Tuesday, November 20, 2018

European football round-up: Real Madrid lose again and Thierry Henry suffers debut defeat

European football round-up: Real Madrid lose again and Thierry Henry suffers debut defeat

Bad start: Real Madrid drop to fifth after conceding two early goals at home to LevantePAUL WHITE

Real Madrid crash to third straight defeat
Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui said he is not preoccupied by the threat of being sacked despite his side suffering a third consecutive defeat, 2-1 at home to Levante.

Levante raced into a two-goal lead inside 15 minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu through Jose Luis Morales and a penalty from Roger Marti yet Real hit the woodwork three times and had two goals ruled out.

Marcelo finally ended Real’s longest-ever goal drought, spanning 482 minutes, by thumping into the net but an equaliser proved elusive for Lopetegui’s side, who are fifth in La Liga.

“Right now that [his position] is the last thing that I’m thinking about,” Lopetegui said. “I feel more encouraged than ever to continue because the…

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