Zidane’s men redeem themselves in Real Madrid vs Levante match, after failing to win back-to-back matches

Real Madrid and Levante came face to face for a La Liga match at the Estadio Ciut de Valencia. The hosts of the Real Madrid vs Levante match sat at the bottom of the table as they walked into the match, but all eyes were on Zidane’s team, which had failed to gain victory in back-to-back matches. So, the big question was, whether Real Madrid would be able to bounce back.

Real Madrid vs Levante [Highlights]

The match began, and within seconds, a tackle set the tone for the match. Casemiro made a strong challenge to deny a Levante charge forward, showing that it was going to be all one-way traffic. Ronaldo got penalized for a high boot, and he was evidently unhappy about it. Rossi from the host team came close in the 7th min, but Navas made an amazing save. By the time the match rolled into its 7th min, Real was enjoying much time with the ball, wihout doing much about it. Danillo and Vasquez seemed heavily involved down the Madrid right, but in was on the other side of the field where a cross was delivered from Nacho, though target man Ronaldo had no chance of getting it.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo in a hard chase

The Real Madrid vs Levante match rolled on, and Ronaldo seemed to be growing more and more frustrated, as he seemed to be feeding off scraps. He made a tame appeal for a penalty in the 15th min of the match, as a minor nudge from Medjani made him go down. The match continued, and in the 21st min, Vasquez got to the byline before picking out Ronaldo at the front post. But,Ronaldo’s attempt was saved by Marino from behind.

In the 23rd min of the Real Madrid vs Levante match, Madrid’s attack ended in a corner, with the referee blowing the whistle for infringement. But Casemiro still decided to drive the ball from range, as the ball struck a Levante player. A stunning pass by Levante’s James, a brilliance defence by Orban against Vasquez and a save of Ronaldo’s delivery later, Real Madrid earned themselves a penalty shot, when vsquez was brought down by Orban, and Ronaldo netted the ball. It had been a fairly balanced match till Ronaldo’s opener, and it was followed by the second goal in real’s favour in the 28th min, this time scored by the young Madrid academy product, Borja Mayoral.

Mayoral
Mayoral making his route through Levante defense

A couple of minutes later, host team’s Deyverson, who caught a slip by Rossi, picked out the bottom corner out of Navas’ reach, and scored the first goal in favour of Levante. In the 43rd min, Simao got shown the yellow card for diving in on Kroos, and Vasquez, for protesting Levante’s goal. The first half of the Real Madrid vs Levante match came to a close with the scoreboard reading Levante 1-2 Real Madrid.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid vs Levante

The second half of the match began, and the pace and fervor, and in the 52nd min, James curled a fine effort and came close, but it was dropped just inches wide of the target. Nacho was then seen cutting inside through a long-range effort, but Marino pushed it aside. Lenvante managed to hold on, as Casemiro took on an extremely ambitious strike which again came to life, moments after Mayoral failed to get a decisive touch on another cross into the box. The match continued, with no change in the scoreboard or memorable moment. In the 66th min, Ronaldo’s side-footed attempt came back off the post.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo on his amazing form

In the 76th min of the Real Madrid vs Levante match, Ronaldo made his eighth shot of the night, and came close, but he failed to pick the right side of the upright. In the 82nd min, Navas did what he does best – he saved Garcia’s delivery, with the touch of his right hand. The last few minutes went by, and in the 90th min, Ronaldo showed off his trickery for the first time, sending Orban one way and another before getting a shot on target. During the 2nd extra min after the match, Les Granotes threw all they had at Madrid, but gaps opened up at the back which allowed Ronaldo to pull the ball back for Isco who opened up his body and sealed the points with the 3rd goal for Real.

The Real Madrid vs Levante match came to its end, with the scoreboard reading Levante 1-3 Real Madrid. Zidane’s team finally redeemed themselves after their failure to win in back-to-back matches.

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