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January 12, 2013 7:00 PM GMT
Estadio El Sadar — Pamplona (Iruñea)
Referee:‬ Clos Gómez‎
Attendance:‬ 16366‎
 

Osasuna - Real Madrid Preview: Mourinho's side look to continue revival without suspended Ronaldo

Los Blancos' recent upturn in form will be put to the test this weekend when they travel to La Liga's bottom side without their leading goalscorer

By Karthick Arvinth

Iker Casillas - Real Madrid
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS

OSASUNA

Fernandez
Bertran, Arribas, Flano, Damia
Punal, Oier
Cejudo, Nino, Armenteros
Sola
REAL MADRID

Casillas
Essien, Carvalho, Varane, Arbeloa
Khedira, Modric
Di Maria, Ozil, Higuain
Benzema

Osasuna could hand a debut to new loan signing Miguel de las Cuevas in Saturday's Primera Division encounter with Real Madrid at El Sadar.

Raoul Loe (calf), Roberto Torres (hamstring) and goalkeeper Asier Riesgo (foot) all remain sidelined, but defender Alejandro Arribas is back from suspension.

Cristiano Ronaldo will miss the trip to Pamplona after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in the 4-3 win over Real Sociedad.

Sergio Ramos and Antonio Adan also serve bans, while Xabi Alonso is a doubt with a neck problem.

Defenders Pepe and Marcelo are still out but Fabio Coentrao has returned to training after a thigh injury.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Osasuna are on a six-match win-less run in all competitions (D1, L5).
  • The Navarrans have lost just one of their last four home encounters with Real Madrid in La Liga (W2, D1, L1).
  • With only 14 goals scored, Osasuna possess the joint-worst attack in the top division.
  • Madrid have won just one of their last five away matches in all competitions (W1, D1, L3).
  • The reigning Liga champions have netted 12 goals in their last two Liga encounters with Osasuna.
  • Iker Casillas (pictured, right) made his 650th appearance for Real Madrid against Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey. Only Raul (741) and Manolo Sanchis (710) have more appearances under their belt for the Santiago Bernabeu club.


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Available Squads
13Andrés FernándezGoalkeeper
2Marc BertránDefender
-RubénDefender
5Manuel Ortiz ToribioMidfielder
14ArribasDefender
15OierDefender
24DamiàDefender
9ArmenterosMidfielder
16Álvaro CejudoMidfielder
9Kike SolaStriker
7NinoStriker
-RicardoGoalkeeper
4Miguel FlañoDefender
10Patxi PuñalMidfielder
33TimorMidfielder
23Raoul Cédric LoeMidfielder
8De las CuevasMidfielder
9Joseba LlorenteStriker
1Iker CasillasGoalkeeper
2Raphaël VaraneDefender
5Fabio CoentraoDefender
17ArbeloaDefender
33Raúl Albiol Defender
6Sami KhediraMidfielder
14Xabi AlonsoMidfielder
19Luka ModricMidfielder
22Ángel Di MaríaMidfielder
9Gonzalo HiguaínStriker
7José Callejón Striker
13Jesús FernándezGoalkeeper
2Ricardo CarvalhoDefender
12MarceloDefender
11Mesut ÖzilMidfielder
-Michael EssienMidfielder
22KakáMidfielder
9Karim BenzemaStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
27 5
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
26 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0