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Vinícius Júnior
L. Jović
6 - 0
Vinícius Júnior
K. Benzema
5 - 0
Vinícius Júnior
L. Modrić
4 - 0
L. Modrić
3 - 0
K. Benzema
Vinícius Júnior
2 - 0

Match Stats

53% 46%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 16 1
Total Passes 533 451
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 38 26 8 4 80 31 +49 86 D D W L W
2 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 38 21 10 7 68 38 +30 73 L D W W W
3 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 38 21 8 9 65 43 +22 71 W D W W L
4 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 38 18 16 4 53 30 +23 70 W D D D D
5 Real Betis BET Real Betis 38 19 8 11 62 40 +22 65 D W W L D
6 Real Sociedad RSO Real Sociedad 38 17 11 10 40 37 +3 62 L W W L D
7 Villarreal VIL Villarreal 38 16 11 11 63 37 +26 59 W L W D L
8 Athletic Club ATH Athletic Club 38 14 13 11 43 36 +7 55 L W L D W
9 Valencia VAL Valencia 38 11 15 12 48 53 -5 48 W D L D D
10 Osasuna OSA Osasuna 38 12 11 15 37 51 -14 47 L L D D D
11 Celta de Vigo CEL Celta de Vigo 38 12 10 16 43 43 0 46 L W L W D
12 Rayo Vallecano RAY Rayo Vallecano 38 11 9 18 39 50 -11 42 L L L D D
13 Elche ELC Elche 38 11 9 18 40 52 -12 42 W L L L D
14 Espanyol ESP Espanyol 38 10 12 16 40 53 -13 42 D D L D L
15 Getafe GET Getafe 38 8 15 15 33 41 -8 39 L D D D D
16 Mallorca MLL Mallorca 38 10 9 19 36 63 -27 39 W W D L L
17 Cádiz CAD Cádiz 38 8 15 15 35 51 -16 39 W D L W D
18 Granada GRA Granada 38 8 14 16 44 61 -17 38 D L W W D
19 Levante LEV Levante 38 8 11 19 51 76 -25 35 W W L W D
20 Deportivo Alavés ALA Deportivo Alavés 38 8 7 23 31 65 -34 31 L L W L W


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Real's unassailable lead at the top grows further, as does their now +49 goal difference. They'll have their sights on the horizon, the Champions League final no less, soon enough though. The horizon is a trapdoor for Levante, whose negative head-to-head record with 17th placed side Cadiz meaning they are relegated with two games left. The worst defence in the league, which was on full show tonight, has hindered them from start to finish this season.
A record-equalling goal for Karim Benzema was just one of his many contributions in this game, with Real's attacking talisman managing five shots, three of which were on target, four key passes, an assist, and completed the second-most passes of any Madrid player in Levante's half, behind only Modric. He's had a stellar season, and it's far from over yet for the dynamic forward.
The full-time whistle puts Levante out of their misery, as they are ruthlessly relegated by the fantastic champions in the capital. Real's two second-half goals, both scored in the latter stages by Vinicius, saw Levante hit for six, and it could've been much, much more for Real with Cardenas making 10 saves in the Levante goal. The champions prepare for their upcoming Champions League final in some style, with a relentless performance that saw them put Levante well and truly to the sword.
89' Bardhi picks the ball up on the edge of the Real box, beats Gila, but his pass for Marti is cut out by Vallejo and Mendy clears.
87' SAVED!!! Real attack, again, and Mariano has it in space. No one's closing him down, and he goes for goal, forcing a good save from Cardenas with a firecracker of a shot from 20 yards!
86' WIDE!!! Vazquez hangs a cross in the air which Jovic gets his head to, and his glancing effort beats Cardenas before bouncing wide of his post!
85' That's now a hat-trick for Vinicius, coming from just four shots on target, and five in total! He's also mustered two key passes including an assist, a cross, and he's won two free-kicks too!
L. Jović
83' Good work from Real to win the ball so aggressively at this late stage, and the substitute Jovic did well to pick out Vinicius there with a first-time pass under pressure.
Vinícius Júnior
83' GOOOAAALLL!!! There's the sixth!!! Real win the ball in Levante's half and Jovic stabs it through for Vinicius, who smashes a low shot underneath Cardenas and into the bottom corner!!! Six of the best for the champions, who lead 6-0!
Mario Gila
82' Starting defender Nacho comes off now for Real, to be replaced by a much younger fellow academy product in Mario Gila Fuentes.
81' A cross from the right is whipped in by Vazquez, and Mariano rises for it, but can't keep his header down as it flies over the bar!
80' OVER!!! Peter comes down the right, cutting inside and entering the box before firing a curling effort just over the bar!
79' BLOCKED!!! Morales feigns shooting twice, beating two tackles in the process. He finally does shoot, on the angle inside the box, but it's blocked for a corner off Vallejo!
79' Levante take a quick free-kick to put Morales into space down the left. He crosses low for Marti, but Vallejo knocks the ball away before he can latch onto it.
Rúben Vezo
Róber Pier
77' Levante make a defensive change as Pier comes off for Ruben Vezo.
77' WIDE!! Mendy's pass is cut out by Bardhi, who advances down the byline. He cuts the ball across to Morales in space, but he curls his effort wide of the post!
L. Jović
K. Benzema
75' Record-equalling Benzema comes off after another masterful performance, and Luka Jovic will see out the game.
L. Modrić
75' Modric too comes off for Real, and his long-time midfield partner Toni Kroos replaces him.
T. Kroos
F. Valverde
75' Valverde's gone close a few times, but will go no further as he's withdrawn for Castilla product Peter Gonzalez.
74' SAVED!! Son cuts inside from the left before firing a well-struck shot with his right foot. It bounces before hitting the chest of Courtois, and Nacho has to clear the danger for Los Blancos!
72' WIDE!!! Real come forward again as Benzema arrives to support Vinicius down the left. He's played in by the Brazilian, but hacks a left-footed shot into the side netting!
70' Real pile forward with a seven-man counter-attack, but can't make it count as Modric is crowded out in the box and Morales wins it back!
L. Modrić
Yellow Card
69' Modric flicks out his hand, which strikes the ball from Campana's pass, and is booked, meaning he'll miss Real's next league match.
K. Benzema
68' Benzema looked to have squandered a shooting chance when he didn't pull the trigger, but timed his pass perfectly to put it on a plate for Vinicius to score his second of the game.
Vinícius Júnior
68' GOOOAAALLL!!! It's five!!! Vinicius wins the ball in midfield, and Real play forward again at lightning speed. Benzema feigns shooting several times as he rounds Cardenas, before squaring the ball to Vinicius who taps it into an empty net! 5-0 for five-star Madrid, and the champions are playing like machines at the moment.
67' Bardhi steps up to take a Levante free-kick, but sends his shot skyward and well over the bar from 20 yards.
Roger Martí
Yellow Card
65' Marti clips Camavinga late as the midfielder passes out of defence, and the Levante substitute is booked just eight minutes after coming on.
64' Vinicius's cross is cut out by Miramon, but the ball finds only Benzema. He twists and turns on his way into the box, before finally being dispossessed by Pier!
M. Díaz
62' Rodrygo, who scored Real's third, comes off after another lively performance, and Mariano Diaz will replace him in the front-line.
61' WIDE!!! Cantero drives at the heart of Real's defence and enters the box, shooting low and just missing by inches, wide to Courtois' right!
60' It's been a busy night to say the least for Levante's back line, with Pier alone making two tackles, three interceptions, and eight ball recoveries in total! Cardenas has kept the scoreline respectable though, making nine saves already having faced 13 shots on target.
58' BALL IN THE NET!!! Valverde strides forward before playing in Vinicius, who lifts the ball over Cardenas and into the net! The flag's up though, and a second Real Madrid goal is ruled out for offside!
Roger Martí
Dani Gómez
57' Gomez will also come off for the visitors, replaced by Roger Marti up front.
57' Melero comes off in Levante's next change, as Alejandro Cantero comes on.
56' WIDE!!! Benzema picks out Rodrygo with a great ball from the right, and Rodrygo streaks clear of the defence before attempting to chip Cardenas! He does so successfully, but the ball rolls just wide of the target!
55' Gomez cuts inside from the left and has Bardhi in space to his right, but chooses to shoot from the edge of the box and it's easily blocked by Vallejo!
53' WIDE!!! After Nacho attempts to outmuscle Gomez off the ball as Levante counter, the visitors keep the ball and it comes to Morales. He cuts inside and shoots, but drags his effort wide of the target!
51' OVER!! After Morales is crowded out by Camavinga, Levante recycle possession and Pepelu fires a vicious shot on goal that just clears the bar with Courtois beaten!
50' SAVED!!! After Vallejo cuts out a promising Levante attack, Real counter again. Rodrygo passes inside to Benzema, and it falls to Modric, whose curling first-time effort is tipped around the post by Cardenas!
48' OVER!!! Real win the ball back and Modric finds Valverde. He shoots from the edge of the box again, sending a cracker of a shot just inches over the bar!
48' Vinicius, Benzema and Mendy all link up down the left, and Benzema dribbles in to the box before his pass to an unsuspecting Vinicius is intercepted.
46' Modric carries down the right before spraying a beautiful cross-field ball to Vinicius. He jinks in and away from Pier before cutting the ball back, and Campana has to knock it away!
46' Real resume proceedings, with the rest of their starting contingent keen to get in on the goalscoring action.
The teams head back out of the tunnel with Levante playing for pride, as potentially another 45 minutes from hell awaits them!
Almost every Madrid attacker has got involved with the scoring action, with Modric in particular setting up three of their four goals directly. He's completed more passes in either half than any other player too, with four of those being key passes, as well as completing a cross and winning the ball six times, second only to Mendy. Levels.
What. A. Performance. 45 blistering minutes pass with Real absolutely sweeping Levante aside so far. Since opening the scoring through Mendy just 13 minutes in, it's been mostly one-way traffic. Benzema, Rodrygo and Vinicius have all joined the party, and despite having the odd chance themselves, things are looking bleak at best for the visitors.
L. Modrić
45' A great pass from Modric to play Vinicius in, but the winger still had a lot to do, and finished superbly to beat Cardenas once again.
Vinícius Júnior
45' GOOOAAALLLL!!!! They've got another!!! Vinicius and Modric play a quick one-two and Vinicius dribbles down the left, shooting low from a tight angle and beating Cardenas as the ball nestles in the far corner!!! 4-0, and Levante look dead and buried.
E. Camavinga
Yellow Card
43' Camavinga catches Pepelu late as the Levante midfielder makes a forward pass, and the Frenchman is penalised, receiving the first booking of the game.
42' Valverde picks up the ball in space and drives towards goal again. He has a shot from the edge of the box, firing a fizzing effort which shakes the crossbar to its foundations and bounces away! What a hit that was from the Uruguayan!
41' Valverde drives forward again and tees up Rodrygo in the box. He cuts inside Pier and goes down under pressure, but the referee waves away any potential penalty appeals.
E. Bardhi
N. Radoja
39' Radoja also comes off for Levante, replaced by Macedonian midfielder Enis Bardhi.
M. Cáceres
39' Levante manager Alessi Lisci has seen enough and makes a double change, the first of which sees the toiling Caceres come off for Jose Campana.
38' SAVED!!! Modric smashes in a wide free-kick that Cardenas parries, and it falls to Valverde on the edge of the box. He absolutely smashes a wicked half-volley towards goal, that Cardenas reacts to brilliantly to stop once again!
36' Real Madrid have won just one of their last four home games in La Liga against Levante, after winning in 10 of their previous 11 games at home against them in the competition. The hosts are putting Levante to the sword at the moment though, showing no signs of having a poor record against them whatsoever.
L. Modrić
34' Modric threaded that pass through the eye of a needle, giving Rodrygo the easiest of finishes after the ball evaded a plethora of Levante legs on it's way towards him!
34' GOOOAAALLL!!! It's three!!!! Real cut out a Levante counter-attack, and Rodrygo heads into the box. He finds Modric outside him, who in turn sprays it into the danger area, where Rodrygo has a tap-in on the line and buries it!!! 3-0 to Real, and Levante look all but down after barely half an hour.
32' Vazquez hits in a cross from the right, and it's an awkward one for Postigo to deal with, and he sticks out a foot to knock it behind for a corner!
30' BALL IN THE NET!!! Real come forward again and Benzema has it out on the left. He picks out Rodrygo with a defence splitting pass, who strokes it home before the offside flag goes up again him!
30' BLOCKED!!! Gomez picks out Melero's late run into the box and picks him out. He cuts the ball back to Morales, but the Levante captain's shot is blocked by Vallejo!
29' BLOCKED!!! Valverde strolls through midfield like he's playing on his own, and eventually plays in Vinicius. It's not the best pass, and the Brazilian has to cut inside, before his shot is blocked by Postigo!
27' WIDE!!! Valverde's cross from the right is touched down by Rodrygo. It comes to Benzema, who hits one first-time with his left foot, but it just evades the far post with Cardenas beaten!
26' WIDE!!! Gomez holds the ball up down the right before feeding Miramon. He finds Radoja, who tees up Son, but the left wing-back can only drag his shot wide of Courtois's right post!
24' SAVED!!! Real counter at breakneck speed again through Vinicius. He plays the ball across to Benzema, who feeds Rodrygo straight away. The winger shoots first-time, but it's straight at Cardenas, who gets two gloves to the ball and parries it!
22' SAVED!!! Rodrygo dribbles in-field and finds Vinicius, who squeezes a low shot towards the bottom corner that a diving Cardenas tips around the post!
21' Real Madrid have lost a league-low two points after scoring the first goal this season – the men in white have won 20 of the 21 games when they have scored the first goal in the competition this term.
Vinícius Júnior
19' Vinicius's cross from the left was completed with little difficulty, and he and Mendy are having a field day down that side of the field!
K. Benzema
19' GOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Real have a second!!! Vinicius cuts inside from the left and crosses from the byline. Benzema runs onto it and rises high, to head it into the back of the net from the far post!!! 2-0 to Real, and that goal sees Benzema equal Raul's Real Madrid goalscoring record with 323 career goals for Los Blancos!
19' SAVED!!! Mendy plays a quick one-two with Vinicius and surges into the box. He shoots at the near post again, but this one is put wide of the post by Cardenas' outstretched leg!
18' After a Levante free-kick is headed clear, Real set off on the counter through Modric. He picks out Benzema on the run, but Caceres sticks out a leg to send the ball away!
16' OFF THE POST!!! Modric swings in the cross, which falls for Valverde at the far post. He stabs at a half-volley, which hits one post, travels across the goal-line, and goes wide past the other! How did that not go in?
15' CHANCE!!! Rodrygo dribbles into the box and tees up Benzema, whose shot from the edge of it forces a diving save from Cardenas! Vazquez smashes the rebound across goal, but a sliding defender takes it away from Valverde, who had a tap-in!
15' WHAT A SAVE!!! Levante hit straight back as Son plays a ball to Gomez over the top. He races clear and shoots, but Courtois sticks out a leg to deflect it around the post!
L. Modrić
13' The work from Modric to turn, sprint away from Radoja, and find Mendy on the run was just exceptional, and that was a goal showcased the best of the Croatian's artistry, no doubt.
F. Mendy
13' GOOOAAAALLLL!!!! What a goal from Madrid!!! Modric, deep in his own half in the left-back position, turns away from Radoja with ease and plays a beauty of a pass over the top. Mendy has raced onto it from left-back and streaks clear, slotting it beyond Cardenas and into the bottom corner!!! What a start for Real, who lead 1-0 already!
11' Pepelu strikes the free-kick, which hits Vallejo in the wall and goes over for a corner!
9' Levante win the ball high up the pitch and Melero is caught late by Vallejo after tapping the ball past him. Levante have a really good shooting chance from this free-kick.
8' Real Madrid have only won 33 per cent of their games against Levante in La Liga since 2017-18. Only against Villarreal (30 per cent) do they have a lower win percentage in the competition since then.
6' Rodrygo tussles for the ball with Postigo after Benzema is crowded out, but he comes back from an offside position to do so and the flag goes up.
4' Vinicius steams forward to put pressure on Cardenas, but the Levante goalkeeper gets the ball away to Caceres just in time!
2' SAVED!!! Benzema turns in space and heads for goal, before striking a dipping effort into the corner that Cardenas has to reach for to parry away!
1' Levante kick the game off, and we're underway in the Spanish capital!
The teams head out with Levante giving Real Madrid a guard of honour, as the sides at the top and bottom of La Liga do battle!
Gonzalo Melero scored a 90th minute winner from the penalty spot to give Levante a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad last time out. That gave them a glimmer of survival hope, and Melero starts again in a three-man midfield as Levante look to upset the Bernabeu.
Real may have lost 1-0 to city rivals Atletico last time out, but still start some key names in this match. This includes recalled forward Karim Benzema, who is La Liga's top scorer with 26 goals, and scored four over the course of Los Blancos’ five-game winning run before that defeat to Atleti.
LEVANTE SUBS: Aitor Fernandez, Oscar Duarte, Roger Marti, Enis Bardhi, Mickael Malsa, Ruben Vezo, Nikola Vukcevic, Coke, Jose Campana, Marcelo Saracchi, Alejandro Cantero, Marc Pubill.
LEVANTE (5-3-2): Daniel Cardenas; Jorge Miramon, Rober Pier, Sergio Postigo, Martin Caceres, Son; Nemanja Radoja, Pepelu, Gonzalo Melero; Dani Gomez, Jose Luis Morales.
REAL MADRID SUBS: Andriy Lunin, Toni Fuidias, Eder Militao, Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Jovic, Mariano, Gila Fuentes, Peter Gonzalez.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Lucas Vazquez, Jesus Vallejo, Nacho, Ferland Mendy; Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Luka Modric; Rodrygo, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Rock-bottom Levante are six points adrift of safety with just three games to play. It looks an impossible task, but with a game in hand on all the sides immediately above them, it’s now or never for the Granotes to pull off an upset against a Madrid side who have already sewn up the league.
Already confirmed as champions, hosts Real take on 20th-placed Levante as they gear up for the highly-anticipated UEFA Champions League final clash with Liverpool at the end of May.
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