Real Madrid dropped to second place in La Liga after a 1-0 defeat at 10th-placed Levante on Saturday.
The result puts the Bernabeu side, who entered the day with a point cushion atop the table, two points behind new leaders Barcelona who won 5-0 earlier in the day.
With Eden Hazard making consecutive starts for the first time since November, Real were unlucky not to convert a pair of gilt-edged chances in the first half.
Hazard flubbed his lines after a Marcelo through ball played him behind the Levante back line in the 53rd minute -- his mis-hit left-footed shot tumbling tamely at Aitor Fernandez in goal.
Zinedine Zidane brought on the youthful Vinicius Junior for a hobbling Hazard in the 67th minute, but it was Levante who scored the breakthrough on 79 minutes, with Jose Luis Morales sensationally beating Thibaut Courtois with a sweetly hit left-footed shot from a difficult angle outside of the box.