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Oct 5, 2013 at 7pm UK at ​Estadi Ciutat de Valencia
Levante
2-3
Real Madrid
FT(HT: 0-0)
Ramos (61'), Morata (90'), Ronaldo (90')

Result: Real Madrid strike late to break Levante hearts

Alvaro Morata and Cristiano Ronaldo strike late for Real Madrid to see them snatch a dramatic 3-2 win over Levante in La Liga.

Real Madrid have snatched all three points from their meeting with Levante despite going 2-1 behind four minutes from time at the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia.

Los Blancos had wasted a plethora of chances and were nearly punished for their wastefulness when Nabil El Zhar put the hosts ahead in the 86th minute.

Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Levante UD vs Real Madrid CF at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia on October 5, 2013© Getty Images

However, Alvaro Morata and Cristiano Ronaldo struck late to see Carlo Ancelotti's men snare a dramatic victory from the jaws of defeat.

In an evenly contested first half, it was the visitors who finished the stronger, with Luca Modric and Isco both having good chances to break the deadlock.

The home side drew first blood after the break, as Papa Babacar Diawara placed the ball into the net for his first goal of the season in the 57th minute, but their defending was lax in conceding the equaliser.

A routine set piece ended with Ramos stealing in at the back post to force home Angel di Maria's deep cross.

The Argentine missed a glorious chance to put Real ahead in the 69th minute, before Marcelo squandered another five minutes later.

When former Liverpool man El Zhar finished well inside the area, it looked as if Real would be conceding yet more ground to La Liga leaders Barcelona, but Morata turned and shot past Keylor Navas in the last minute.

The visitors sensed blood and went all out for the win, and their risk was rewarded when Ronaldo's effort took a deflection on its way into the net.

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Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Levante UD vs Real Madrid CF at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia on October 5, 2013
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1Barcelona1594241192231
2Sevilla1584327161128
3Atletico MadridAtletico1577121101128
4Real Madrid158252319426
5AlavesAlaves157351817124
6Levante156452725222
7Real Betis156451617-122
8Getafe155641612421
9GironaGirona155641717021
10Espanyol156361720-321
11Celta Vigo155552824420
12Real Valladolid155551315-220
13Real Sociedad155461818019
14EibarEibar155461923-419
15Valencia153931212018
16Leganes154561519-417
17Villarreal153571519-414
18Athletic Bilbao152851523-814
19Rayo Vallecano152491530-1510
20Huesca1514101230-187

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