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April 6, 2013 7:00 PM EAT
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ Clos Gómez‎
Attendance:‬ 64000‎
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39′ (PG) Kaká
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Real Madrid-Levante Preview: Merengues out to notch seventh straight home Liga win

Jose Mourinho's side return to domestic action against los Granotes after brushing aside Galatasaray in the Champions League in midweek

By Karthick Arvinth

Real Madrid-Galatasaray, Champions League
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Real Madrid have a full squad to choose from for Saturday's Primera Division encounter with Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Boss Jose Mourinho is likely to make changes to the side to conserve energy for the midweek Champions League trip to Istanbul to face Galatasaray, with Alvaro Arbeloa, Marcelo, Pepe and Kaka all in line for recalls.

Midfielder Valdo has recovered from a knee injury and is poised to start on the bench for Levante.

David Navarro is suspended but Sergio Ballesteros, Pedro Lopez and Nabil El Zhar all return after serving one-match bans.

  • Real Madrid have won seven of their last eight matches in all competitions.
  • The Castilian giants have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight outings in La Liga.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured, right) has scored 106 goals in 94 appearances for Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
  • Levante ended a seven-match winless run in La Liga with a 1-0 home win over Sevilla.
  • Los Granotes have lost their last four away encounters against Madrid by an aggregate score of 19-4.
  • Levante's last win at the Bernabeu was a 1-0 success in February 2007.

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25Diego López RodríguezGoalkeeper
4Sergio RamosDefender
14Xabi AlonsoMidfielder
19Luka ModricMidfielder
9Karim BenzemaStriker
9Gonzalo HiguaínStriker
7José Callejón Striker
1Iker CasillasGoalkeeper
33Raúl Albiol Defender
18Nacho FernándezDefender
11Mesut ÖzilMidfielder
-Michael EssienMidfielder
22Ángel Di MaríaMidfielder
7Cristiano RonaldoStriker
-Gustavo MunúaGoalkeeper
24Loukas VyntraDefender
12Juan García GarcíaDefender
2Christian LellDefender
14Pedro RíosStriker
12Robert AcquafrescaStriker
-K. NavasGoalkeeper
19Pedro LópezDefender
25Nabil El ZharMidfielder
-Roger MartíStriker
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Player   Goals Penalties
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28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
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27 5
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
26 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Real Madrid CF
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
17 0