Sunday September 18, 2011 Day 4 Finished Ciudad de Valencia

Levante UD 1 - 0 Real Madrid

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  1. Levante stun Real Madrid

    Levante stun Real Madrid

    Levante sealed an historic 1-0 victory over 10-man Real Madrid to stun the Liga giants in their hot-headed clash at the Ciudad de Valencia. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Levante UD
    • Real Madrid
    • 90+4' The full-time whistle goes at the Ciudad de Valencia, and Levante have claimed a historic 1-0 victory over Real Madrid with Kone's goal proving to be the winner! What a result for Levante, and Mourinho is absolutely furious. Thanks for joining me.
    • 90+3' Levante break down the right once more, and hold the ball near the corner flag as Real are again thwarted as they look to attack.
    • 90+1' Levante continue to stifle their opponents with some dogged defending, and they will do whatever it takes to stop Real scoring.
    • 89' Mourinho is out on the touchline looking incredibly concerned, and his side cannot create anything.
    • 87' Pepe battles hard with Pallardo as Real look to break clear once more, but it's slow going.
    • 86' Pallardo's first contribution after coming on to replace Juanlu is to be booked for time wasting!
    • 85' Di Maria cannot prevent a deep cross from Ronaldo running out of play as he slides in at the back post.
    • 83' Aranda replaces Kone while Suarez is shown the yellow card for a bad foul, and it's all happening.
    • 81' Ruben Suarez goes down clutching the ball after colliding with Carvalho, and the Real Madrid players are bursting with frustration.
    • 79' Torres is shown the yellow card as he runs back to scythe down Ronaldo, and that's about as cynical as you can get.
    • 77' Ronaldo drives a fierce shot wide of the far post following Ozil's pass, and Real are pretty desperate now!
    • 75' The referee will surely have to get a grip here as Xavi Torres goes down theatrically, and Pepe is booked! Surely the officials cannot be so naive as to think that there is no play-acting going on?!
    • 73' Ruben Suarez comes on to replace Barkero, and Levante make their first change.
    • 71' Real should have another penalty! Vicente Fuente handles inside the penalty area with his arms above his head as he blocks Di Maria's cross, and the officials miss another one!
    • 70' Mesut Ozil finally comes on to replace Marcelo, and Mourinho sacrifices a defender.
    • 68' GOAL!!!!! LEVANTE TAKE THE LEAD! They might not deserve it, but Levante catch Real Madrid out on the counter-attack as Marcelo loses out to Javi Venta, who squares the ball to Kone who blasts an emphatic finish into the roof of the net!
    • 66' Juanlu should do better! Real Madrid commit bodies forward, and Juanlu should either score or square the ball to Valdo in space in what is a two on one situation!
    • 65' Juanlu heads on target from Juanfran's cross, and Casillas takes a comfortable catch.
    • 63' Marcelo continues to battle away tirelessly down the left, and Coentrao is also involved in this move.
    • 62' Carvalho heads upfield as he is put under pressure by Kone, and Pepe manages to clear.
    • 61' Casillas comes out to claim a high ball from Kone, and he proceeds to hurl a long throw up the field to Ronaldo.
    • 60' Gonzalo Higuain comes on to replace Kaka, and Real still search for this elusive opening goal.
    • 59' Coentrao runs the ball out of play down the left, and that was not the best play from the midfielder.
    • 57' Pepe is fouled by Barkero, and Mourinho looks set to make another change or two...
    • 56' Arouna Kone wins a free kick as he clashes with Marcelo, before Valdo fouls Kaka. Oh dear!
    • 54' This is embarrassing, and now Juanlu takes a dive inside his own half. Sergio Ramos can only laugh!
    • 53' Ballesteros takes a shameful tumble in the Levante half under slight contact from Marcelo, and this is actually making everyone pretty angry!
    • 52' Munua collects the free kick as Ronaldo drives it on target from range, before Casillas saves from Valdo!
    • 51' Juanlu fouls Di Maria, who goes down very easily himself. Ronaldo stands over a 30 yard free-kick.
    • 50' Real Madrid clear upfield, and Marcelo makes good ground down the left flank into space.
    • 49' Nano takes an astonishing dive on the edge of the Real box, and Marcelo simply looks on slightly bemused!
    • 48' Juanfran shows that he does occasionally play football as well as shout at the referee as he brings the ball out of defence and lumps a long ball upfield.
    • 47' Real Madrid stroke the ball around at the back patiently, and the visitors will have to find some inspiration in this second half.
    • 46' The second half is underway, and Cristiano Ronaldo has been brought on! Benzema is the man to make way.
    • 45+2' The half-time whistle goes, and it is goalless between Levante and Real Madrid. Unfortunately, this match is so far most notable for Sami Khedira being shown two of eight yellow cards, and Levante have set out to simply rile the visitors as much as possible. What is your assessment? Follow me on Twitter and let me know what you think!
    • 45+1' Valdo attempts a wild left-footed shot from range, and it flies over the crossbar without troubling Casillas.
    • 45' Two minutes will be added on at the end of this second half, and Real Madrid appear to be well and truly fed up with the antics of their opponents.
    • 43' Juanfran commits another foul on Di Maria, and this is absolutely absurd.
    • 42' Somehow, Juanfran, who continues to mark the referee, play act and commit fouls, remains on the field without even a booking! Quite astonishing.
    • 40' Yellow cards are shown to Di Maria, Iborra, Ballesteros, Venta and somehow Sami Khedira is shown a second yellow card for pushing while several Levante players do the same thing around him!
    • 38' Juanlu fouls Di Maria, who then fouls him back, and what ensues is utterly disgraceful: the entire Levante team set out to petulantly scrap with Real Madrid players!
    • 37' Levante clear their lines inside the box, and Real Madrid are frustrated once more.
    • 35' Kaka wins a free kick at the expense of - surprise, surprise - Juanfran and Di Maria will whip it over...
    • 34' Real Madrid are currently enjoying 76 per cent of the possession in this match, and they continue to pass the ball around.
    • 33' The ball breaks to Benzema on the edge of the Levante box, but he loses his composure and fires over the bar!
    • 32' Juanlu hammers a fierce drive wide of the near post, but Casillas is not troubled from that range.
    • 31' Marcelo wins another free kick as this time Torres scythes down the defender, and Real have another chance to attack.
    • 29' Arouna Kone commits another foul, and this is all rather distasteful from Levante.
    • 28' Juanfran hacks down Di Maria on the Levante left, and he has the audacity to claim he got the ball - he's astonishing!
    • 27' Kone loses the ball to Ramos as the forward sprints down the left, and that was almost an opening.
    • 26' Khedira is booked for lambasting the referee over that piece of diving from Juanfran...
    • 25' Juanfran goes down clutching his chest even though Di Maria's boot is nowhere near him, and this is pretty embarrassing!
    • 23' Nano blocks off the line! Munua makes an awful hash of a catch in his box, and Coentrao squares the ball to the onrushing Benzema, but his shot is blocked off the line by Nano!
    • 22' Marcelo enjoys a good amount of the ball out on the left, and he whips over a brilliant cross which just evades Kaka!
    • 21' Valdo takes a long ball from Juanfran down into his stride before drilling a low cross into the six-yard box, but Pepe just about clears with Kone lurking ominously at the back post!
    • 20' Ramos and Di Maria combine down the right once more, but the move peters out poorly.
    • 19' Nano concedes a corner kick as Real continue to dominate, but it is still goalless.
    • 18' Juanlu goes down under minimal contact from Benzema, and the hosts are pulling out all the stops here!
    • 17' Torres rather bizarrely heads a cross from Di Maria out of play pretty unnecessarily, and Real have a corner.
    • 16' Real stroke the ball around at the back, and the visitors bide their time before attacking.
    • 15' Juanlu goes in very late on Ramos, and that is a poor challenge as Real have another free kick.
    • 14' Khedira wins a free kick with a strong run down the right once more, and Real are rampant.
    • 13' Brilliant work from Di Maria, who rampages down the right superbly before cutting the ball back to Kaka, whose side-footed shot is saved by Munua!
    • 12' Benzema drives a low cross into the box, but Kaka shoots wide of the near post with his effort deflected!
    • 11' Ballesteros wins another header on halfway, before Real go back on the attack once more.
    • 10' GOAL DISALLOWED! Munua fails to gather cleanly a delivery from Di Maria, but an extremely late offside flag goes up as Benzema turns the ball into the empty net!
    • 9' Juanfran mistimes a challenge outwide, and now Real can attack with Di Maria to whip the ball into the box.
    • 8' Marcelo makes ground down the left, before Di Maria wins a free kick with a very fine run and touch.
    • 7' Ballesteros goes down clutching his head, but there is barely any contact with Benzema and that's a strange one.
    • 6' Khedira drops inside and plays out from the midfield, and the visitors are dominating the early exchanges.
    • 5' Real Madrid stroke the ball around patiently at the back, and Levante have barely seen the ball.
    • 4' Sergio Ramos hurtles down the right before being barged off the ball, and he will have a free kick.
    • 3' Benzema's touch lets him down as he charges off down the right and miscontrols to concede a throw in.
    • 2' Kaka gets on the board early on in his first La Liga start of the season, and the Brazilian looks bright.
    • 1' The first half is underway at the Ciudad de Valencia, and Sami Khedira gets a few early touches in midfield upon his return.
    • 18:55 Real Madrid were sweating on the fitness of in-form star Cristiano Ronaldo due to the ankle injury he picked up during the midweek Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb, and he is confined to the substitutes' bench. What do you think the score will be tonight? Get in touch with your predictions!
    • 18:50 THE TEAMS ARE IN! Levante: Munua, Nano, Ballesteros, Juanfran, Venta, Fuente, Torres, Juanlu, Valdo, Barkero, Aranda. Subs: Estrada, Lopez, Navas, El Zhar, Pallardo, Del Horno, Kone. /// Real Madrid: Casillas, Pepe, Carvalho, Marcelo, Ramos, Khedira, Alonso, Coentrao, Di Maria, Benzema, Kaka. Subs: Callejon, Adan, Ozil, Diarra, Higuain, Arbeloa, Ronaldo
    • 18:45 Welcome to live text coverage of the La Liga clash between Levante and Real Madrid at the Ciudad de Valencia.
  • Summary

    • 71' Real should have another penalty! Vicente Fuente handles inside the penalty area with his arms above his head as he blocks Di Maria's cross, and the officials miss another one!
    • 68' GOAL!!!!! LEVANTE TAKE THE LEAD! They might not deserve it, but Levante catch Real Madrid out on the counter-attack as Marcelo loses out to Javi Venta, who squares the ball to Kone who blasts an emphatic finish into the roof of the net!
    • 66' Juanlu should do better! Real Madrid commit bodies forward, and Juanlu should either score or square the ball to Valdo in space in what is a two on one situation!
    • 40' Yellow cards are shown to Di Maria, Iborra, Ballesteros, Venta and somehow Sami Khedira is shown a second yellow card for pushing while several Levante players do the same thing around him!
    • 38' Juanlu fouls Di Maria, who then fouls him back, and what ensues is utterly disgraceful: the entire Levante team set out to petulantly scrap with Real Madrid players!
    • 23' Nano blocks off the line! Munua makes an awful hash of a catch in his box, and Coentrao squares the ball to the onrushing Benzema, but his shot is blocked off the line by Nano!
    • 21' Valdo takes a long ball from Juanfran down into his stride before drilling a low cross into the six-yard box, but Pepe just about clears with Kone lurking ominously at the back post!
    • 13' Brilliant work from Di Maria, who rampages down the right superbly before cutting the ball back to Kaka, whose side-footed shot is saved by Munua!
    • 12' Benzema drives a low cross into the box, but Kaka shoots wide of the near post with his effort deflected!
    • 10' GOAL DISALLOWED! Munua fails to gather cleanly a delivery from Di Maria, but an extremely late offside flag goes up as Benzema turns the ball into the empty net!
    • 18:50 THE TEAMS ARE IN! Levante: Munua, Nano, Ballesteros, Juanfran, Venta, Fuente, Torres, Juanlu, Valdo, Barkero, Aranda. Subs: Estrada, Lopez, Navas, El Zhar, Pallardo, Del Horno, Kone. /// Real Madrid: Casillas, Pepe, Carvalho, Marcelo, Ramos, Khedira, Alonso, Coentrao, Di Maria, Benzema, Kaka. Subs: Callejon, Adan, Ozil, Diarra, Higuain, Arbeloa, Ronaldo

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Levante UD

    Manager: Juan Ignacio Martínez

  • Real Madrid

    Manager: José Mourinho

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