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.
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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