Karim Benzema scored two goals to lead Real Madrid to a 3-2 win over Levante in La Liga on Saturday, as star signing Eden Hazard finally made his competitive debut.
Hazard had not played for Madrid since his club-record transfer from Chelsea after a thigh injury he picked up preseason had sidelined him for Madrid's first three league matches.
By the time he stepped onto the field to loud applause in the 60th minute at the Bernabeu Stadium, Benzema's double and another goal from Casemiro had given Madrid the advantage it needed to end a run of two straight draws.
Levante fought back into the match with second-half strikes from Borja Mayoral and Gonzalo Melero but Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois saved a powerful header in stoppage time to ensure the victory.
Australian Associated Press