Real Madrid End 2010 On A High



8-0. Yes, that’s right. No error. Last night at the Bernabeau, Real Madrid lined up to bow out of 2010 in style and were ruthless from the word go as they demolished lowly ranked Levante. As soon as Benzema shot narrowly wide in the second there was a sense of excitement at the Bernabeau and it was a sign of more to come.

Ronaldo & Angel Di Maria were among the stars tearing apart a dismal Levante team with Asier Del Horno their only real threat.

The Galacticos have responded in spectacular form from their 5-0 drubbing from current champions Barcelona just over two weeks ago, with four wins out four and now looking like title contenders again.

Ronaldo & Benzema netted hat tricks each with Pedro Leon & Mesut Ozil grabbing a goal as well. Los Blancos were ruthlessly ripping Levante to pieces, with the side from Valencia struggling to get going in the game.

Benzema was spectacular in the first half bagging a brace along with Ozil and Ronaldo getting on the scoresheet and come the stroke of half time it was 4-0.

Real Madrid started the second half steadily and it wasn’t until the 69th minute that they increased their lead. The jack of all trades Di Maria sent Karim Benzema through on goal and he made no mistake with a sublime finish, further increasing Levante’s woes.

It was 6-0 when Di Maria again was instrumental as he rolled a ball through to Ronaldo who sent the ball past Munua. It was 7-0 just two minutes later as Ronaldo completed his hat trick as Benzema’s pass evaded the defence and Ronaldo again scored, bringing his tally to 25 for the season. And just minutes after that Madrid made sure there would be no consolation for Levante as Pedro Leon rounded the keeper and slotted home into an empty net to round off a humiliating night for the visitors.

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About Dylan O'Neill

Football mad Irish 20-year-old. Living in Dublin so I've had a keen interest in League of Ireland for the last 2-3 years and used to write about it on offtheupright.blogspot.com, focusing mainly on UCD's limited fortunes as well as the Irish national team. I started to merge this interest with gambling two years ago to moderate success so have continued to do so since! View all posts by Dylan O'Neill

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