Player Ratings: Osasuna 1-3 Real Madrid – 2021/22

Real Madrid took another big stride towards securing their 35th LaLiga title thanks to a 3-1 win over Osasuna at El Sadar.

Real Madrid’s opened the scoring early on in the first-half after a well-worked freekick ended up with Karim Benzema squaring for David Alaba who made no mistake from close range.

Osasuna reacted almost instantly, with Ante Budimir levelling after Chimy Avila had broken forward and crossed to the Croatian. The striker managed to score again for Osasuna but luckily for Madrid, he was adjudged to have been offside.

Real Madrid managed to restore their lead just before the break with Asensio finishing after Ceballos had seen an effort saved. After the break, the away side were awarded two penalties, both won by Rodrygo, but Benzema somehow failed with both of his attempts.

Ancelotti’s men managed to seal the win in the sixth minute of stoppage time after substitute Vinicius Junior, latched onto Benzema’s brilliant pass and squared for Lucas Vazquez, who finished with aplomb. Los Blancos now need just four points from their remaining five games to mathematically be crowned LaLiga champions.

Player ratings:

Starting XI:

Thibaut Courtois: 7/10

Not much Courtois could have done to save Budimir’s equaliser. The Belgian did however pull off a sensational save in the second-half to deny Budimir a second goal.

Lucas Vazquez: 7.5/10

A solid performance from Vazquez who’s been in very good form as of late. The Galician was excellent in defence and showed great technique and composure to score with his weaker foot and secure the win late on.

Eder Militao: 5/10

Just like against Sevilla over the weekend, Militao looked rather shaky. The Brazilian could’ve and should’ve done better for Osasuna’s equaliser.

David Alaba: 7.5/10

Scored the opener for Real Madrid, his second goal in LaLiga this season. The Austrian was excellent in building up play out from the back but worryingly picked up a knock which forced him off at the break.

Nacho: 6/10

Started tonight’s game at left-back due to Mendy and Marcelo’s absence. The Spaniard was poor in the first-half but improved after the break when he was shifted to the centre of defence.

Dani Ceballos: 8.5/10

A rare start for Ceballos. The Spaniard was given the nod as Ancelotti looked to rotate his regulars ahead of next week’s Champions League clash against Manchester City. Ceballos showed great determination and quality on the ball which was highlighted in the build-up to the opener. Impressive performance.

Eduardo Camavinga: 7/10

Another good performance from the young Frenchman. Camavinga showed excellent vision and quality on the ball throughout his time on the pitch but especially during Madrid’s second goal. Slowly growing in confidence.

Fede Valverde: 6/10

Very quiet game from Fede. The Uruguayan is always full of energy, as was the case tonight, but he didn’t impact the game as much as he normally does.

Marco Asensio: 6/10

Asensio scored Real Madrid’s second goal of the night, profiting from a rebounded Ceballos effort. Despite scoring, the Spaniard was anonymous throughout the game.

Karim Benzema: 6/10

Linked play superbly and showed fantastic skill to create the opportunity for the third. Despite his brilliance on the ball, the Frenchman had a rather poor night upfront missing two penalties in the space of eight minutes.

Rodrygo: 9/10

A brilliant performance from the Brazilian who’s in excellent form at the moment. Rodrygo was unstoppable down the left flank, showing brilliant skill and touches on the ball as well as winning his side two penalties. Electric.


Dani Carvajal: 6/10 Came on to replace the injured Alaba. Carvajal slotted in at left-back in what was a routine outing for the Spaniard.

Toni Kroos: 6/10 Came on to replace Ceballos. The German added calmness and control to the middle of the park as Real Madrid looked to seal the three points.

Isco: 6/10 Came on to replace Camavinga late on.

Vinicius: 7/10 Came on to replace Rodrygo late on. The Brazilian assisted Vazquez for the third goal just six minutes after coming on.

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