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June 1, 2013 6:00 PM EAT
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ Miguel Pérez‎
Attendance:‬ 55000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Real Madrid 4-2 Osasuna

Goal took in the action at the Bernabeu, where Jose Mourinho ended his Blancos reign with victory, though the visitors briefly threatened an upset by erasing a two-goal deficit

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Jesús Fernández
    132
    12
    4.00

    Jesús Fernández Top of the Match

    The keeper, in his first ever Liga start for Madrid, made a string of fine saves throughout the first half to keep the game scoreless when Osasuna threatened to break through.

  • Ricardo Carvalho
    65
    19
    3.00

    Ricardo Carvalho

    The veteran defender was the second Portuguese bringing his Madrid experience to a close, and he did so in solid fashion, perhaps benefiting from the low-key tempo of the game.

  • Arbeloa
    6
    1
    3.00

    Arbeloa

    Though Torres was able to evade him with a bit too much ease to get Osasuna off the board, Arbeloa otherwise did not put a foot wrong in defence, particularly during a few testy moments in the first half.

  • Raúl Albiol
    37
    25
    2.50

    Raúl Albiol

    Slow across the defensive lines to cut out the Osasuna attackers in the first half, and such action was necessitated by him being out of position more than once in the first place.

  • Mesut Özil
    22
    1
    3.50

    Mesut Özil

    The German international did what he does best - setting up goals for his teammates. Provided Michael Essien with an easy attempt from a corner, before squaring to Karim Benzema for the go-ahead goal in the second half. Combined well with the Frenchman more than once.

  • Michael Essien
    107
    19
    3.00

    Michael Essien

    The Ghanaian is not likely to extend his loan spell at the capital outfit, but provided a nice touch to proceedings with a headed goal from a corner, and an emotional celebration with mentor Jose Mourinho to show the Portuguese that he still has many supporters in the football world.

  • Luka Modric
    144
    17
    3.50

    Luka Modric

    The Croatian nearly scored an incredible solo goal with a barnstorming run that was cut out at the last by Ruben, but otherwise flattered to deceive with a very introverted display in midfield.

  • Ángel Di María
    5
    2
    3.00

    Ángel Di María

    The Argentine does flatter to deceive at times, but he made his mark in this game with a perfectly executed flick to free compatriot Gonzalo Higuain for the opening goal of the game.

  • Karim Benzema
    9
    0
    3.50

    Karim Benzema

    The Frenchman was largely subdued during the first half, but started to drift more centrally after the interval, and as a result, found himself in position to affect the game more. Scored a cracker from 18 yards to put his side 3-2 up, and put the clincher on a plate for Jose Callejon.

  • Gonzalo Higuaín
    99
    17
    3.50

    Gonzalo Higuaín

    The Argentine may well be on his way out, but gave his would-be suitors a glimpse of his finishing ability. He latched on well to a Di Maria flick and buried a typically cool finish home to open the scoring.

  • José Callejón
    58
    22
    3.50

    José Callejón

    Another whose future at the Bernabeu is up for debate, particularly after he was played woefully out of position by Mourinho. To his credit, however, he acquitted himself reasonably well in largely unfamiliar territory, and assumed a more attacking position late on, which resulted in him finishing off a counter attack for the fourth.

Substitutions

  • Nacho Fernández
    9
    0
    3.00

    Nacho Fernández

    Solidified the defence after coming on, and his fresh legs were noticeable.

  • Llorente
    0
    0

    Llorente

    Replaced Arbeloa with just five minutes to go.

  • Omar Mascarell
    0
    0

    Omar Mascarell

    Only saw nine minutes of action after coming on for Ozil.

  • Asier Riesgo
    7
    4
    3.00

    Asier Riesgo

    Generally could not be faulted for any of the Madrid goals and made his fair share of saves to keep the hosts at bay. Subbed off late on to give veteran keeper Ricardo a final swansong.

  • Rubén
    12
    2
    3.00

    Rubén

    Produced two excellent blocks to halt Madrid in their tracks, one on Luka Modric's goalbound shot and a second on Gonzalo Higuain's dangerous attempt on the turn. However, Benzema shrugged him off easily to score in the second half.

  • Oier
    6
    3
    2.50

    Oier

    Performed well defensively against the threat of Benzema in the first half, and even found a few opportunities to drive forward and test the opposition full back.

  • Nano
    0
    0
    3.00

    Nano

    The former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid midfielder was solid but something of a passenger as the visitors were largely dominated in midfield.

  • Unai Lugea
    0
    0
    2.50

    Unai Lugea

    Not quite as assured as his defensive partner Ruben, as he was carved apart by a few moves in the second half, particularly the counter attack that led to Madrid’s fourth.

  • Armenteros
    1
    0
    3.00

    Armenteros

    Was perhaps slightly better than one or two of those around him but it wasn't his finest day at the office.

  • Álvaro Cejudo
    1
    0
    4.00

    Álvaro Cejudo

    By far his side's best player, the 29-year-old was the visitors' biggest threat and drew his side level with a fine header shortly after the hour mark.

  • F. Silva
    6
    3
    3.00

    F. Silva

    Generally anchored the midfield well, never wavering from his positional duties, but tiredness began to catch up with him as the game wore on, and he was duly substituted.

  • Roberto Torres
    9
    2
    3.50

    Roberto Torres

    After playing in fits and starts, he brought his side back into the game with a well-taken goal, cutting in from the flank, beating Alvaro Arbeloa and finishing into the far corner.

  • Timor
    5
    2
    3.00

    Timor

    Set the events of Osasuna's second goal in motion with a very commendable piece of play down the left, beating his marker and swinging in a dangerous cross that Madrid could not deal with.

  • Joseba Llorente
    7
    6
    2.50

    Joseba Llorente Flop of the Match

    The veteran forward was a real handful early on, adopting a number of dangerous positions, and testing Jesus in goal more than once. However, his influence waned after the interval, as fatigue seemed to catch up with him.

Substitutions

  • Ricardo
    9
    2

    Ricardo

    Saw 15 minutes of action after taking over in goal from Riesgo.

  • Maikel Mesa Piñero
    0
    0

    Maikel Mesa Piñero

    Came on for Silva with just 12 minutes to go.

  • Manuel Onwu
    8
    2
    3.50

    Manuel Onwu

    Provided an excellent outlet up front with his height, and used it to his advantage to set up Cejudo's equaliser with a quality flick. A real handful at times.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid CF
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
26 4
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid CF
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0