Video: Osasuna 1 – 3 Real Madrid [La Liga Highlights]
Second-half goals from Isco and Lucas Vazquez spared Real Madrid’s blushes as they were pushed all the way by a spirited Osasuna side before securing a 3-1 LaLiga win on Saturday.
Zinedine Zidane’s men found themselves under a little pressure after Barcelona’s 6-0 obliteration of Alaves put the Catalans temporarily top, but Madrid – who still have two games in hand – did just about enough at El Sadar despite at times looking less sharp in attack than their rock-bottom hosts.
The first half was overshadowed by Osasuna right-back Tano fracturing the tibia and fibula of his right leg in a collision with Isco, and Madrid capitalised on the hosts’ subsequent shock by taking the lead through Cristiano Ronaldo.
But Osasuna’s response was magnificent, as they became a threat with their pace in attack and showed no evidence of being bottom of the table, deservedly levelling through a lovely Sergio Leon effort.
Osasuna continued to look dangerous going forward and they caused Madrid problems early in the second half, but their inability to regularly test Keylor Navas after the break was exploited by Madrid – Isco finding the net with a clinical finish in the 62nd minute.