Zidane reaction after Real Madrid draw against Levante

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said he was “disgusted” with his side after they conceded an 89th-minute equaliser against Levante.

Isco slotted home after 81 minutes, but Giampaolo Pazzini earned Levante a point after he was played in behind the Real defence.

Emmanuel Boateng earlier cancelled out Sergio Ramos’ opener for Real.


The defending champions are fourth in La Liga, 18 points behind leaders Barcelona, who play Espanyol on Sunday.

It was Real’s sixth draw of the season – combined with four defeats – and they are only two points clear of fifth-placed Villarreal to increase the pressure on Zidane.

Real are without a clean sheet in six La Liga matches and their defence was arguably at fault for both goals with Pazzini unmarked for the equaliser and Jose Luis Morales left one-on-one for Boateng’s first-half equaliser.

Keylor Navas saved Morales’ shot but the ball fell to Boateng, who calmly swept home.

Real missed several second-half chances, with Cristiano Ronaldo, who was later replaced, having a shot from close range blocked by Cheick Doukoure.

Karim Benzema scuffed wide from the edge of the box after dribbling past four defenders, while Ramos forced Levante goalkeeper Oier into a smart save from the resulting corner.

“This year for us is a complicated year because we haven’t put six good results together in a row,” Zidane said.

“We are disgusted with the result and the performance of the team.

“The game was controlled, doing the most difficult things, but we didn’t know how to score. Then there are two errors we make in the two goals.”

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