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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1Barcelona33258083196483
2Atletico MadridAtletico34219454183672
3Real Madrid33208580364468
4Valencia34206862362666
5Real Betis34175125453156
6Villarreal33156124540551
7Sevilla33146134152-1148
8Getafe34139123931848
9GironaGirona34138134652-647
10Celta Vigo34129135347645
11Real Sociedad34127156054643
12EibarEibar34127153747-1043
13AlavesAlaves34132193447-1341
14Athletic Bilbao34913123742-540
15Leganes34117162841-1340
16Espanyol34912132840-1239
17Levante34813133249-1737
18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo34610183265-3328
19Las PalmasLas Palmas3456232269-4721
20Malaga3455242251-2920

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