A few questionable, rash decisions in the first half nearly cost his side, as he was twice caught well off his goalline. He settled down in the second period but was never forced into any meaningful action.
Alongside Arribas, he was a vital cog at the heart of the Osasuna defence, mopping up danger effectively while winning virtually everything in the air.
Came up with a crucial interception to deny Callejon a tap-in and performed to a generally high standard as Madrid’s attackers found him difficult to get past.
Defended smartly, often forcing his opponent towards the corner flag, and gave the rest of the defence a good initial outlet with his width.
Kept Di Maria completely in his pocket for the vast majority of the Argentine’s time on the pitch, but made several worrying errors that could have cost his side dearly.
Closed down the space in front of the defence effectively, and though he conceded possession sloppily a few times, he made up for it with his tenacity off the ball.
Never displayed much quality on the ball, but worked extremely hard off it, and did his part in securing the result for his side.
A real live wire at times for Osasuna, especially in the latter stages of the game. He was difficult to contain on the flanks, and created multiple chances from a wide position.
Started and nearly finished Osasuna’s best chance of the first half with a driving run and half-volley that flew just over the bar. Found himself in one or two great goalscoring positions in the second half as he forced Madrid's defence onto the back foot.
Tasked with most of the creative responsibility for his side, but failed in that respect, as he was overrun and isolated for most of the game.
Held up the ball well, and kept Casillas and the rest of the defence on their toes with his willingness to chase down scraps and loose balls.
Barely a notable save to make, but he did well to stop an effort from Sola at the start of the second half.
Rather nondescript when supporting the attack in advanced positions, but his defensive contributions could not be faulted, as Osasuna rarely found a route towards goal down his flank.
Caught out woefully for pace on more than one occasion in the second half when the hosts attacked on the counter, and he finished the match a bundle of nerves.
Performed admirably in the heart of the visitors’ defence, as he was quick to close down his man and snuff out danger whenever Osasuna managed to get forward.
Made a series of crucial interceptions in the initial stages when Osasuna looked to attack and had a fantastic chance to break the deadlock on the stroke of half time, but curled wide of an empty net.
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The Argentine winger really found it hard to get involved in the match, and when on the ball he seemed rather timid and unsure of what to do with it. Hardly the direct presence that his side needed out wide.
Drifted across the lines effectively, but the organisation of the Osasuna defence forced him to bide his time with patient passes in front of the box far too often.
Always willing to get back and help out in defence, and he made a few important clearances in that regard. His passing was surprisingly poor though, which meant Madrid struggled to get into their rhythm.
Made a very important challenge to stop Cejudo from point blank range in the second half, but that was about as good as it got for him as he often looked cumbersome and awkward on the ball.
Apart from a display of great awareness and quick feet to beat Osasuna keeper Fernandez to a loose ball, Higuain struggled to really make his mark on the match.
Probably the most active of Madrid’s attacking players throughout the game, and he managed to tee up Coentrao for a great chance at the end of the first half. One of the few Blancos players to emerge from this game with any credit.
A cameo of utter redundancy from the Brazilian, who picked up two quickfire, and completely avoidable bookings, to exit the field of play 15 minutes after coming on as a substitute.
Much like Modric, he showcased some nice touches around the box, but was unable to find the killer moment to unlock the defence.
Held up the ball well and looked like breaking through on goal a few times, but he was ultimately thwarted in his efforts.