A brace from Benzema, plus a goal from Casemiro, ensured Madrid were firmly in control when 3-0 ahead at the break before a second-half fightback from the visitors.
19 - Karim Benzema has scored 19 goals in LaLiga in 2019, his second best tally in a single year as Real Madrid player in the competition (22 in 2011). Enlighted. pic.twitter.com/8anJMvUhMn— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 14, 2019
Borja Mayoral, on loan at Levante from Madrid, pulled a goal back and the home team conceded again when Gonzalo Melero headed in from a corner, with Thibaut Courtois preserving their lead with a fine save in the closing minutes.
Hazard, who joined from Chelsea, was given a warm welcome when introduced on the hour, the Belgium forward having missed his new club's opening three games of the season with a muscle injury.
7 - Levante’s Borja Mayoral has scored seven LaLiga goals, three for Real Madrid and four as a Levante player, six of them away from home. Guest. pic.twitter.com/FKkNRmHYKf— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 14, 2019