Levante was relegated to the second division of the Spanish Football League after a crushing 6-0 defeat against the champion Real Madrid, in which the Brazilian Vinicius contributed by scoring a hat-trick.
Bottom line Levante needed a win to keep a glimmer of hope alive, but in front of a burning Real that hope quickly faded.
Real, who face Liverpool in the Champions League final later this month, advanced in the 13th minute through Ferland Mendy before Karim Benzema and Rodrygo scored to make the score 3-0, then Vinicius scored his first “hat-trick” with the royal team, after He played 168 matches in all competitions.
The young Brazilian international also reached his 17th goal this season in the “La Liga”, to rise to the rank of top scorer, equal to Iago Aspas, the Celta Vigo striker.
“This is my first hat-trick in my career with Real Madrid, and after this wonderful season I am playing with my colleagues who help me a lot, I am very happy,” said Vinicius.
“The coach, Carlo Ancelotti, wanted to replace me, so I asked him to stay in order to score a hat-trick, and I succeeded,” he added.
“I think it’s good to prepare for the Champions League final,” he added.
Real Madrid played a great match, and despite not needing the points, as it won the title 4 stages before the end of the season, it pushed most of its main players and achieved a great victory that consolidated its position in the lead with 84 points, while Levante’s balance froze at 29 points in the last place and became the first relegated to second grade.
Real Madrid issued a warning to Liverpool, its rival for the title of the prestigious continental competition on May 28 in Paris, and erased its 0-1 loss to Atletico Madrid in the last stage when Ancelotti pushed his reserve squad backed by the main trio of German Toni Kroos, Brazilians Casemiro and Eder Militao.
Croatian Luka Modric, Vinicius, Benzema and Belgian Thibaut Courtois returned to the royal squad, while Casemiro and his compatriot Eder Militao and Kroos sat on the bench, and Marco Asensio, Dani Carvajal and Dani Ceballos were absent.
Benzema also equalized with his goal, the legend of the Royal Club, Raul Gonzalez, as the second best scorer in the history of Real Madrid with 323 goals, but he remained behind Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 451 goals.
It is the 27th goal of Benzema in La Liga this season, strengthening the top scorer list with 11 assists, and the 44th in various competitions this season with 14 assists.
Croatian Luka Modric contributed three assists to confirm his quality this season.
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