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Levante’s Marti sinks 10-man Real Madrid

Real Madrid defender Eder Militao was sent off in the ninth minute for denying Sergio Leon a clear scoring chance.

By: Reuters | Madrid |
January 30, 2021 11:01:18 pm
Levante's Roger Marti, right, celebrates after scoring his team second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Levante at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Levante striker Roger Marti brushed off squandering a penalty to score the winning goal as his side pulled off a shock 2-1 La Liga victory at Real Madrid on Saturday after playing the majority of the game with an extra man.

Real defender Eder Militao was sent off in the ninth minute for denying Sergio Leon a clear scoring chance but the champions took the lead in the 14th with a superb goal on the counter-attack from Marco Asensio.

Levante’s talismanic forward Jose Luis Morales equalised with an unstoppable first-time finish in the 32nd minute and his side earned a penalty in the second half but Real keeper Thibaut Courtois palmed away Marti’s spot-kick.

Marti had the final say, though, teeing himself up to blast a shot past Courtois in the 78th minute and clinch an unlikely Levante win that left second-placed Real seven points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, who have two games in hand.

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