Ruben Rochina (Levante) gets a yellow card after the final whistle for unsporting behaviour.
We will have 4 min. of added time.
Here comes a substitution. Nikola Vukcevic (Levante) is brought on as a substitute for Enis Bardhi.
Second Yellow Card
Was it necessary? Ruben Rochina (Levante) is shown a second yellow card for dissent and has to leave the pitch. Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva had no hesitation in issuing a red card!
A cross from a mid-range free kick, taken by Levante, is intercepted by one of the defenders.
Second Yellow Card
RED CARD! Nacho (Real Madrid) makes a bad challenge and receives a second yellow card from Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva. He can have an early bath.
The game has begun to heat up. Antonio Luna (Levante) challenges an opponent and receives a deserved yellow card for his ugly tackle.
Jose Campana (Levante) holds his opponent to prevent him from getting the ball and the referee blows for a foul after seeing the whole situation.
The manager makes a subsitution with Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) coming on for Junior Vinicius.
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) approaches the edge of the box with intent and shoots, but Aitor Fernandez Abarisketa rushes out to narrow the angle and smothers the ball. Good goalkeeping!
Goal! Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) runs up to the ball, stops and waits for Aitor Fernandez Abarisketa to commit before slotting the penalty into the bottom right corner.
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) is heading towards the penalty spot to take it.
Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva blows the whistle, Cheick Doukoure (Levante) is penalised for a foul. The referee makes a quick call and points to the penalty spot. Big scoring opportunity for Real Madrid.
Luka Modric (Real Madrid) launches a powerful cross from the corner into the box, but the ball is intercepted by the defender.
Sergio Reguilon (Real Madrid) receives a sweet pass inside the box, but his effort on goal is blocked by the defender. Real Madrid have been awarded a corner kick.
Poor challenge! Lucas (Real Madrid) is penalised for tripping and Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva blows his whistle.
Karim Benzema will be replaced by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).
Paco Lopez has decided to substitute Marti Roger and he is replaced by Raphael Dwamena (Levante).
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Junior Vinicius (Real Madrid) weaves through the defence and gets one-on-one with the keeper, but fails to score.
Toni Kroos comes off the pitch to be replaced by Federico Valverde (Real Madrid).
Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva shows a yellow card to Lucas (Real Madrid), who isn't surprised as the tackle was really hard and late.
Casemiro (Real Madrid) takes a rebound on the edge of the box and slams the ball well wide of the left post.
Real Madrid didn't take advantage of the corner and score as the opposition's defence was alert and averted the threat.
What a goal-scoring opportunity! Junior Vinicius (Real Madrid) finds some space inside the box and gets in a strike, but the shot is brilliantly blocked by one of the defending players sliding in.
Real Madrid string together a series of short passes.
Goal! Jose Morales puts a cross into the box and finds Marti Roger (Levante), who latches on to it and strikes the ball low into the middle of the net. He makes it 1:1.
The substitution is prepared. Cheick Doukoure (Levante) joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ruben Rochina.
Junior Vinicius (Real Madrid) controls a poor pass, breaks past an opponent then slices an effort from mid-range well wide of the right post.
Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva shows a yellow card to Ruben Rochina (Levante) for a tough tackle.
Toni Kroos floats over the free kick into a crowded box. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) does well to win the ball, but sends his header just over the bar from close in.
Jose Campana (Levante) makes a slide tackle, but referee Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva blows for a foul. Real Madrid have a free kick.
Lucas (Real Madrid) has picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue.
Real Madrid will take a corner kick.
Junior Vinicius (Real Madrid) attempts to find one of his teammates inside the box with a chip pass, but one of the defending players reacts superbly and intercepts the ball. The linesman makes the right call and Real Madrid will have a corner.
Marti Roger (Levante) latches onto the ball after a scramble in the box, but his placed effort towards the bottom right corner is far too weak and Thibaut Courtois makes a simple save.
Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva blows his whistle and the second half starts.
That is it for the first half after the referee blows his whistle and the players head to their respective dressing rooms.
A great pass puts Marti Roger (Levante) clear inside the box, he sidesteps the keeper but inexplicably hits his shot against the left post.
1 additional min. will be played.
Goal! Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) wins the battle of wills and sends an unstoppable penalty low past Aitor Fernandez Abarisketa into the middle of the goal.
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) will take the responsibility and he is already preparing the ball.
Here comes the VAR decision. YES, it's a penalty!
Referee Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva makes the VAR signal and is going to check whether it’s a penalty. Let’s see what happens!
Surely that's handball by one of the Levante players in the box, but the referee just waves play on!
Excellent touch by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)! He latches on to a precise pass on the edge of the box but miskicks and the ball goes well wide of the right post. Poor effort.
Real Madrid take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal end with a nice clearance by the defence.
Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) takes a shot from the edge of the box, but it's not a big threat for the goalkeeper as his effort is blocked by a defender.
Junior Vinicius (Real Madrid) swept past a couple of defenders inside the box and tried to score into the bottom left corner, but great anticipation by Aitor Fernandez Abarisketa allowed him to make a comfortable save.
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) finds himself in space on the edge of the box and smashes a glorious looking effort towards the bottom right corner, but Aitor Fernandez Abarisketa thwarts him with a great two-handed save.
Thibaut Courtois pulls off a great save to block a header from Marti Roger (Levante) after a nice lofted cross.
Erick Cabaco (Levante) clearly holds his opponent to prevent him from getting the ball and the referee immediately stops play.
Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Marti Roger (Levante) is thwarted and cleared to safety. The referee and the linesman both signal a throw-in for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
Junior Vinicius (Real Madrid) receives a precise pass and is given time inside the box to send a promising strike towards the bottom right corner. Aitor Fernandez Abarisketa guesses his intention and denies him with a fine save. Real Madrid get a corner.
Rober (Levante) gets inside the box and only has the keeper to beat, but smashes his shot just inches over the bar. He should have scored! The ball goes out of play and Real Madrid will have a goal kick.
Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva shows the yellow card to Nacho (Real Madrid) for a heavy challenge.
Antonio Luna (Levante) sends a teasing cross into the area, but Thibaut Courtois intercepts the ball.
Marti Roger (Levante) has to be very careful for the rest of the match after receiving a yellow card from the referee for a bad tackle on an opponent.
The resulting set piece from Levante is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players.
Corner kick falls to Marti Roger (Levante), who attempts to finish. Luck is not on his side today as the ball crashes against the right post.
Levante force a corner. Their opponents will face another attacking threat.
Wow, what an escape. Jose Morales (Levante) has an effort from inside the box but it's brilliantly blocked. Levante have a corner.
An attempted cross from Moses Simon (Levante) is cleared.
The ball is out of play. Levante win a corner kick.
Junior Vinicius (Real Madrid) sends a short pass into the box, Sergio Reguilon takes a touch to control the ball, but one of the defenders robs him of it and clears to safety.
Nacho (Real Madrid) escapes without any punishment from the referee after using excessive force to foul his opponent.
Sergio Reguilon picks out Lucas (Real Madrid) on the edge of the six-yard box, but the headed attempt bends just round the right post.
Luka Modric (Real Madrid) attempted to create a dangerous situation in front of goal by sending a cross into the box, but the defence easily dealt with the threat.
Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva blows his whistle after Marti Roger (Levante) kicks an opponent's legs instead of the ball.
Sergio Reguilon (Real Madrid) gets on the ball and beats an opponent, but his run is stopped by the referee Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva who sees an offensive foul.
Good team movement sets up Ruben Rochina (Levante) on the edge of the box, but he slices the ball narrowly wide of the right post. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Real Madrid.
Antonio Luna (Levante) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition's defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack.
A corner kick by Levante is thwarted by the well prepared Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid).
Moses Simon (Levante) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition's defence intercepts the ball.
Here we go, today's match is starting right now.
The players are out and the match is about to start. Real Madrid will have the kick-off.
The referee of today's match will be Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva.
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