-time, however neglected to break Levante's resistence in spite of ceaseless weight in the second-half.

What's more, their disappointment bubbled over when Marcelo was demonstrated a straight red card for kicking out at Jefferson Lerma as the amusement entered stoppage time.

Regardless of Ronaldo's proceeded with nonappearance through suspension, Bale and Isco were left on the seat, while Luka Modric and goalkeeper Keylor Navas were forgotten the squad totally.

What's more, the European champions were gotten bug by a drowsy begin as Levante went in front because of some horrendous Real guarding.

A Levante long-toss from the privilege was permitted to skip inside Madrid's six-yard box before Ivi spun and let go crosswise over Kiko Casilla into the far corner.

The hosts were managed another blow halfway through the principal half as Karim Benzema limped off and with no other normal striker on the seat, Bale was compelled to play as an assistant focus forward.

Madrid increase the rhythm as the half wore on, yet needed to depend on a set-piece to level nine minutes previously half-time.

Sergio Ramos' transcending header was parried by Raul Fernandez, yet Vazquez packaged home the bounce back into an unfilled net.

Bundle at that point had a tremendous opportunity to turn the diversion around, yet was denied by a savvy prevent from the Levante 'guardian as he attempted to twist the ball home with the outside of his left foot.

The Welshman kept on being the point of convergence of the Madrid assault after the break, be that as it may, even after the presentation of Isco, Madrid missed Ronaldo's bleeding edge in the last third.

A wild eyed complete saw Bale head inches wide from Isco's cross at the back post four minutes from time.

Marcelo at that point saw a savage exertion from the edge of the case turned behind by Fernandez, however the Brazilian seemed to kick out at Lerma as he hit the ground and was demonstrated a straight red card.

In spite of their numerical impediment, Madrid still almost got every one of the three focuses as Toni Kroos' exertion from the edge of the region cut the outside of the post.

Be that as it may, for the second back to back home amusement, Real let two focuses disappear to hand the early activity in the La Liga title race to Barcelona, who have Espanyol later on Saturday.





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