La Liga Champions Real Madrid Hosts Levante UD Looking To Build Momentum for UEFA Champions League Final

La Liga Champions Real Madrid Hosts Levante UD Looking To Build Momentum for UEFA Champions League Final

  • Real Madrid will host a Levante UD side desperate for three points as they look to survive the drop from La Liga
  • Real Madrid lost their previous encounter against Atletico Madrid and will be looking to bounce back
  • Real Madrid and Levante UD played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in their last encounter in La Liga Santander

Champions Real Madrid will be looking to bounce back to winning ways when they take Levante UD in La Liga Santander this evening.

Los Blancos come into the encounter on the back of a defeat to Atletico Madrid but have wrapped up the league title already.

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Carlo Ancelloti's Real Madrid take on Alessio Lisci's Levante side who are desperate for a win in order to remain in Spain's top flight. Image: Jose Breton/ Aitor Alcalde Colomer
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Levante have everything to play for in the encounter. Alessio Lisci’s side are bottom of the La Liga table, seven points away from safety. They only have three games remaining in their campaign, meaning that they need to win every game to stand a chance of remaining in Spain’s top flight.

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Carlo Ancelloti rang the changes for the game against Atletico and many stars including Karim Benzema is expected to return to the starting line-up.

The previous fixture between Real Madrid and Levante

The last game between the two sides produced a six-goal thriller, The Hard Tackle reported. The game ended in a 3-3 draw but Madrid had to rely on a late Vinicius Jr. goal to earn Madrid a point.

Real Madrid looks toward UEFA Champions League final

While Madrid have wrapped up the La Liga title already, they do have the UEFA Champions League to look forward to as well. As reported by the club’s website, Ancelotti noted that they were trying to manage player fatigue and ensure that they were still competitive as they keep the UEFA Champions League in mind.

Injury concerns for Real Madrid and Levante

Real Madrid will be without Eden Hazard, Marcelo, Dani Ceballos, Isco, Gareth Bale, Dani Carvajal and Marco Asensio. Levante will be without Roberto Soldado, Jorge de Fruto, Carlos Clerc and Shkodran Mustafi.

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Predicted line-ups for Real Madrid vs Levante

Sports Mole have predicted what the starting line-ups could look like tonight.

Real Madrid: Courtois, Vazquez, Militao, Nacho, Mendy, Valverde, Casemiro, Modric, Rodrygo, Benzema and Vinicius.

Levante: Cardenas, Miramon, Rober, Duarte, Vezo, Son, Radoja, Pepelu, Melero, D Gomez and Morales.

Atletico Madrid outplays weakened Real Madrid for important derby win in La Liga

Atletico Madrid defeated Real Madrid 1-0 in a Liga Liga encounter at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday night, Sports Brief earlier reported.

Yannick Carrasco converted a 40th-minute penalty after Matheus Cunha was fouled by Jesús Vallejo in the penalty area. The hosts had plenty of opportunities to bury their visitors, but just couldn't find the killer instinct to do so.

This was Colchoneros' first victory over Los Blancos in all competitions since 2016, and also their win against them at their new ground. The win also further cemented Atleti's placing in fourth place as they look to confirm their participation in next season's UEFA Champions League.

Source: Sports Brief News