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Played
September 11, 2010 7:00 PM BST
Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Referee:‬ Teixeira Vitienes‎
 
 
 
IT'S OVER! The referee blows the full-time whistle and Real Madrid win it 1-0! Osasuna made their hosts work for the three points, and although Mourinho will not be overly happy by his side's performance, they still have the win. Something that is made all the more important by the fact their great rivals lost at home to Hercules earlier this evening. Good night from me, and remember to stay with goal.com for all your match reaction.
 
90′ +3
Jose Mourinho wastes a few precious seconds by replacing Higuain with fellow countryman Angel Di Maria.
 
90′ +1
Substitution Gonzalo Higuaín Ángel Di María
 
90′
The fourth official holds up the electronic board to signal three minutes of stoppage time.
 
89′
Mesut Ozil is given a rousing reception by the home fans as he leaves the field to be replaced by Esteban Granero.
 
88′
Substitution Mesut Özil Esteban Granero
 
87′
Ronaldo drives towards goal, throws a couple of step-overs and unleashes a powerful drive which Ricardo does well to bat away to safety.
 
85′
Juanfran's deep free-kick is headed clear by Pepe. The Brazilian-born Portuguese internationalist has proved a formidable barrier to the Osasuna forwards tonight.
 
84′
Marcelo is shown a yellow card for a late slide tackle on Camunas, who has to leave the field of play for treatment.
 
83′
Yellow Card Marcelo
 
82′
ANOTHER GREAT SAVE! Ricardo denies Higuain with another fine stop. Ozil sent him through on the goalkeeper with a neat first time pass but Higuain's angled strike is saved by the Osasuna goalkeeper. Ricardo has the upper hand in his personal duel with Higuain.
 
79′
Ronaldo slices a shot well wide of goal from the left hand corner of the box. His claims that the ball was deflected wide fall on deaf ears.
 
76′
Osasuna coach Jose Antonio Camacho throws on veteran striker Walter Pandiani in search of a late equaliser.
 
76′
Pedro Leon makes an exciting impact. He turns his marker inside out before standing up a cross towards the back post. The ball is cleared, but not far enough as Marcelo gets up and sends an overhead scissors kick towards goal. Ricardo watches the ball bounce wide for a goalkick.
 
76′
Substitution Soriano Pandiani
 
74′
Again it's Juanfran in space on the right, but he is thwarted again as his low cross towards Masoud is cut out by Pepe.
 
73′
Leon gets his first touch and wins a free-kick in the process.
 
71′
Pedro Leon - a summer signing from Getafe - replaces Karim Benzema. Leon should add natural width to Los Blancos' attack.
 
70′
Substitution Karim Benzema Pedro León
 
68′
Masoud replaces Aranda - a strange move considering Osasuna are behind but have replaced a striker with a midfielder.
 
67′
Substitution Carlos Aranda Masoud
 
65′
Ozil is in acres of space on the left and cuts in on goal. He has several options to his right but he elects to dink the ball over the goalkeeper. Unfortunately for Ozil, the ball skips wide of goal and the Bernabeu sends out a collective groan at the miss.
 
64′
GREAT SAVE! Ronaldo slides Higuain through on goal with a deft pass with the outside of his right boot, but Ricardo made himself big and throws up an arm to block Higuain's strike.
 
63′
Substitution Damià Oier
 
62′
Punyal sends a wild half volley miles wide after Carvalho's poor clearance landed perfectly for the strike.
 
59′
Juanfran has been an intermittent threat for Osasuna. He finds some space down the left but completely mishits his cross and it sails behind for a goal kick.
 
58′
Ozil almost releases Ronaldo with an angled pass, but the tricky German winger tries to bend the ball with the outside of his left boot and overhits the pass, which runs through to Ricardo.
 
56′
Marcelo's is sent scampering down the left by Ronaldo's clever backheel and crosses but Flano wins the aerial duel and heads to safety.
 
54′
Osasuna are awarded a free-kick for a Ronaldo handball. Ronaldo is cautioned.
 
53′
Yellow Card C. Ronaldo
 
50′
Jose Mourinho's half-time team talk seems to have done the trick as Real Madrid have come flying out of the blocks in the second half.
 
48′
GOAL! CARVALHO! The central defender side foots into an empty net after Ronaldo prodded the ball into his path. Ronaldo should have scored when he met Ozil's centre right in front of goal, but Ricardo got down to save. The ball broke to back to Ronaldo, who pushed the ball wide for Carvalho to score. 1-0!
 
47′
Goal Ricardo Carvalho
 
46′
Ozil sends a looping header over the crossbar after making a darting run to get on the end of Ronaldo's inswinging cross from wide on the left. Ozil is not renowned for his heading and never looked like scoring.
 
46′
The second half begins! Jose Mourinho will be determined to win his first home league match as Real Madrid manager and will have had stern words with his new team at half-time, so hold on tight as we may be in for an eventful second half.
 
45′ +2
The referee blows his whistle for half-time and is greeted by a chorus of jeers and whistles by a frustrated home support. Join us at 21.00 CET for the second half and to find out if Jose Mourinho's side can break down Osasuna's stubborn defence.
 
45′
Aranda and Marcelo get involved in a shoving match and Aranda receives a caution for his part.
 
44′
Yellow Card Carlos Aranda
 
43′
Marcelo strides forward from left-back and takes a few touches before dragging a shot wide of Ricardo's left-hand post.
 
42′
Osasuna finally provide an attacking threat. Juanfran ghosts past Xabi Alonso and send s low cross to the penalty spot which everyone misses, but Pepe is on hand to mop up the danger.
 
40′
SO NEAR! Ozil picks out Higuain with low cross. The Argentinian knocks the ball around Ricardo but fires into the side betting from an acute angle.
 
38′
Real Madrid try a different tact as Xabi Alonso tries a low, inswing corner. Osasuna clear but only as far as Ozil who drills a centre right on to the head of compatriot Khedira, who fails to connect properly and the ball glances wide of the upright.
 
36′
Segio Ramos rises highest to meet Ozil's outswinging corner, but the Spain international heads over the bar from around the penalty spot.
 
34′
Real Madrid are starting to look a little frustrated at their inability to break down Osasuna's stubborn resistance. Ronaldo tries to create something with a clipped pass over the top for Benzema, but Flano hooks the ball to safety.
 
32′
Benzema is tripped by Monreal and holds his right ankle while grimacing in pain. It does not look like a serious injury, however, as he quickly gets up and gets on with the game.
 
30′
Ronaldo has a free-kick wide in the left but blazes his effort high and wide. It was an ambitious effort as the angle was very much against him.
 
28′
Lolo reads Ronaldo's angled pass and comes across to make a classy interception and prevent Ozil from going through on goal.
 
25′
Nekounam attacks Juanfran's deep free-kick at the back post but fails to direct his header and the ball ends up in the stands - goal kick.
 
24′
Pepe makes a crucial intervention, heading Juanfran's inviting cross over his own crossbar from close range.
 
22′
GREAT SAVE! Ricardo gets down to his left to make a great block to deny Ronaldo. The Portuguese sweeped a low shot towards the bottom right hand corner from just inside the box after Ozil had presented him with the chance with an intelligent pass.
 
20′
It's all Real Madrid here. Ronaldo is the latest player to have shot on goal but he totally miscues his volley and it trundles well wide.
 
19′
Yellow Card Patxi Puñal
 
18′
GREAT CHANCE! Higuain volleys wide from close range after Benzema picked him out with a fantastic cross to the back post. The Argentinian striker killed the ball with his first touch, but blazed wide. He should have scored.
 
15′
Benzema finds space wide on the right but his low cross is easily caught by Osasuna goalkeeper Ricardo.For all RealMadrid's dominance this is the first real test for the experienced goalkeeper.
 
12′
Ronaldo's header from a Xabi Alonso corner is deflected wide for another corner, which comes to nothing.
 
11′
Khedira is fouled by Nekounam, who appears to have received a face knock in the process.
 
8′
Ozil is fouled deep inside the Osasuna half, but Sergio Ramos's cross from out on the right is cleared to safety.
 
6′
Ronaldo really seems in the mood this evening and tries yet another backheel pass, this time to Gonzalo Higuain, but the ball runs out of play for a goal kick.
 
4′
Ronaldo tries another flick, but this one does not come off and gifts possession to Osasuna.
 
2′
Ronaldo gets the fans off their seats with a few earlier tricks and flicks on the left hand side.
 
1′
Kick-off!
 
 
Hello and welcome to Goal.com's live coverage of tonight's game between Real Madrid and Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu. Both sides will be looking to improve on a poor opening weekend in which they both drew 0-0 in matches they would have expected to win. However, the pressure is all on Jose Mourinho's men here. They will be looking to capitalise on Barcelona's surprise 2-0 defeat at home to Hercules. The game is about to kick-off, so stay tuned to find out if they do..
 
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
26 4
Messi Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0