Real Madrid vs Osasuna: score, goals, highlights | LaLiga 2021/22
Real Madrid vs Osasuna: as it happened
Real Madrid dominated possession and had the lion's share of the chances on a frustrating night for the hosts against a stubborn Osasuna side at the Santiago Bernabéu, with Karim Benzema coming close in the 61st minute as the Frenchman drove his close-range shot over the bar from close range. But that's as good as it got for Los Blancos.
However, the best chance of the game fell to Osasuna 11 minutes prior on 50' as Moncoyola struck the woodwork following a quick 3-on-2 counterattack by the visitors that almost unraveled Madrid. But neither side could break the deadlock and the game ended 0-0, a result which puts Madrid top of the table on goal difference, but level on points with the three teams below them, Sevilla, Real Betis and Real Sociedad.
And the goal doesn't come for Madrid. Osasuna hang on for the scoreless draw. Madrid threw everything at it but lacked the finishing touch.
Madrid throwing everything at it now. Kroos corner delivery is headed away.
Great ball into the box from deep from Lucas Vazquez on the right almost finds Casemiro by the six-yard area, but he can't connect and Herrera collects. Time really running out now for Madrid. Four minutes of added time to be played.
Marcelo!!! What a chance for the full back as Vinicius picks out his short run inside the box and he collects by the corner of the six-yard area. But the Brazilian drags his shot across goal and wide of the far post.
Marcelo whips an incredible ball into the box towards Benzema and Rodrygo, but neither can make contact close to the far post.
Osasuna Herrera is on the floor with an apparent muscle problem, something which has drawn the rage of the Bernabéu crowd, who are getting increasingly anxious for that opening goal with less then 10 minutes on the clock.
Frantic stuff now as Madrid push for the opening goal. Rodrygo is taken down as he rushed forward down the right flank in what was an obvious infringement but the ref says play on.
Osasuna have a free kick from a dangerous area. Garcia get his head on the end of the delivery but steers the ball wide.
Benzema, inside the six yard area, is almost in but a leg comes out to take the ball away from him as the cross came in from the right.
Two changes for Real Madrid as Hazard and Marcelo replace Asensio and Mendy.
Benzema tries the first-time strike from a Mendy low cross, but the ball spins wide of the right post.
Madrid have 25 minutes to break the deadlock on what has so far been a frustrating night against a stubborn Osasuna defence.
Benzema!!! The Frenchman collects the short pass inside the box from Vinicius, cuts around the outside of two defenders before blasting a shot an inch over the near upright.
Vinicius rushes forward before pushing the ball to wide to Rodrygo, whose shot across the goal goes just wide of the far post. Decent attack orchestrated by the two young Brazilians.
Toni Kroos shoots from distance, but it's five yars wide of the right post.
Osasuna hit the post!
The visitors have three men racing against two defenders on the counter. Avila eventually releases the ball in the box with a pass across the area towards the unmarked Moncayola, who takes a low first time strike that hits his near post. It should be 1-0 to Osasuna, who have not beaten Madrid in 12 attempts since 2011.
Rodrygo with his first input as tries a long pass from the right towards Vinicius at the edge of box, but the ball is cut out by the Osasuna defener.
Second half starts!
Osasuna kick off the second half at the Santiago Bernabéu.
One half time change for Real Madrid with Rodrygo, who is going to come on for Camavinga.
The teams are abck on the pitch and read to start the second half.
As things stand, Real Madrid are top of the table, but level on 21 points with the three teams below them. Rayo Vallecano having a dream start to the season, their win against Barcelona earlier sees them move to fifth with 19 points.
First half ends
And that's the end of the first half. Madrid have dominated possession an constantly threatened inside the Osasuna third but have not made many clear-cut chances. 0-0 it remains as the teams head towards the tunnel.
Madrid have a corner as clock strikes 45. Decent ball in but Kike Garcia is on hand to head away the danger, and draws a free kick for his efforts.
Camavinga with a glancing header from a Carvajal cross but he guides the ball wide of the left post.
Osasuna's Kike Garcia has a pop from distance from the short corner, but the ball travels way over.
A promising Madrid attack comes to an end as Casemiro's long-range effort goes well wide of the far post.
Great chance for Osasuna! Courtois comes out to collect the ball but misses and leaves an open goal for Kike Garcia, but he steers his side-footed shot over the bar.
Madrid have had 79% of possession while Osasuna try to soak up constant pressure.
Vinicius with the strike! The Brazilian tries a shot from inside the left edge of the box and it goes just wide of the far post.
Kroos plays a gorgeous dinked pass over the top towards Vinicius, but the Brazilian takes his eye off the ball and fails to control it.
Second yellow of the night goes to Camavinga for a late challenge on Garcia.
Vinicius get himself into a great position to collect Mendy's pass by the byline before passing back towards the penalty spot, Carvajal is there to collect and he tries to hit a shot first time but it goes way over and way wide. Wasted from the full back!
What a chance for Camavinga! Madrid break quickly through Asensio, who draws some defenders before slotting a pass wide to Camavinga, but the young Frenchman smashes his shot into the side netting from about 10 yards out on the right. That was the best chance of the game so far.
Osasuna have their first chance to attack with a free kick from a deep position. The ball comes in towards Kike Garcia by the edge of the box but his heades strike is way off the mark.
Great cutting bass from Carvajal almost finds Asensio in behind the Osasuna defence, but Herrera gets to the ball just centimeters before the Madrid attacker.
Vinicius bursts towards the box, beating three but is then taken down cynically by Garcia. Madrid have a free kick from just outside the box.... Benezema takes.... high and wide of the near post.
Mendy tries a shot from distance, but it's easily saved by Herrera.
First threat finally comes for Madrid as Kroos plays a long diagonal ball into the path of onrushing Dani Carvajal, but Osasuna keeper Herrera comes to collect the ball, cutting out the pass.
Madrid controlling things but they are yet to threaten inside the Osasuna area.
Osasuna quickly lose possession and Madrid are back on the ball.
Madrid passing around as they try to find a way through the Osasuna defence. Camavigna eventually gives a wayward pass to Carvajal and the ball runs over the byline.
Real Madrid get the game underway at the Santiago Bernabéu.
The teams have emerged from the tunnel and are ready to go!
Ancelotti pre-match cmments
Osauna: “Osasuna are a good side and they're in good form. They play high-intensity football and defend well. They're dangerous in and around the box and the league table says it all. They’re performing very well and we'll have to prepare for it properly because it could prove to be a tough game”.
Squad rotation: “You rotate your team for a number of different reasons: fatigue, to try and motivate the players who are keen to play, based on a strategy, etc. That's something that I'll look at after our training session”.
El Clásico triumph: “Everyone’s entitled to their opinion in football. Our performance in El Clásico wasn't amazing, but it was a smart performance because we defended well and were fast in attacking areas, which is what we asked of the players”.
Vinicius Jr.: “I like him to try things and the fact that he plays at such high intensity. That speaks volumes of his quality, but he works really hard and plays at high intensity when on the ball. There are a lot of things he has to improve off the ball, but he's capable of doing that without any problems at all. He's gracious, likes to work hard and so far he's doing just fine”.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has made three changes to the side that beat Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Sunday. After a five-week injury layoff, Dani Carvajal returns to the starting lineup at right back as Lucas Vazquez drops out. Eduardo Camavinga starts ahead of Luka Modric, while Rodrygo drops out of the team for Asensio. (Photo: AFP)
The definitive rise of Vinicius this season contrasts with Neymar’s stagnation, as is clearly evident from the two Brazilians’ respective numbers so far this term.
The stats show that 21-year-old Vinicius has been much more decisive than Neymar, 29, this campaign.
Vinicius has played 920 minutes over 12 games so far this year, completing 10, and has provided seven goals and five assists, translating to a goal participation rate of 1.0 per game.
Rayo beat Barca
Thegame in the south of Madrid in Vallecas between Rayo and Barcalona has ended 1-0 the hosts. Falcao gave Rayo and early lead, with Memphis Depay missing the opportunity to draw Barca level from the penalty spot. Barcelona have now lost to three Madrid teams in quick succession, Atletico (2-0), Real (2-1) and now Rayo.
Osasuna starting Xi
Herrera, Vidal, Cruz, Unai Garcia, David Garcia, Moncayola, Avila, Kike, Torro, Martinez, Sanchez
Real Madrid starting XI
Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy, Kroos, Casemiro, Camavinga, Vinicius, Benzema, Asensio
Madrid's 12-game unbeaten run against Osasuna
Osasuna’s hopes of an unlikely victory will not be helped by the fact that Madrid are unbeaten in their last 13 LaLiga home games (W9 D4), with their last defeat coming against Levante in January 2021. Los Blancos also hold a 12-game unbeaten streak against Osasuna, winning nine and drawing three encounters since January 2011.
Real Madrid will look to go top
Real Madrid have a chance to go top of the LaLiga table when they meet Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabéu on Wednesday.
After last weekend’s 2-1 victory over Barcelona at Camp Nou, Los Blancos will be hotly tipped to scoop three points against Osasuna, who find themselves in a respectable sixth place and with the possibility of surpassing Madrid should they pull off an unlikely win at the Bernabéu.
With current leaders Real Sociedad having drawn against Atlético Madrid on Sunday, a win against Osasuna will see Madrid go two points ahead of Real with the same amount of games played.
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