Casemiro headed the fourth real win en suite in the 65th minute after an ideal free-kick from Toni Kroos. Coach Zinedine Zidane was able to look forward to a successful dress rehearsal before the Champions League round of 16 first leg at Atalanta Bergamo on Wednesday.
Levante puts the next damper on Atletico
For Atletico, however, it put a damper. As with the 1-1 in the supplement on Wednesday, Levante could not be defeated. This time goals from Jose Luis Morales (30th) and Jorge de Frutos (95th) were decisive. In the previous nine rounds, they had eight wins and one draw.
The Catalans are already six points behind Real in third place, but also played two games less. Lionel Messi’s team welcomes FC Cadiz on Sunday.
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