Real Madrid denied victory at Levante after host level late in the game

Real Madrid La Liga season has been characterised by many late equalizer from opponent that the Los Blancos have to maintain at least a two goal cushion to be able to claim they will win a match. That was the case in the Levante game. It was a game that was expected to be feisty but ended up with both sides sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw.

Real Madrid dominated the first half and saw a lot of chances coming their way but they could not make all of them count. Real were threatening from the blast of the whistle and they finally got the opening goal as early as the 12th minute. It was captain Sergio Ramos that certain to the party for the visitors. He headed home from a Toni Kroos corner despite not having his best shot at goal.

Benzema was distracting Oier in Levante goal making him not concentrate on the Ramos ball while coming. Real now became vicious in their attack and it was expected of them to get a second goal before the break. That however didn't happened as Levante equalised before the break through a Kevin Prince Boateng low effort. The first half ended in a disappointing draw for Real and would have expected more from the first 45 minute.

When they came on in the second half, Real kept threatening but the goal never came and Zinedine Zidane had to tweak his tactics this time around. He brought on Isco for Bale and went to a 4-4- 2 formation. It worked for the manager as that saw Real get their second goal through Isco and they felt they had gotten the winner only for Pazzini to nick an 89th minute equaliser for the host. Real were left deflated and they had to go home with just a point after taking the lead twice in the game.

Real will hope to vent all their disappointments against Levante on Real Sociedad when they visit them at the Bernabeu on Saturday.

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