Madrid triumph in a hard-fought battle against Levante

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Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid were victorious in a hard-fought battle against Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu

The 3-2 scoreline is not an apt representation of the proceedings in the Spanish capital this afternoon. Los Blancos were easily the dominant side throughout the match but failed to convert a majority of their chances.

Karim Benzema scored two goals within the space of six minutes to give Real Madrid a two-goal advantage around the half-hour mark. Casemiro then netted Real’s third goal five minutes before the half-time whistle. The second half was completely different with the visitors getting onto the scoresheet.

Real Madrid loanee, Borja Mayoral scored just after the second half commenced when the Real Madrid back-line had switched-off for a moment. Around the 75 minutes mark, Levante substitute, Gonzala Melero scored from a set-piece situation. The second goal of Levante led to an intense game of football for the last 15 minutes.

Much to the delight of the Bernabeu faithful, Eden Hazard was brought on around the 60-minute mark and was an absolute joy to watch throughout.