Real Madrid 1-2 Levante
Real Madrid poor form this season continues after falling to a third defeat in their La Liga season and fourth defeat in five consecutive matches, they have not won any game since the 22nd of September, when they won 1-0 against Espanyol. They are currently 5th in the La Liga table. These results have increased the pressure on the Blancos coach – Julen Lopetegui.
An early goal through José Luis Morales right footed shot from the center of the box gave the visitors a lead. The second goal came in 7 minutes later from Roger Martí‘s penalty when VAR overruled the referee’s decision and awarded Levante a penalty. Bale and Benzema were introduced in the second half but it was Marcelo Vieira‘s late goal that gave the Real Madrid a glimmer of hope. However, Lavente’s solid defence prevented another goal.
Barcelona 4-2 Sevilla
FC Barcelona returned to winning ways in La Liga and also back to the top of the La Liga table after a win against Sevilla. The victory also cost Lionel Messi as he suffered a serious arm injury. According to BBC Sports Messi has been ruled out for three weeks and will miss both the Champions League group match against Inter Milan next week Wednesday and El Clasico – last Sunday of the month.
The match started with two early goals from both Philippe Coutinho and Lionel Messi. Messi’s involvement in the game came to an end after an awkward fall left him clutching his arm in pain. The third goal came from Luiz Suárez goal from the penalty spot after he was brought down by Tomáš Vaclík.
Thepulled one back from an own-goal deflected off Clement Lenglet from Pablo Sarabia’s strike, making it 3-1. Late goal for each side were scored by Ivan Rakitic‘s (Barcelona) wonderful volley and Luis Muriel’s 91st-minute strike. Final score: 4-2.
For ther La Liga matches see Results.