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Real Madrid's home defeat to Levante on Saturday afternoon has made life very hard for coach Julen Lopetegui.

Marco Asensio was the last player to find the net for Los Blancos, when he scored four minutes before half-time in a 1-0 home victory over Espanyol on September 20.

It comes deservingly to Julen Lopetegui who has not been able to deliver at Real Madrid, a club where the standards are higher than anywhere else and results matter over anything else.

Summer signing Thibaut Courtois also struggled, as did Sergio Ramos, who was humiliated at one point by Levante's Jose Luis Morales.

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Lopetegui was already under huge scrutiny after defeats to Sevilla, CSKA Moscow and Deportivo Alaves, along with a goalless draw against Atletico Madrid in the last four games.

Real host Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Tuesday before a crunch game away to arch rivals Barcelona next Sunday and the coach admitted his team need to have a meeting to address their failures in front of goal.

Madrid struck the woodwork three times and had a goal by Diaz disallowed for offside in the final minutes.

His mistake, failing to cut out a long ball from Postigo, allowed Morales to open the scoring and he then conceded the penalty for Levante's second.

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Real Madrid broke their previous record of 464 minutes without a goal in all competitions during a frustrating clash with Levante.

- They have only scored 12 goals in their opening nine La Liga 2018-2019 games, their worst scoring record since the 2004-2005 season (8).

The former Spain boss replaced Zinedine Zidane in the summer but Real are fifth in the La Liga table after a terrible start to the season.

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