REAL MADRID 2-0 OSASUNA

Real Madrid player ratings vs Osasuna

Blanco played in the double pivot with Casemiro in Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Osasuna. Militao was the hero on the night for Zidane's men, who stay in the title race.

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Real Madrid player ratings vs Osasuna
JAVIER GANDUL DIARIO AS

Courtois

Without Ramos, he had to take on a leadership role and did it well. Made a tremendous save in the first half, slapping away a cross from Manu Sánchez. 7/10

Odriozola

The Basque right-back applied himself very well in attack, although he struggled at times in defence due to the speed down Osasuna's left wing. 6/10

Militao

The unexpected hero of the night. He went close to scoring with a couple of headers in the first half. In the second half, he headed home his second goal in the famous white shirt and his first in the league. Rock solid once again. 8/10

Varane

The Frenchman had to leave at half-time due to some discomfort in his right leg and is doubtful for the match against Chelsea. He was comfortable in the first half, before being replaced by Nacho at half-time. 7/10

Marcelo

The Brazilian is trying to adapt to a new role, dropping more inside as he gets older. He played just over 60 minutes without having a real influence on the game. 6/10

Casemiro

Sat behind Blanco in defensive midfield. His influence on the team's play, with or without Modric and Kroos, is always important. Found some luck to score Madrid's second of the night after some good play by Benzema. 7/10

Blanco

The 20-year-old looked like he has been playing with first team all his life, playing in his fourth game in Primera. He completed the 90 minutes with an impressive tactical and technical performance. Zidane praised the Castilla player in his post-match press conference. 7/10

Hazard

He started the match with plenty of energy, playing in Asensio with an excellent back-heel pass that Asensio almost scored. A minute later, Herrera prevented him from scoring from close-range. He was taken off on 70 minutes. A good run-out ahead of Chelsea. 7/10

Vinicius

A quiet night at the office for the Brazilian, who, since his dream night against Liverpool, has struggled. His dribbling was a bit off, perhaps a sign of the fatigue in a season in which he has been one of the few players who has not spent time on the sidelines through injury. He was replaced by Rodrygo in the second half. 5/10

Asensio

Good all round performance, moving intelligently to generate chances and create danger. He came close to scoring on a couple of occasions. 6/10

Benzema

Not his finest night in white. Unusually quiet by the Frenchman's standards. Despite a quiet night in front of goal, he set up Casemiro's goal to put the game to bed late on. 6/10

Substitutes

Nacho

He came on in the second half and showed once again that Madrid have to make his contract renewal a priority. He won all his 50-50 battles in the air and on the ground. He should start in London, at centre-back or full back. 7/10

Rodrygo

Zidane introduced him looking for creativity and found it in the former Santos player. Twenty excellent minutes from the Brazilian who was a threat on both flanks, generating fouls and combining with the full-backs. Could also be a starter at Stamford Bridge. 7/10

Miguel Gutiérrez

The highly-rated full-back has a big future in the game. Twenty minutes were enough to show that he has the physique and technique to play at the highest level. Played some nice crosses into the box, operating as an attacking left-back. A future replacement for Marcelo. 7/10

Isco

He gave the team the clarity and calmness it was lacking. His superbly whipped corner found Militao to break the deadlock. 7/10

Arribas

Another of the young players who we should expect to see more of. He didn't have much time to shine, but together with Miguel Gutiérrez he made it clear that they understand each other very well and that he is at Zidane's disposal for when he needs him. 6/10