Real Madrid vs Levante: Real predicted line-up, injury news, suspensions and more

Real will be without one of their key men through suspension this weekend as La Liga resumes.

Real Madrid remain unbeaten in their the new La Liga campaign, with one win and two draws. However, with a bullish Levante heading to the Bernabeu this afternoon Zinedine Zidane will demand they return to winning ways with one eye on their return to Champions League action in midweek, despite having further injury worries. Continue reading

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Why Real Madrid and Mateo Kovacic face big decisions

Despite his ability, Kovacic has played a bit-part role this season for Los Blancos

In August 2015, Real Madrid made a surprise move to sign Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic for £25 million. There wasn’t much fanfare surrounding Kovacic’s arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu, despite many other European sides monitoring his progress in Italy. The Croatia international had thrived at Inter. He became a key player, racking up 97 appearances for the Nerazzurri, all before turning 21.

Kovacic turns 24 on Sunday. Despite achieving success at Madrid, he will be disappointed with his lack of playing time. He’s made 18 La Liga appearances and six more in the Champions League this season. Combined, however, it amounts to just over 1,050 first-team minutes.

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