Real Madrid crisis continues after 2-1 loss to Levante

Real Madrid crisis continues after 2-1 loss to Levante

Real Madrid crisis continues after 2-1 loss to Levante

Subsequently, they have suffered a 3-0 loss to Sevilla in La Liga, were held scoreless by Atletico Madrid in their derby and were stunningly defeated 1-0 by Alaves in the Primera Division immediately before the worldwide break.

Karim Benzema then hit the post with an effort from range after coming on as a second-half substitute.

Lopetegui's future is now hanging by a thread and it isn't being ruled out that he doesn't even take charge against Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Real's B team manager Santiago Solari is being touted as a possible replacement, if the club's hierarchy decide to install what may be viewed as a caretaker manager before targeting their chief target next summer, with that man believed to be Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Madrid struck the woodwork three times and had a goal by Diaz disallowed for offside in the final minutes.

A four-time Champions League victor, Madrid have come to rely on Varane.

'It's not what I have been thinking about because we still have two games, hopefully we make the play-offs. Morales kept his eyes on Sergio Postigo's long ball, as Raphael Varane failed to, took the ball around keeper Thibaut Courtois and slotted in. From there he was part of a Madrid defence that was wide open and regularly vulnerable to Levante's counter-attacks, the visitors having a third goal ruled out before the break. It had been reported that this surpassed a previous record barren run of 464 minutes, set in 1985.

Lopetegui, on the other hand, has overseen their worst return (13) from the opening nine fixtures in the 14 years since the 2004-05 campaign when they managed only eight.

Levante burst out of the traps under Paco Lopez last season. Marcelo pulled one back in the 72nd. It has lost four of its last five matches, including the last three.

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