Shocking Real Madrid set club record for goalless run

Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte

Lopetegui's team had entered the match enduring its worst scoreless streak since 1985.

Brazilian defender Marcelo Vieira, French forward Karim Benzema and Welsh forward Gareth Bale all participated in the session led by head coach Julen Lopetegui.

Prior to the September recess, they had scored 12 goals in four competitive fixtures, but subsequently they have mustered only five in seven games, three of which came at once against Roma in Europe.

Sevilla have won four league games on the bounce and, in one of those, thumped Real Madrid 3-0.

The German World Cup victor has anchored the Real midfield to three consecutive Champions League titles, but he has hinted at being unhappy with his role in new manager Julen Lopetegui's system.

"Right now that is the last thing I'm thinking about", he told reporters after the match. "We have to figure out what we've been doing wrong. We need to win on the pitch". The ball is just not going in.

"I believe more than ever in this squad after seeing how they responded to adversity". Jose Luis Morales and Roger put the Valencian outfit ahead before Marcelo pulled a goal back in the later stages of the game.




Lopetegui surprised many when he chose to start Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema on the bench, a move which would backfire for the Spaniard. The side officially went 481 minutes without a goal. Marco Asensio also had a first-half goal disallowed by VAR.

The result left Madrid fifth and in danger of dropping further down by the end of the weekend's round.

Madrid host Plzen in a Champions League game next week before travelling to Barcelona for the Clasico on October 28.

The Liga match between Real Madrid and Levante will be broadcast live on beIN Sports. His acceptance of the Real Madrid job prompted the Spanish FA to sack him before he could lead the Spain team in the Russian Federation tournament.

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui insists he feels the confidence of the board.

Can Real Madrid return to winning ways or can Levante prevent defeat at the Bernabeu for just the third time in their history?

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