Real Madrid 3-2 Levante: Hazard Makes Debut as Benzema Hands Madrid Shaky Win
Eden Hazard made his Real Madrid debut as Karim Benzema scored twice in a nervy La Liga win over Levante.
A brace from Benzema, plus a goal from Casemiro, ensured Madrid were firmly in control when 3-0 ahead at the break before a second-half fightback from the visitors.
Borja Mayoral, who is on loan from Madrid, scored for Levante just after the break but refused to celebrate.
The home team conceded again when Gonzalo Melero headed in from a corner, with Thibaut Courtois preserving their lead with a fine save in the closing minutes.
Real almost blew a three-goal lead in La Liga for the first time since 1946, but Ruben Vezo’s header in injury time was turned away by an instinctive Courtois save, the Belgian’s only stop of the game.
Madrid remain unbeaten in La Liga and they kick off their Champions League campaign against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.