Danny Cardenas, Levante’s goalkeeper who performed heroically against Atletico Madrid yesterday afternoon to help his team win the Wanda Metropolitano 2-0, spoke about who the COPE comments worn by La Liga Marca wanted to win. “It’s a tough question,” said Cardenas when asked. “I wanted to be [Real] Madrid since I was a kid. My family is for Los Blancos.” “
Cardenas had an excellent performance in Madrid that afternoon, scoring ten saves. This is a goalkeeping record in a La Liga match in which they have appeared clean this season. Moreover, this is a record for any goalkeeper in a game without conceding against Atletico since at least the 2003/04 season. What makes this even more extraordinary is that Saturday’s duel is just 23-year-old Cardena’s second league match.
Madrid secured a solid 1-0 win at Real Valladolid on Saturday night, narrowing their lead over Atletico to just three points despite playing more than their city rivals. The title race is good and very lively, while Levante’s win moves them to eighth in the table, five points behind Villarreal in seventh place.