Real Madrid experienced a brilliant period of late April and early May. A 4-0 victory over Espanyol helped Ancelotti’s teachers and students officially win the La Liga championship four rounds early. Soon after, Los Blancos created a miraculous comeback against Man City to reach the Champions League final.
After those impressive feats, coach Ancelotti gave his players time to rest and recover. He made seven changes for the derby against Atletico last weekend. Karim Benzema was on the bench for the entire match and Real lost 0-1 on the field of their city rival.
Coach Ancelotti will have to strike a balance between resting the players and keeping the ball feeling. Therefore, seeing how Ancelotti chooses the squad in the final matches of the season promises to be very interesting. Real Madrid’s opponents in this period are not formidable, just Levante, Cadiz and Real Betis.
Real Madrid is the team with the best home record in La Liga this season. They have won 40 points in 17 matches. Meanwhile, Levante has the 4th worst away record of the tournament. But everyone understands that the next match is more meaningful to Levante than Real Madrid, because they are struggling to earn every point to hope to stay relegation.
Real Madrid was once held by Levante with a score of 3-3 in the first leg. Even Real was defeated by the bottom team Levante with a score of 0-1 at the Bernabeu last season. The last time Real got a win against Levante at home came from September 2019.