After their defeat in the Madrid derby at the weekend, Real Madrid bounced back with an important 3-1 win over Levante on Wednesday night.
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for the visitors from the penalty spot, before Diego Marino was unfortunate as the ball bounced in off his back from a Borja Mayoral shot to double the lead for Los Blancos.
However, the home side responded immediately as Deyverson found the back of the net a minute later to half their deficit, before Madrid had several chances to build a more comfortable lead.
After pushing until the end, Zinedine Zidane’s side were finally rewarded with a third goal as Isco got on the scoresheet in injury time, as they now move to within nine points of league leaders Barcelona, although the Catalan giants have two games in hand on their rivals.
The French tactician has come under pressure in recent weeks as his side’s title charge has been derailed, as noted by Goal.com, with their focus now likely to switch to the Champions League.
As they look ahead to hosting Roma in the second leg next week with a 2-0 aggregate lead, their win over Levante will have undoubtedly been a welcome confidence boost.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo moves his goal tally to 35 for the season in just 34 appearances in all competitions as he continues to lead the way for his side despite his recent controversial comments.