The keeper was forced into an early save from Robert Acquafresca's third-minute drive, but proved equal to it. There was little he could do to keep Michel's deflected effort out and he was mostly untroubled thereafter.
Pushed forward regularly to add some more width for his side as Benzema drifted into more central areas. He made a few good runs but was out of position as Levante countered to open the scoring.
The centre-back was immoveable in defence for Real Madrid as he read the play superbly and was never less than fully-committed. He also provided an aerial threat in the opposing area.
The Spain international was barely tested defensively on the afternoon but ensured he did not get carried away with his ventures forward. He ensured their was always width for his side but was quite reserved.
Had very little to do at the back for much of the game so spent a lot of time watching his team-mates attacking. His concentration seemed to slip at times with a few sloppy touches, though he was largely solid.
The Brazilian put in an exceptionally sharp performance and was unfortunate to be substituted early in the second half. He continually found space between the lines to get at Levante and tucked away a penalty to make it 2-1.
Was granted a bit more freedom in a deeper role due to the presence of Xabi Alonso and he used it well. He played a large number of short, crisp passes but could have added a few more penetrating balls to that.
With Levante keeping almost every man behind the ball, Alonso was able to direct the play whenever an attack broke down. His cross for Higuain's stunning equaliser was typically piercing and accurate.
His movement always made him a threat to the Levante back line and he was always on the shoulder and ready to run into space. His goal equalised the match in the first half and it was a sublimely-executed volley.
Certainly had the beating of Juanfran in the wide areas but failed to put enough quality crosses into the box. His finishing when drifting inside was not impressive either as he regularly missed the target.
Struggled to get involved in the game from wide on the left so he tended to drift into the channel. He was dangerous in there at times but did not get enough shots away to worry Munua.
The Uruguayan had his goal regularly bombarded with efforts from Real Madrid and it was thanks to him that the score remained close for so much of the game. However, there was little he could do late on as his defence fell apart.
The veteran full-back was slow to close down in the wide areas and offered Madrid too much time and space to do their damage. His positioning was poor throughout the game.
The 37-year-old read the game well and performed impressively in the air. At times his lack of pace was exposed by the Madrid attackers, though he kept the defence compact to try and combat this.
The right-back started off well but his game soon turned into a bit of a nightmare. He failed to get tight to Higuain who then volleyed in an equaliser and it was his handball that gifted Madrid a penalty which they took the lead from.
A poor performance from the Greece international as he was powerless to resist the star-studded Madrid attack. He got dragged in by their play and left too much space at the back which the hosts exploited late on.
Never really tested Arbeloa on the flanks as he did not supply Levante with an attacking outlet on the left. He was forced to spend much of his afternoon covering defensively and could not impact the match there.
Launched the counterattack from which Levante scored the game's opener with a decent pass into Michel. He was unable to provide his defence with relief from the relentless Madrid attacks as he did not press the ball enough.
Had some moments of impressive creativity, particularly as he supplied the pass for the game's first goal. His bright play made for some of Levante's best moments, but unfortunately they were few and far between.
Used the ball well on the counterattack that led to him opening the scoring, feeding Pedro Rios and then finding space for the return. However, he was forced to defend and thus could not influence the game in the final third.
Did not track the runners through the middle of the park enough, leaving his defence with it all to do. He rarely got on the ball to try and move things forward for his team in a disappointing afternoon.
Received hardly any service or support throughout his time on the pitch. On the rare opportunities that came his way he did go close a couple of times, though his third-minute shot was the only time he forced Lopez into a save.
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Replaced Kaka in the 57th minute but failed to match his team-mates sprightliness in possession. He failed to use his electric pace to worry Levante and was fairly disappointing.
Came on for Benzema in the 76th minute and had a brilliant cameo performance. Got himself into some dangerous areas and grabbed two goals in the closing stages.
Brought on in place of Callejon at half-time and instantly added a bit more life to the Madrid attack. He was eager to get at Levante and was rewarded in the 84th minute with a goal before setting Ozil up for Madrid's fourth.