Wasteful Real Madrid drop points with surprise draw against Levante

We take a look at the best pictures from Real Madrid's draw against Levante

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
9th September 2017

article:9th September 2017

Reigning LaLiga champions Real Madrid dropped points for the second game in a row as Ivi’s early opener earned Levante their share of the spoils from a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu.

Zinedine Zidane’s men were held by Valencia before the international break and Lucas Vazquez’s first-half response was only enough for another tie upon the resumption of the league.


Such was Real’s frustration at their inability to break down Levante’s stubborn defence – marshalled superbly by goalkeeper Raul – that wing-back Marcelo saw red at the death.

The home defence, with Sergio Ramos returning, fell asleep in the 12th minute when Ivan Lopez’s long throw-in evaded them all to find Ivi, who just needed to stick out a leg and poke the ball home.

The Valencians could not put further daylight between themselves and Real, though, and Vazquez’s equaliser in the 36th minute dampened their spirits after a bright first-half showing.

Real’s bid to snatch a late winner suffered a blow when Marcelo lashed out to earn a red card. Toni Kroos almost cut through the gloom to clinch it when he rattled a post deep into stoppage time.

In the gallery above, we take a look at some of the best pictures from the game.


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Wasteful Real Madrid drop points with surprise draw against Levante

We take a look at the best pictures from Real Madrid's draw against Levante

Gareth Bale has his shot saved by Raul Fernandez

Gareth Bale has his shot saved by Raul Fernandez

Isco attempts to initiate an attack against Levante

Isco attempts to initiate an attack against Levante

Vazquez celebrates after scoring his team's first goal

Vazquez celebrates after scoring his team's first goal

Sergio Ramos tests his luck from long range

Sergio Ramos tests his luck from long range

Lucas Vazquez is challenged by Levante goalscorer Ivan Lopez Alvarez "Ivi" of Levante

Lucas Vazquez is challenged by Levante goalscorer Ivan Lopez Alvarez "Ivi" of Levante

Marcel leaves the field after receiving a red card

Marcel leaves the field after receiving a red card

Zinedine Zidane (L) gestures from the sideline against Levante

Zinedine Zidane (L) gestures from the sideline against Levante

Roberto Suarez Pier (L) vies with Gareth Bale

Roberto Suarez Pier (L) vies with Gareth Bale