Real Madrid recorded a second draw in three matches after they were held 2-2 by Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

They are now four points behind arch rivals, Barcelona after just the third round of La Liga football.

While fans say it is too early to be this far behind, head coach Zinedine Zidane believes it is too early to panic.

He told the club's official website: “We cannot be happy, especially with our first-half performance. In the second half, we improved a bit.

“We lost two points and will have to find a better way to play well and pick up points.

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“We all know that the beginnings of games are important and I am upset that they scored against us so early - it's not the first time that's happened.

“We have to be patient and not go crazy. Certain things can happen in games but it doesn't mean you have to tear your clothes off.”

Goalscorer Vazquez said: “The last two draws are something we did not want to happen, but we must learn from our mistakes and look forward.

“We did not have what we needed to create enough chances and Levante locked the game down very well.”

It was a frustrating evening that saw Marcelo red carded for lashing out in the 89th minute.

The straight red means he misses at least two games but that is not the only problem for Madrid.

Karim Benzema is also set to be sidelined for around a month with a thigh muscle injury.