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Benzema, Bale penalty helps Real Madrid edge past Levante

Gareth Bale and Real Madrid players celebrating after goal against Levante

Valencia, Spain – Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale scored penalties as Real Madrid defeated Levante in the game played at the Ciudad de Valencia.

Levante 1-2 Real Madrid

Game Summary:

First Half:

  • 25′ Roger Martí (Levante) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 28′ Nacho (Real Madrid) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 42′ VAR: Penalty Kick. Referee decision on field cancelled.
  • 43′ Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) scored the opening goal with the penalty converted with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
  • 45’+2′ First Half Ends Levante 0 Real Madrid 1

Second Half:

  • 57′ Rubén Rochina (Levante) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 60′ Roger Martí (Levante) levelled the game at 1-1 with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner assisted by José Luis Morales.
  • 68′ Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 78′ Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) puts the hosts ahead with the penalty converted with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.
  • 82′ Pedro López (Levante) received the yellow card.
  • 84′ Antonio Luna (Levante) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 86′ Nacho (Real Madrid) received the second yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 88′ Rubén Rochina (Levante) received the yellow card.
  • 90’+5′ Second Half Ends.

Statistics:

LevanteReal Madrid
39%Possession61%
11 (2)Shots (on target)19 (5)
17Fouls11
3Yellow Cards1
1Red Cards1
2Offsides0
4Corner Kicks6
3Saves1

Lineups:

Levante: Aitor Fernández (GK), Rúben Vezo, Róber, Erick Cabaco, Enis Bardhi, Rubén Rochina, José Campaña, Antonio Luna, Moses Simon, José Luis Morales, Roger Martí

Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois (GK), Nacho, Raphaël Varane, Sergio Reguilón, Dani Carvajal, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Karim Benzema, Vinícius Júnior, Lucas Vázquez

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