Real Madrid will be looking to make it back-to-back victories in Spain’s top flight when they continue their 2020-21 campaign at home to Levante on Saturday afternoon.
Zinedine Zidane’s side recorded a 4-1 win over Alaves last weekend to move onto 40 points in the table, but they are still seven points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid, who also have a game in hand.
Madrid entered last weekend’s contest with Alaves off the back of successive defeats to Athletic Bilbao in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup and third-tier side Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey.
Los Blancos, who were under David Bettoni’s leadership due to Zidane’s absence through coronavirus, returned to winning ways at Estadio de Mendizorroza, though, with Casemiro, Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard all on the scoresheet during an impressive performance by the Spanish champions.
Zidane’s side are second in the table but sit seven points behind leaders Atletico, who also have a game in hand, which is an indication of their strength at the summit at this stage of the campaign.
Madrid now have five straight league matches against Levante, Huesca, Getafe, Valencia and Real Valladolid before travelling to Atalanta BC in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League contest.
The capital giants simply have to keep winning and hope that Atletico drop points, but Levante have been victorious in two of the last five league meetings between the two sides, including a 2-1 success at the Bernabeu in October 2018.
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