Real Madrid Cruises over Levante at the Bernabeu by a Score of 5-1.
Real Madrid saw off a very tough test from Levante with three late goals for a score of 5-1. Los Blancos were in control for the entire game, but poor finishing kept the visitors in until the dying moments.
Levante opened the scoring through a Michel strike on a counterattack. But Real Madrid responded quickly with two goals.
Gonzalo Higuain volleyed a brilliant shot from a deep pass from Xabi Alonso. Kaka then gave Madrid the lead when he calmly scored from the penalty spot.
Cristiano Ronaldo entered the game after halftime and immediately impacted the match.
Levante came out of the break with energy and looked set to equalize on several attempts, but the Madrid back line held strong.
After multiple attempts, Ronaldo was able to seal the win with a strike from the center of the box. But the game did not end there.
It was then Ronaldo who unselfishly assisted Ozil to make the score 4-1. Ozil then completed a brace in stoppage time after a counter from Angel Di Maria.
Los Blancos will now be hoping that Atletico drops points so they can extend their lead over their rivals in the table. But for the moment, Real Madrid will be celebrating while Levante's hopes of finishing in the European zone look very dim.
Real Madrid 5-1 Levante (Higuain, Kaka, Ronaldo, Ozil 2x - Michel)
Real Madrid: Diego Lopez; Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; Xabi Alonso, Modric; Callejon, Kaka,Higuain; Benzema
Levante: Munua; Lell, Ballesteros, Vyntra, Juanfran; Diop, Iborra; Rios, Michel, Garcia; Acquafresca
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FT — Real Madrid 5-1 Levante
The whistle blows and it is Real Madrid who cruises to victory on the backs of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil. The home side momentarily lead Atletico by four points and sit 10 points behind Barcelona. Will this be a big weekend for Los Blancos?
91' — Goal for Mesut Ozil
Angel Di Maria touches the ball to Ozil in the box who then ripples the back of the net. The German gets his brace after only being on the pitch for a short while.
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GOALLL! Real Madrid 4-1 Levante - It' OZIL with the goal, Ronaldo unselfish assist.— Gary Linton (@AlbaEspana) April 6, 2013
87' — Goal for Mesut Ozil
Ronaldo is alone with the keeper and plays a pass across the box to Ozil for an easy tap in.
84' — Goal for Cristiano Ronaldo
The winger receives the ball in the middle of the box then fires to hit the back of the net. The game finally looks to be over at this point.
80' — Ronaldo again
The attacker dribbles through multiple defenders before being found alone with the keeper. But a last ditch effort from the Levante defense takes the ball away from Ronaldo before he can fire.
78' — Incredible save!
Ronaldo dances past the defense and fires low to the far corner. But the keeper is able to get a finger to it to make the stop.
75' — Brilliant defense from Levante!
Real Madrid fire three great shots on goal. The keeper makes one brilliant save followed by defensive stops to clear the ball.
73' — Penalty claim from Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo goes down in the box. But that was more of a dive as there was very little contact from Diop.
71' — Real Madrid looking for a third
The home side is sending in multiple shots but still are not able to make much happen. They really need a goal to kill this game off.
67' — Almost a goal for Pepe!
The defenders fires a header off of a corner kick, but the Levante keeper clears the ball off of the line!
66' — Benzema misses on a volley!
65' — Levante are getting subs ready
The manager knows that this game isn't over yet and he is getting ready to make some key changes.
62' — Wide open at the moment
Both teams are counter attacking now. Box-to-box stuff at the moment and goals look likely to come.
57' — Kaka comes out for Angel Di Maria
This must be frustrating for Kaka. The Brazilian was arguably the best player on the pitch so far.
56' — Nearly a goal!
Aquafresca fires from close and beats Diego Lopez. But the shot is just wide and misses the post.
53' — Real Madrid are firing
Los Blancos continue to shoot from long, but they aren't really testing the keeper.
51' — Levante have life
The visitors are looking more lively, perhaps this isn't over quite yet.
49' — A chance for Benzema!
The striker heads a cross at goal, but the keeper makes a brilliant stop to deny the French forward.
46' — Levante Pressuring
The visitors are pressing high in defense and making things very tough for the Real Madrid midfielders.
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