Julen Lopetegui’s side have now lost four and drawn one of their last five fixtures in all competitions.
Real Madrid continued their poor form this season, with another 2-1 loss to LaLiga outfit Levante. Although the Los Blancos looked close to grabbing a late equalizer, it was the Granotos’ goalkeeper Oier Olazabal, who put in some match-winning saves for his side.
The 29-year-old former Barcelona goalkeeper stated that the Bernabeu club miss Cristiano Ronaldo, and are a different shade when compared to previous seasons. Jose Luis Morales and Roger Marti scored for Levante within the first 15 minutes in the capital club’s home, and held onto the three points despite a Marcelo goal in the second-half.
The loss meant that Julen Lopetegui‘s side have now lost four and drawn one of their last five fixtures in all competitions. It is being alleged that the former Spain gaffer has been given time till the El Clasico, where a bad result could see him getting the boot.
Olazabal told Cadena Ser, “Even they are not as good as they usually are, that aim they have. Cristiano brings you a lot of goals. He scored 50 goals per season and it is clear that they miss them. I enjoyed it, to win at the Santiago Bernabeu is nice. It is a historic moment for this squad and this club.”
The defending European champions are now four points adrift of league leaders Barcelona, ahead of the much-awaited El Clasico on Sunday, at the Nou Camp.