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Real Madrid thrash Levante

Real Madrid cruised to a 6-0 victory on Thursday night at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu against Levante, with the result relegating the Valencia-based club.

🏁 FT: @realmadriden 6-0 @LevanteUDen
⚽ @ferland_mendy 13′, @Benzema 19′, @RodrygoGoes 34′, @vinijr 45′, 68′, 83′#RealMadridLevante | #Emirates

— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) May 12, 2022

In a clash between top against bottom in LaLiga Santander, the gulf in class was evident throughout, and was reflected as such in the scoreline.

The hosts took the lead after just nine minutes through an unlikely source, as Ferland Mendy burst forward to slot the ball home.

Fede Valverde almost made it 2-0 soon after, as he prodded the ball towards goal from an inswinging cross, only to see his effort hit the post.

Karim Benzema, back in the side after being rested against Atletico Madrid, was back amongst the goals, getting on the end of a Vinicius cross at the back post.

😍☝️ FIRST HAT-TRICK FOR THIS GUY! #RealMadridLevante

— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) May 12, 2022

The match began to resemble a training match by the half-hour mark, as Madrid walked in their third goal. Rodrygo combined with Luka Modric before the youngster tapped in from close range.

💯 / 💯 performances @RodrygoGoes + @ferland_mendy

— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) May 12, 2022

Modric was again the provider on the stroke of half-time, this time playing in Vinicius who slotted home smartly from an angle.

The second half was all about Vinicius as the forward scored twice more to complete his hat-trick – his first for Real Madrid. On 67 minutes, he had Benzema to thank after the Frenchman danced around the goalkeeper before passing to him almost on the goal-line to tap home.

☄️ How high can this guy fly…?

— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧

 (@realmadriden) May 12, 2022

And the final blow came on 83 minutes as he benefitted from a Luka Jovic pass before tucking away the finish with his left foot.

Vinicius Junior hit the SIUUUU celebration like Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring the hat-trick goal last night. He has 41 G/A and the most improved customer in the last couple of years. @realmadriden‘s Project @CBF_Futebol is striking the right chord. #Viva #Brazil #HalaMadrid

— Faisal Caesar (@faisalyorker1) May 13, 2022

The win serves as a confidence boost for Real Madrid who have already been crowned champions, but sadly for Levante, their defeat means they are relegated from LaLiga Santander.

Courtesy: MARCA