On a rainy Saturday, we saw a great game between Real Madrid and Levante. Zidane still has players injured, so he had to test different strategies today. Isco, Modric, and Valverde could not help the team today, so Zidane had only three midfielders. Gareth Bale had a red card, so he could not play on Saturday also.
Pre-match mood and approaches from coaches
During the pre-match press conference, Zidane talked about injuries and hoped for a better future. Zidane mentioned that Hazard could not play the game from the first minutes, but he would get a few minutes. Frenchman was disappointed because he could not use Gareth Bale and Modric on Saturday.
Levante coach, Lopez was on a positive mood. Spanish coach talked about the successful start of La Liga. It’s been a first time in a few decades that Levante could get 6 points in three matches. Coach talked about away match against Real Madrid and noted that facing Zidane’s team is always difficult.
1st half of the game
Itraining hard during the first half. Real Madrid started with attacks but could not score a goal in the first 15 minutes. Fans were cheering a lot, and soon they saw a goal from Benzema. Karim Benzema is in a magnificent form, as he already scored four goals in La Liga.
Benzema scored twice in the first half, and at the end of the first half, we saw a goal from Casemiro and assist from Vinicius. It was Brazilian excellence as Vinicius dribbled through few players and passed to Casemiro who was alone in Levante’s penalty area.
2nd half of the match
Borja scored a goal, but he did not celebrate. After the game, former forward of Real Madrid said that Los Merengues is his life, so he could not celebrate the goal. Borja hopes for Real Madrid return and wants the same career as Real Madrid icon Raul.
Zidane substituted Ramos and Casemiro soon after starting the second half. Hazard and Militao came in, and Real Madrid attacks became sharper.
Keep in mind that today, we have seen the different attack of Real Madrid. Hazard, Benzema, Vinicius, Vazquez, and James were playing together. It was a great pleasure to watch their combinations and passes. With five players in attacks, Hazard and team could score a minimum of three goals, but they could not convert those shots. In the last minutes, Real Madrid defender made few mistakes and Levante scored the second goal.
We saw a five-goal blockbuster on Bernabeu with lots of attacks and moments from both teams. Fans were pleased with another win and three important points.