WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Feb 25, 2019, 11.58 AM
Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari praised Gareth Bale who gave a cold reaction following his winning goal against Levante on Sunday. The European champions defeated mid-table Levante 2-1 after a controversial penalty that rode their luck to stay within nine points of leaders Barcelona.
The first goal was netted by Karim Benzema just before half time after the Video Assistant Referee system confirmed a handball.
After that Real were then awarded a hotly-contested penalty following another VAR review when Casemiro went down theatrically after light contact from Levante substitute Cheick Doukoure.
Bale deceived Levante keeper Aitor Fernandez with an ice-cool finish from the spot.
However, the celebration of the goal was a bit shocking as the teammates converged to celebrate, the stony-faced forward - who had only just come on as a substitute - brushed them away and jogged back to the centre circle.