El Sadar is one of the toughest stadiums in LaLiga and Osasuna proved it through a strong start, with high intensity and pressure that intimated Madrid in the first minutes. The home team had up to three chances through shots from Nacho Vidal and Rubén García, who looked continuously to make runs behind Madrid´s central defenders to receive long balls.

This way, Osasuna reflected their aggressiveness through a corner kick that defender Unai García sent to the opponent´s net to put Osasuna ahead. But Madrid answered through a connection with Benzema, who dribbled Osasuna´s goalie Sergio Herrera and finished to the goal, but central defender David García saved it from the line. Gareth Bale also had a couple options as Madrid improved on their game.

Osasuna´s coach Jagoba Arrasate designed a spiderweb in the midfield formed by a diamond that held Madrid back from progressing the first phase, where they had a lot of difficulty to create danger other than some crosses and second plays. Finally, Isco opened the lock after a cross by Mendy that the player from Málaga finished with a nice volley.

Madrid had equalized Osasuna´s intensity and Ramos completed the come back after a long corner kick by Modric that Casemiro sent back into the first post where Ramos headed to score Madrid´s second.

Osasuna tried to overcome Madrid´s superiority and Iñigo Martínez was close to find the net after a shot from outside the box that went up by just a little bit. Right after it, Rubén García sent another hit close to the post after anticipation by Nacho Vidal on Isco.

Despite this double chance for the home team, the game passed by without many things happening as Madrid ran out Osasuna´s options. However, they were close to put the equalizer again through a shot blocked by Varane.

Madrid killed the game after a steal by Benzema, who assisted Lucas Vazquez to score the third one. There was still time for Jovic to get another one for Madrid, which made their lead to be larger than what the match showed.


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