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Feb 3, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Estadio Ciudad de Valencia (Valencia)
Attendance: 23,542
Levante
2-2
Real Madrid
Boateng (42'), Pazzini (89')
Doukoure (13'), Ivi (26'), Coke (88')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Ramos (11'), Isco (81')
Ramos (21'), Asensio (84'), Varane (90')

Team News: Sergio Ramos back for Real Madrid, BBC start

Team News: Ramos back for Madrid, BBC start
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Sergio Ramos returns from injury as Real Madrid travel to Levante.

Sergio Ramos has returned from injury as Real Madrid travel to Valencia to face Levante tonight.

The skipper is back alongside Raphael Varane in the heart of defence, with Nacho dropping to the bench, as Los Blancos look to build on the 4-1 victory at top-four rivals Valencia last weekend.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored two from the spot against Los Che, is up front alongside Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, while Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos keep their places in midfield despite the return from injury of Isco, who is on the bench.

Keylor Navas makes a return to the club he represented between 2011 and 2014 and is in between the sticks, while Dani Carvajal and Marcelo line up either side of Ramos and Varane.

Options on the bench for Zinedine Zidane, whose side are 19 points behind leaders Barcelona, include Lucas Vazquez, Marco Asensio and Mateo Kovacic.

As for the hosts, who sit 16th in the table and two points above the drop, Juan Muniz makes four changes following the 2-2 draw at Deportivo La Coruna a week ago.

Muniz is expected to play a 4-4-2 formation, with Jason dropping to the bench to accommodate the inclusion of Ghanaian striker Emmanuel Boateng alongside Ivi up front.

Jose Campana is suspended for the clash, meaning Torino loanee Sasa Lukic gets a start in the midfield alongside Jefferson Lerma, Cheick Doukoure and Jose Luis Morales.

Rober Pier returns to the lineup after being suspended against his parent club last week and Sergio Postigo earns a recall in the heart of defence, with Chema suspended and Erick Cabaco among the substitutes. Coke is at right-back, Antonio Luna is on the left and Oier Olazabal is between the posts.

Levante: Oier; Coke, Rober, Postigo, Luna; Lerma, Doukoure, Lukic, Morales; Boateng, Ivi
Subs: Koke Vegas, Roger, Bardhi, Pazzini, Cabaco, Pedro Lopez, Jason

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo
Subs: Casilla, Nacho, Theo Hernandez, Vazquez, Asensio, Isco, Kovacic

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CBarcelona38289199297093
2Atletico MadridAtletico382310558223679
3Real Madrid382210694445076
4Valencia38227965382773
5Villarreal38187135750761
6Real Betis38186146061-160
7Sevilla38177144958-958
8Getafe381510134233955
9EibarEibar38149154450-651
10GironaGirona38149155059-951
11Espanyol381213133642-649
12Real Sociedad38147176659749
13Celta Vigo381310155960-149
14AlavesAlaves38152214050-1047
15Levante381113144458-1446
16Athletic Bilbao381013154149-843
17Leganes38127193451-1743
RDeportivo La CorunaDeportivo38611213876-3829
RLas PalmasLas Palmas3857262474-5022
RMalaga3855282461-3720

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