Real Madrid suffered their fourth loss in five games and set an unwanted record with a defeat by Levante at the Bernabeu.
Los Blancos entered the La Liga clash having lost three of their last four matches in all competitions, but could not return to form in front of their own fans as the pressure was cranked up on head coach Julen Lopetegui.
Real have now gone five games without a win in all competitions, losing to Levante, Alaves, CSKA Moscow and Sevilla, as well as drawing with city rivals Atletico.
Madrid broke their club record for the longest goalless run in their 116-year history by failing to score in the first 56 minutes, a streak finally ended by Marcelo’s strike 18 minutes from time.
But despite hitting the woodwork on three occasions, Madrid fell to defeat that leaves Lopetegui under further pressure to save his job, with the Clasico taking place in just eight days’ time.
The result has left the European champions, who travel to Barcelona next weekend, down in fifth position in La Liga, although they are only three points off the top of the table.