Sergio Ramos's towering header was parried by Raul Fernandez, but Vazquez bundled home the rebound into an empty net. Bale then had a huge chance to turn the game around, but was denied by a smart stop from the Levante 'keeper as he tried to curl the ball home with the outside of his left foot.
3 - Real Madrid have received three red cards this season, one more than they had last campaign (2 - all competitions). Strange. pic.twitter.com/hseM9s3lPc— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 9, 2017
The Welshman continued to be the focal point of the Madrid attack after the break, but, even after the introduction of Isco, Madrid missed Ronaldo's cutting edge in the final third. A frantic finish saw Bale head inches wide from Isco's cross at the back post four minutes from time. Marcelo then saw a fierce effort from the edge of the box turned behind by Fernandez, but the Brazilian appeared to kick out at Lerma as he hit the ground and was shown a straight red card.
Real Madrid 1-1 Levante FT:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 9, 2017
Chances created: 15-4
Red cards: 1-0
The champions held. pic.twitter.com/ME1Y0hnbJD
Despite their numerical disadvantage, Madrid still nearly grabbed all three points as Toni Kroos's effort from the edge of the area clipped the outside of the post. However, for the second consecutive home game, Real let two points slip away to hand the early initiative in the La Liga title race to Barcelona, who host Espanyol later on Saturday.
Marcelo is shown a red card as Real Madrid draw with Levante. pic.twitter.com/ZnYqGSHL4C— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) September 9, 2017