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Real Madrid win first home win of the season at Hazard debut


At half time Real Madrid led in the league match against Levante already with three goals. After the break, Eden Hazard made his big appearance and the Royal let the opponent come back.

Spanish football champions Real Madrid won in the Primera Divisíon against UD Levante. Karim Benzema (26th and 31st minute) and Casemiro (40th) made a comfortable half-time lead in the 3-2 (3-0) Santiago Bernabeu before beating Borja Mayoral in the second half (49). and Gonzalo Melero (75.) was once again exciting.

For the Royal, it is on the fourth matchday, the first home win of the new season, which Madrid is currently in second place behind the city rival Atlético. Sevilla can pass by defeating Deportivo Alaves on Sunday (2pm).

For the first time it was dangerous for the guests in a corner, when German international Toni Kroos came from a half-left position to the shot (17.). The lead fell shortly after a cross from Dani Carvajal, who put the head of Benzema in goal. Shortly thereafter, the Frenchman put on his second goal after passing by James Rodríguez. Even before the break, Casemiro increased to 3: 0, the preparatory work made the 19-year-old winger Vinicius Júnior.

Loan player hits against own club

The game seemed decided, but with the beginning of the second round Mayoral shortened to 1: 3. The rejoicing denied the ex-Wolfsburg, who is still under contract with Real Madrid and plays on loan from Levante. In the 57th minute Benzema could have decided the game, but after a solo hit the striker but from about 18 yards the post.

At this stage, that was one of several scoring chances for the hosts. After just an hour, Eden Hazard came into play for Casemiro and nearly hit his debut debut for his new club, but Levante goalkeeper Aitor Fernández parried the shot (66 ').

Vinícius missed his chance in the 71th minute, and Levante scored the only goal of the game: after a corner kick, José Campaña crossed to the second post, where Gonzalo Melero hit the ball. The rearing came too late, Madrid brought the tight leadership over time.

Real Madrid - UD Levante 3: 2 (3: 0)
1: 0 Benzema (25th)
2: 0 Benzema (31st)
3: 0 Casemiro (41.)
3: 1 Mayoral (49.)
3: 2 Melero (75.).
Madrid: Courtois - Carvajal, Varane, Ramos (60th Militão), Marcelo - Casemiro (60th Hazard), Kroos - Vázquez, Rodríguez, Júnior - Benzema (82nd Jovic)
Levant: Fernández - Miramón, Vezo, Duarte (68th Melero), Postigo, Clerc - Rochina (68th Martí), Vukcevic (56th Bardhi), Campaña - Mayoral, Morales
Yellow cards: Casemiro, Vázquez / Vezo, Clerc
Referee: de Burgos Bengoetxea
Spectators: 60,401

Source: spiegel

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