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June 1, 2013 4:00 PM BST
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ Miguel Pérez‎
Attendance:‬ 55000‎
 

Real Madrid-Osasuna Preview: Los Merengues eye winning end to Mourinho era

The Portuguese coach will bring his three-year reign at the Santiago Bernabeu to a close on Saturday

By Karthick Arvinth

José Mourinho, Real Madrid
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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo could miss the home encounter against Osasuna as he continues to manage a back problem.

Raphael Varane (knee) and Sami Khedira (suspension) are both sidelined, while Pepe, Xabi Alonso and Kaka are all doubts.

However, goalkeeper Iker Casillas and defenders Sergio Ramos and Fabio Coentrao should be available after missing the 3-3 draw at Real Sociedad through injury.

Osasuna defender Damia is suspended after picking up his 15th booking of the season in the win over Sevilla but midfielder Nano is available after serving a one-match ban.

Lolo, Miguel Flano, Sisi, Anthony Annan and Nino are all out injured for the visitors, who have already secured their top-flight status for next season.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Real Madrid are on a 10-match winning run at home in La Liga.
  • Los Blancos have kept a clean sheet in just one of their last eight matches in all competitions.
  • Gonzalo Higuain (pictured, right) has scored three goals in his last two appearances against Osasuna.
  • Osasuna have only won two of their last eight matches in La Liga (W2, D2, L4).
  • The Pamplona club have lost four of their last five meetings with Real Madrid.
  • Osasuna’s last away win over Madrid came in April 2004.


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Available Squads
13Jesús FernándezGoalkeeper
2Ricardo CarvalhoDefender
17ArbeloaDefender
33Raúl Albiol Defender
11Mesut ÖzilMidfielder
-Michael EssienMidfielder
19Luka ModricMidfielder
22Ángel Di MaríaMidfielder
9Karim BenzemaStriker
9Gonzalo HiguaínStriker
7José Callejón Striker
1AdànGoalkeeper
18Nacho FernándezDefender
-FabinhoDefender
2LlorenteDefender
5Omar MascarellMidfielder
21MorataStriker
1Asier RiesgoGoalkeeper
-RubénDefender
15OierDefender
11NanoDefender
-Unai LugeaDefender
9ArmenterosMidfielder
16Álvaro CejudoMidfielder
20F. SilvaMidfielder
21Roberto TorresMidfielder
33TimorMidfielder
9Joseba LlorenteStriker
-RicardoGoalkeeper
8De las CuevasMidfielder
-Maikel Mesa PiñeroMidfielder
9Kike SolaStriker
18Manuel OnwuStriker
Players to Watch
Gonzalo Higuaín
Gonzalo Higuaín
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 9
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Argentina striker looks set to be on the way out of the Santiago Bernabeu following a mixed season, with Serie A champions Juventus touted as the most likely destination. Higuain will look to add to his 15 Liga goals for the season and end his six-year stint in Madrid with a final flourish.
Kike Sola
Kike Sola
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 9
Games Goals YC RC
5 1 0 0
The 27-year-old striker is Osasuna’s leading scorer in La Liga with nine goals but has not found the net since late-March. Sola will look to rediscover his scoring touch and lead his side to a famous win at the Bernabeu.
Prediction
Osasuna’s win over Sevilla made this match a dead rubber, but the home side will have been irked by their 3-3 draw against Real Sociedad last weekend and will want to end the season on a positive note.
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