Cristiano's opening goal was valid: Bale not offside

Some questions were being asked about the validity of Madrid's early goal but, as these images show, the Welshman was onside.

Cristiano's opening Madrid goal not offside

It didn't take long for Real Madrid to take the lead in their home match against Primera returners Osasuna but some questions have been asked about if the goal should have been disallowed.

Doubts raised

Cristiano Ronaldo makes it 1-0 to Madrid.

This suspicion relates to a decision on whether or not Gareth Bale was offside when put through down the right-hand channel by Danilo in the fifth minute. It was Bale who then rolled the ball across goal for the Portuguese striker to finish.

Good decision

The images here show that the Los Blancos' number 11 was behind the last defender and that the goal was correct to be awarded. After two months out injured, Ronaldo is back amongst the goals setting his team up for what they hope will be a comfortable victory, especially as city rivals Atlético have already made their statement of the weekend.