Player Ratings: Real Madrid 1-1 Osasuna – 2022/23
Real Madrid’s perfect start to the season ended on Sunday after Ancelotti’s men were held to a 1-1 draw by Osasuna at the Bernabéu.
Real Madrid took the lead minutes before the break after Vinicius fired a rather tame cross in from the left that caught Sergio Herrera off guard.
Kike brought the visitors level after meeting Unai Garcia’s cross and guiding the ball over Andriy Lunin and into the back of the net.
With everything pointing towards a draw, Real Madrid were gifted a chance to take the lead after Benzema was pushed over in the penalty area by David Garcia – who received a red card for the foul. The Frenchman stepped up and failed to convert, hitting the crossbar instead.
The Ballon d’Or favourite did manage to find the back of the net seconds later but he was adjudged to have been offside.
The result means Real Madrid now sit in second place, level on 19 points with rivals Barcelona who lead the standings on goal difference.
Andriy Lunin: 6.5/10
Replaced the injured Courtois for his first start this season. The Ukrainian was barely tested in goal and couldn’t do much to stop Kike’s brilliant header.
Dani Carvajal: 7/10
Put in a decent shift both in defence and attack before coming off with what looks to might have been a knock.
Antonio Rüdiger: 6.5/10
Missed a good goalscoring opportunity in the first-half and should’ve done better to stop Kike for Osasuna’s equaliser.
David Alaba: 7/10
Assisted Vinicius for the opener and then came close to converting a free-kick. Decent outing for the Austrian.
Ferland Mendy: 6.5/10
Solid in defence but offered little to nothing moving forward.
Dani Ceballos: 6/10
Started tonight’s game with Modric out injured and Valverde being rested. The Spaniard failed to make the most of his opportunity and was very quiet throughout his time on the pitch.
Aurélien Tchouaméni: 6/10
Disappointing outing from the Frenchman who looked sloppy at times and didn’t impose himself on the game.
Toni Kroos: 7/10
Arguably Madrid’s best player. The German switched play brilliantly and constantly looked to get things moving. His set-pieces however continue to be a disappointment.
Rodrygo Goes: 5/10
Virtually non existent in the first-half. The Brazilian improved after the break but it was too little too late.
Karim Benzema: 4/10
Back in the starting lineup after recovering from his injury. The Frenchman looked way off his best and his performances this season are starting to become a concern. Missed his third straight penalty against Sergio Herrera.
Vinicius Jr: 7/10
Despite looking tired, Vinicius was Real Madrid’s liveliest player. The Brazilian scored the opener for Los Blancos and constantly looked to make things happen.
Eduardo Camavinga: 7/10 – Came on to replace Ceballos. The Frenchman added a lot of energy and creativity to the middle of the park and Real Madrid looked a much better team with him on the pitch.
Fede Valverde: 6.5/10 – Came on to replace Tchouaméni. The Uruguayan added zip and drive to the midfield.
Eder Militao: N/A – Came on to replace Mendy late on.
Marco Asensio: N/A – Came on to replace Toni Kroos late on.
Mariano Diaz: N/A – Came on to replace Carvajal late on. The striker missed a number of great opportunities to give his team the lead.