Levante LEV Marti (46'), Jose Campana (57'), Rober Pier (79')
3-3 FT
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Real Madrid RMA Bale (5'), Vinicius Jr (73', 85')
Primera Division Gameweek 2
Aug 22, 2021 KO: 20:00

Levante - Real Madrid

Estadio Ciudad de Valencia Valencia
Referee: Guillermo Cuadra
  5' Bale
Marti 46'  
Jose Campana 57'  
  73' Vinicius Jr
Rober Pier 79'  
  85' Vinicius Jr

Match preview

Major headaches for Los Blancos - How Real Madrid could line up against Alaves

Real Madrid will be without an array of stars as Carlo Ancelotti seeks to make it two wins from two in La Liga this season

Real Madrid are seeking to continue their winning start to their Primera Division season by overcoming Levante on Sunday.

Los Blancos kicked off their campaign last weekend in impressive style as they overcame Alaves 4-1, with all the goals coming in the second half.

Carlo Ancelotti will hope the momentum from that fixture continues when he takes his side to Valencia.

The Italian, however, has significant injury headaches before this trip.

Left-back is a particular issue for Madrid ahead of this encounter. Ferland Mendy is missing because of complications caused by a calf injury last season, which will see him sit out until at least the September international break. In addition, Marcelo, who would typically be his back up, is also sidelined. David Alaba could fill in again.

Dani Carvajal is a doubt at right-back, with Lucas Vazquez poised to fill that role.

Meanwhile, there are further complications in the midfield where veteran star Luka Modric is out along with Germany international Toni Kroos. Allied to that, Dani Ceballos is missing and that sector of the team has been further depleted by the loss of Martin Odegaard to Arsenal.

Madrid still have some depth, with Fede Valverde and Isco potential partners for Casemiro in the centre, but beyond this trio they are quickly running out of options.

The attacking line looks strong on paper, with Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard set to flank Karim Benzema in what is a highly experienced and super-expensive front three.

Even with a depleted squad, Madrid start this match as strong favourites but options on the bench look thin, especially in midfield and defence.

Real Madrid predicted XI versus Levante

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Levante
VS
  Average Match Rating  
5.6
  Home  
6.8
5.6
  Away  
6.7
5.6
  Total  
6.8

Match statistics

Levante
Statistics
Real Madrid
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
3
12
Draws
7
7
Losses
10
1
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
18
36
Goals Per Game
0.90
1.80
More > 2.5 Goals
6
10
More > 3 Goals
4
6
Scored First in a Match
9
10
Scored Both Halves
2
5
Won More > 1 Goal
1
8
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
30
15
Did Not Score
7
4
Both Teams Scored
10
12
Kept Clean Sheet
3
7
Won Without Conceding
3
4
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
608
761
Possession
50
57
Passes
425
574
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
9.00
15
Shots on Target
2.60
4.75
Goals out of Shots
0.12
0.12
Crosses
18
18
Offsides
1.94
2.06
Penalties
0.05
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.15
0.35
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
17
14
Interceptions
12
11
Own Goals
0.10
0.00
Aerials Won
11
11
Total Shots Conceded
13
10
Shots on Target Conceded
4.70
3.40
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.14
0.09
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
13
10
Yellow Cards
2.05
1.70
Red Cards
0.00
0.00

Injuries

  1. Groin/Pelvis Injury image description
  2. Knee Injury image description
  3. Hamstring image description
  4. Ankle Ligaments image description
  5. Muscle Strain image description
  6. Groin/Pelvis Injury image description
  7. Unknown image description
  8. Ankle/Foot Injury image description
  9. Unknown image description