THE BALL – Half a dozen champions of the Downhill penalty from Levante (Spain)

After the defeat in the derby against Atlético, Real Madrid, already champions, came back on Thursday, on the victories, beating, at the Santiago Bernabéu, the Levante, by six unanswered goals.

This result means that two rounds from the end of the championship, the team of Rúben Vezo (substitute used from the 77th minute) will see their relegation to the second division confirmed next season after five seasons in La Liga. Before the start of the game, Levante handed over custody to the new Spanish champions, performing the pasillo as a tribute to the Merengues.

In the 13th minute, Ferland Mendy opened the scoring and in the 19th minute, it was the turn of the usual Karim Benzema to put his name on the list of scorers: the striker’s 44th goal in 44 games this season , equaling Raúl González as the club’s second top scorer in history (323 goals, behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s 450). Rodrygo (34th), still in the first half, and Vinícius Jr., in the second half, made it 4-0, in a match where Luka Modric signed three assists.

At 68′, after a delicious kick, Benzema dismissed the goalkeeper and assisted Vinícius Jr to 5-0, the time for the Brazilian winger to score the hat-trick, the first of his entire career, at 83′. .

Real Madrid now have 86 points, while Levante, in last place with 29, no longer have the option of leaving the relegation zone due to the disadvantage in the direct confrontation with Cadiz (35 points) and will return to La Liga 2.

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