Real Madrid will travel to Levante on Sunday at 3 PM (UK time), aiming to stay unbeaten at the start of their La Liga defence.
Zinedine Zidane’s side drew their opening game of the new season against Real Sociedad but have bounced back with consecutive wins over Real Betis and Real Valladolid since. The wins may not have been as clear as Los Blancos fans would have liked, edging both games by a solitary goal, but Real Madrid are one of four teams at the top of the table on seven points.
Their opponents, Levante, have played just two games so far this season, winning one and losing the other. They opened the campaign with a 4-2 defeat against close rivals Valencia but got off the mark last time out by beating Osasuna. And they may be confident of another win this weekend, having enjoyed a fairly equal record in recent games against Real Madrid.
All coming in La Liga, Levante have won two, drawn two and lost two of the past six games between themselves and Real Madrid, including a victory the last time these two met. Can Levante make it two in a row?
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Levante & Real Madrid’s previous line-ups:
- Levante (vs Osasuna): Fernandez; Miramon, Postigo, Vezo, Clerc; Campana, Malsa, Vukcevic, Bardhi; Melero, Morales.
- Real Madrid (vs Real Valladolid): Courtois; Odriozola, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Valverde, Casemiro, Modric; Isco; Jovic, Benzema.
Real Madrid came out of their win over Real Valladolid unscathed and will be hoping for positive news on the likes of Eder Militao, Toni Kroos, Eden Hazard and Mariano Diaz.
Players to watch:
Levante: Despite playing just two games and currently sitting in 12th, Levante are one of the higher scorers in La Liga, with five goals. Captain Jose Luis Morales has been directly involved in four of those goals, scoring three and adding one assist. He started the season with a brace against Valencia, albeit in vain, but did manage to help Levante get their first win against Osasuna, setting up Gonzalo Melero for the equaliser before rounding off the win late on. And, the man who joined Levante nine years ago, was key for Levante’s win over Real Madrid last season, scoring the only goal of the 1-0 victory. In fact, the two games in which Morales has scored against Real Madrid, Levante have won, also finding the net at the Bernabeu in 2018/19.
Real Madrid: Sunday’s game comes at a strange period, with the summer transfer window closing just a day later. That means players like Luka Jovic could still be playing for a late move, and the Serbian isn’t without his links. Jovic hasn’t had the best of spells at Real Madrid since joining from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer, scoring just two goals in 29 appearances across all competitions. It hasn’t been easy for the Serbian, with Karim Benzema in blistering form, cutting his game time, but more was expected. Jovic has, however, started Real Madrid’s past two games alongside Benzema following a switch in formation. But he is still being linked with a move away, with reports claiming Manchester United are interested in adding him to their front line, on loan for the season.