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Summary

  1. Goals from Benzema and Bale secure three points for Real Madrid
  2. Both sides finish with 10 men after Rochina and Nacho sent off

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By Emlyn Begley

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  1. Goodnight

    Join us on Wednesday for a Copa del Rey semi-final second leg Clasico, and then again on Saturday for a La Liga one. Both at the Bernabeu.

    That's the end of this live page today, thanks for joining me. Nighty night.

  2. Post update

    Real Madrid have warmed up for two Clasicos in a row with a win. Los Clasicos? Dos Clasicos?

  3. FULL-TIME

    Levante 1-2 Real Madrid

    It's all over.

  4. Post update

    Raphael Varane plays a back-pass to Thibaut Courtois. He's chased down but deals with it well.

  5. Post update

    Real play the corner short. Less than 60 seconds left.

  6. Post update

    Gareth Bale almost scores his second goal but his shot is blocked. Real taking their time over this corner now.

  7. Post update

    Levante seem to have run out of steam. Real are just seeing this one out now.

  8. INJURY TIME

    Four minutes added on.

  9. SUBSTITUTION

    That sending-off hasn't affected Levante's ability to make a third sub. Nikola Vukcevic is on for Enis Bardhi.

  10. RED CARD FOR LEVANTE (sort of)

    A strange moment as Levante substitute Pedro Lopez is shown a second yellow card for complaining and is sent off. Despite not actually playing in this game.

  11. Post update

    Mayhem in the Real box as Levante first appeal for a penalty and then Cheick Doukoure's shot is cleared off the line - only for the referee to give a free-kick for an alleged foul on Thibaut Courtois.

  12. RED CARD FOR REAL MADRID

    Real Madrid are down to 10 men. Nacho wrestles down Raphael Dwamena and gets a second booking. No arguments as he walks off the pitch.

    He was only playing this game because Sergio Ramos is banned.

  13. YELLOW CARD

    Levante sub Pedro Lopez (who is still on the bench) was booked a few minutes ago for moaning to the referee about the penalty decision.

    Now Antonio Luna (who is actually playing) is shown a yellow card for a foul.

  14. SUBSTITUTION

    Real bring off Vinicius Jr now, he'll play in El Clasico on Wednesday presumably. Marco Asensio is on for the final minutes.

  15. Post update

    Gareth Bale cuts in from the right and lines up a shot, but his effort is blocked and loops up into the air, with the keeper able to hold onto it.

  16. Post update

    Levante come forward but Antonio Luna's cross is held by Thibaut Courtois. They are unfortunate to be behind.

  17. Post update

    I did honestly expect the referee to overturn the penalty and book Casemiro for diving.

  18. Post update

    Levante's fans are furious with the officials now - that's two VAR penalties against them.

  19. GOAL - Levante 1-2 Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale

    Nonchalant by Gareth Bale as he almost skips up to take the penalty and sends the keeper the wrong way.

  20. Post update

    And he sticks with his decision! Penalty to Real Madrid.

    It did look like a Casemiro dive but they must have seen contact.