October 20, 2018 / 12:47 PM / a month ago

Real set unwanted record of 482 minutes without scoring

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Levante - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - October 20, 2018 Real Madrid's Gareth Bale looks dejected after missing a chance to score REUTERS/Susana Vera

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid hit a new low under beleaguered coach Julen Lopetegui as they set an unwelcome club record of 482 minutes without scoring during a 2-1 defeat at home to Levante, their third successive loss in all competitions.

Defender Marcelo ended the historic wait for a goal by smashing into the roof of the net in the 71st minute against Levante, after the visitors had taken the lead through Jose Luis Morales and a penalty scored by Roger Marti.

Before Marcelo struck against Levante, Real’s last goal in any competition had come in a 1-0 win against Espanyol on Sept. 22, with them failing to score in their following games with Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, CSKA Moscow and Alaves.

Reporting by Richard Martin; editing by Martyn Herman

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