Real Madrid continue their perfect start to Spanish La Liga as they took on Osasuna and pretty much played the visitors out of the park. Ronaldo who started his first game this season scored the opening goal after Bale played him through in just 6th minute of the game. Real Madrid dominated afterwards and scored two more goals just before the break to pretty much settle the game.
Real Madrid 5-1 Osasuna Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga Match ]
06′ 1 – 0 Cristiano Ronaldo scores a tap in after Bale was sent through on the right side who squared the ball inside the ball for Ronaldo.
41′ 2 – 0 Danilo made it 2-0 for Real Madrid as he contineu to establish himself as a regular after difficult first season
45′ 3 – 0 Sergio Ramos put the game to bed just before the break when he scored Real Madrid’s third goal of the game.
56′ 4 – 0 Pepe scored after the break to pretty much settle the tie.
62′ 5 – 0 Luka Modric also got on the scoresheet midwway through the second half to pile more misery on helpless Osasuna side.
64′ 5 – 1 Oriol Riera scored what was just a consolation goal
78′ 5 – 2 David Garcia took advantage of shaky Madrid defense in 78th minute to make the scoreline less embarrassing.
Cristiano Ronaldo might be fit enough to be part of the squad but since its a home game against a team which Real Madrid should beat easily, Zidane might opt to give Ronaldo another week rest. Marco Asensio, Alvaro Morata and Bale should keep their place upfront while Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Modric to start in central midfield roles. Osasuna has lost one and draw one of their opening two games and they are not expected to get anything from this game as well. Having said that nothing to lose scenario might play into Osasuna hands who will be looking to replicate Celta Vigo’s performance against Madrid.
Team News & Starting Lineups: Osasuna has lost 9 straight games at Santiago Bernabue since 2004 and we can expect another easy game for Real Madrid who can take three points and put pressure on both Barcelona and Atletico both in action on Sunday in their respective league games. Having won the Champions League twice in last three years, Real Madrid will be hoping to finally get the break in league.
According to several Spanish media outlets, Ronaldo has declared himself fit and he might play some part and this is a good game to give him a go alongside Bale and Benzema as the season gets into full swing.
Match Predictions: Real Madrid has scored atleast two goals in each of the last four meetings between the two. At home they averaged more than 3 goals a game last season and we can expect similar ratio this year if not better. I am going with a comfortable 3-1 win for Real madrid in this one.