Antonio Conte contacted by Florentino Perez over Real Madrid job

Antonio Conte contacted by Florentino Perez over Real Madrid job

Real were seeing plenty of the ball after a frantic start and continued to fashion opportunities, with Mariano planting a header against the bar while Lucas Vazquez was denied by a superb save from Levante goalkeeper Oier Olazabal.

Karim Benzema then hit the post with an effort from range after coming on as a second-half substitute.

After making a bold team selection that included naming Bale, Toni Kroos and Benzema on the bench, another awful result here, coupled with an historically bad goalscoring streak, has him on the brink of the sack.

Before Marcelo struck, Real's last goal in any competition had come in a 1-0 win against Espanyol on September 22, with them failing to score in their following games with Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, CSKA Moscow and Alaves.

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It is believed that Conte is on standby to step in at the Santiago Bernabeu, possibly before next weekend's El Clasico against Barcelona.

Julen Lopetegui's side have now gone four games in the league without a win, scoring just one goal in the process. From there he was part of a Madrid defence that was wide open and regularly vulnerable to Levante's counter-attacks, the visitors having a third goal ruled out before the break.

Roger Marti made no mistake with his spot-kick, despite Courtois guessing the right way, to leave Real with a mountain to climb.

- 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). He scored 50 goals per season and it is clear that they miss them. However, Levante's form has dipped in recent matches, as they have won just three of their last eight games under Lopez.

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