Spanish La Liga
Levante1Real Madrid3

Levante 1-3 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with a penalty and also hit the post with an effort

Real Madrid were made to battle for a victory over La Liga's bottom club Levante.

Cristiano Ronaldo gave the visitors the lead with a penalty and it was 2-0 when Borja Mayoral's shot hit the post and went in off keeper Diego Marino.

Levante pulled one back seconds later through Deyverson but Isco sealed the game in injury time for Real.

Zinedine Zidane's third-placed side are nine points behind leaders Barcelona, who have a game in hand.

Earlier on Wednesday, Gary Neville's Valencia beat Malaga 2-1 for a fifth win in six games.

Los Che lost 3-0 to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday and were fearing another defeat when Duje Cop converted a loose ball from 12 yards out.

Valencia levelled through a bizarre own goal as Malaga keeper Carlos Kameni palmed a cross into his own net and Denis Cheryshev - on loan from Real - scored their winner early in the second half.

Line-ups

Levante

  • 1Mariño
  • 2López Mendoza
  • 14Medjani
  • 24Feddal
  • 15Orban
  • 6CamarasaSubstituted forGarcía Santosat 72'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 5Mate JuniorBooked at 42minsSubstituted forGarcía Rabascoat 68'minutes
  • 8Lerma
  • 11Morales Nogales
  • 20Brum Silva Acosta
  • 21RossiSubstituted forCasadesús Castañoat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7García Rabasco
  • 9Cuero
  • 10García Santos
  • 12García García
  • 13Martínez Andrade
  • 18Casadesús Castaño
  • 25Verdú

Real Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 23Danilo
  • 3Pepe
  • 2Varane
  • 6Nacho
  • 14CasemiroSubstituted forKovacicat 73'minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 18VázquezBooked at 39mins
  • 10RodríguezSubstituted forIscoat 80'minutes
  • 7Ronaldo
  • 29Mayoral MoyaSubstituted forJeséat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Casilla
  • 16Kovacic
  • 20Jesé
  • 22Isco
  • 27Odegaard
  • 28Llorente
  • 34Tejero Sacristan
Referee:
Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
Attendance:
18,985

Match Stats

Home TeamLevanteAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away21
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away10
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Levante 1, Real Madrid 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Levante 1, Real Madrid 3.

Attempt saved. Jesé (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Goal!

Goal! Levante 1, Real Madrid 3. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic.

Attempt missed. Rubén García (Levante) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Iván López.

Attempt saved. Jesé (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Attempt missed. Zouhair Feddal (Levante) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Verza with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Nacho (Real Madrid).

Rubén García (Levante) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Jesé replaces Borja Mayoral.

Offside, Real Madrid. Nacho tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

Nacho (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Iván López (Levante).

Hand ball by Borja Mayoral (Real Madrid).

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Deyverson (Levante).

Attempt missed. Deyverson (Levante) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Morales with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Levante. Conceded by Keylor Navas.

Attempt saved. Rubén García (Levante) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jefferson Lerma.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Isco replaces James Rodríguez.

Booking

Rubén García (Levante) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nacho (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rubén García (Levante).

Attempt missed. Jefferson Lerma (Levante) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Morales (Levante).

Borja Mayoral (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zouhair Feddal (Levante).

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Danilo.

Attempt missed. Verza (Levante) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Casadesús.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Mateo Kovacic replaces Casemiro because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Casemiro (Real Madrid) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Rubén García replaces Víctor Camarasa.

Foul by Danilo (Real Madrid).

Morales (Levante) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Casemiro (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Verza replaces Simao Mate.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a through ball.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 2nd March 2016

  • LevanteLevante1Real MadridReal Madrid3
    FT
  • Ath BilbaoAthletic Bilbao4Dep La CoruñaDeportivo La Coruña1
    FT
  • Celta VigoCelta Vigo0VillarrealVillarreal0
    FT
  • MalagaMalaga1ValenciaValencia2
    FT
  • SevillaSevilla1EibarEibar0
    FT
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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona26213269214866
2Atl Madrid27194439112861
3Real Madrid27176474264857
4Villarreal27158433181553
5Sevilla27128738281044
6Celta Vigo2712693944-542
7Ath Bilbao27125104236641
8Eibar27106114036436
9Valencia2781093230234
10Real Sociedad2797113638-234
11Malaga2788112425-132
12Dep La Coruña2761473436-232
13Real Betis26610102136-1528
14Espanyol2684142650-2428
15Las Palmas2776142940-1127
16Rayo Vallecano2668123653-1726
17Getafe2775152644-1826
18Sporting Gijón2666143046-1624
19Granada2665152751-2423
20Levante2755172551-2620
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