Real Madrid took on Osasuna in the Spanish La Liga game on Saturday night in a bid to return back to top of the table after Barcelona earlier overtook them thanks to their 6-0 win against Alaves. Real Madrid started stronger scoring the opening goal in 24th minute thanks to Ronaldo whos drilled shot found its way into the back of the net somehow. Bottom of the table Osasuna equalized a few minutes later when Leon made it 1-1 on the night.
Osasuna 1-2 Real Madrid Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga 2017 Match ]
24′ 0 – 1 Cristiano Ronaldo scores in 25th minute of the game to make it 1-0 for Real Madrid.
33′ 1 – 1 Sergio Leon equalized for home side in 33rd minute to make things inteteresting.
62′ 1 – 2 Isco scores with a neat finish across the face of the goal to make it 2-1 and put Real Madrid back in front.
Match Highlights (English)
Cristiano Ronaldo is declared fit to start but Zidane do have selection headech with Benzema’s struggling for form and Morata pushing for a start. This is a crucial game for Madrid but looking at Osasuna’s form this season Madrid will be odds on favourites going into the big game.
Osasuna is the only team across Europe’s top 5 leagues still without a home win and they are rock bottom in La Liga and favourites to go down unless their form changes drastically over the coming months.
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.
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.