Laliga Results Levante vs Real Sociedad : The mistake condemns Real to the second defeat in four days against Levante (2-1)
The Blue and White team, despite the nine casualties and the rotations, has been better than their rival and has had enough chances to score victory, but they have lacked success. He has only scored on a foul by Isak and Levante has come back with goals from Roger and De Frutos, 2-1 in the 87th minute.
La Real have lost their second game to Levante in four days after nine games without losing in the League with six straight wins and three draws. Despite the losses, they have been better than Levante and have had enough chances to win, but the lack of success in the shot and two errors in the Barça goals have condemned them to a painful defeat.
The blue and white team accuses in the last meters the losses of its best players, David Silva and Mikel Oyarzabal, without whom it does not know victory. Without them, his good defensive level allowed him to add draws because he had never conceded more than one goal all season, but this week he has not been successful in defense. If against Barcelona he conceded too many clear chances and conceded two goals, Levante has allowed him to score them with very few attacking options due to important errors.
La Real has also noticed the losses when it comes to giving oxygen to their team. Joseba Zaldua has joined the list for discomfort in the right adductor, the ninth due to injury.
Imanol has also introduced rotations and has presented a line-up with five variations with respect to Tuesday’s at the Camp Nou and with a system change when playing 4-4-2. They have started the Remiro party; Gorosabel, Zubeldia, Sagnan, Aihen; Merquelanz, Guevara, Merino, Barrenetxea; Portu and Isak.
La Real started very well with control of possession and the game and, after a shot by Merquelanz at the hands of Aitor Fernández, they went ahead with a direct free kick launched by Isak in the 22nd minute that hit Vukcevic and has entered. The Levante pivot has not jumped as the players from the barrier should do to make the task difficult for the pitcher and his deviation has left his goalkeeper sold.
The penalty for Real has been that six minutes later Levante has tied in an action in which Remiro has been wrong to start the game through the center towards Isak without having a clear option of passing and to clear the ball to the center in his stop to a first shot by Dani Gómez. The Levante striker has found the ball in a clear position and has not wasted it.
From there the match has been balanced in the game with neither team creating more chances to score before the break than an Isak header out.
The second half began with a shot from Zubeldia that failed to find the goal and with a good save from Remiro to a shot from Morales in a play similar to that of the tie after a robbery through the center.
Imanol has recovered starting players in the last half hour with the entry of Zubimendi and Le Normand in the 62nd minute by Guevara and Sagnan. After the changes, Real has improved and Merquelanz has missed a clear chance after a good play between Isak and Barrenetxea, Zubeldia has put Aitor Fernández in trouble and the Swede has scored a goal disallowed for offside.
In the 79th minute, Monreal entered the center of the field instead of Barrenetxea and Willian José for Portu to end the game with Isak and Real had another good option from Zubeldia. But when victory was closer and the draw seemed scarce, another play badly defended by Real has arrived. Melero unopposed has passed De Frutos, who Gorosabel has not closed, and has scored the winning goal for Levante.
Imanol entered Bautista in the 91st minute due to a Gorosabel hit and Real had one last chance from Merino, but he shot high in what becomes a norm in a team that finishes a lot, against Levante fifteen times, but only five towards the goal with a goal. La Real need an average of more than fifteen shots to score a goal and thus it is very difficult to win.