Real Madrid - Osasuna

Real Madrid v Osasuna: Unbeaten LaLiga pair go head-to-head

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News | 25/09/2019

The Whites go in search of a third league win on the bounce (9pm CET).
Real Madrid will be aiming to build on the positive vibes from Sunday's trip to the Sánchez Pizjuán and record a third LaLiga win on the spin in their meeting with Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabéu (9pm CET). Zinedine Zidane's charges welcome the Navarrans for a contest between two of the three teams who are yet to have tasted defeat so far this LaLiga campaign. Maximim points tonight would see the madridistas head into Saturday's derby as one of the division's frontrunners.

Madrid have claimed three wins and two draws since the start of the season. The side's most recent outings were the 3-2 home success against Levante and the 1-0 away win over Sevilla. Karim Benzema played a key role in both games, with the French hitman having enjoyed a tremendous start to the campaign with a return of five goals in as many games.

Following Sunday night's game, Zidane has had just two training sessions to ready his troops for the visit of Osauna. In the final workout before this game he had a full squad at his disposal, barring Marco Asensio, Ferland Mendy amd Marcelo. "If we're to get the three points against Osasuna we'll need to put in a good performance and show the same intensity, attitude and desire", commented the madridista boss in the build-up.

The opposition
Osasuna return to the Bernabéu three years on from their last visit (a 5-2 defeat on Matchday 3 of the 2016/17 Liga campaign). Jagoba Arrasate's men have made a strong start to the season on their return to the top flight. Following last Friday's 0-0 stalemate against Betis, they have one win (against Leganés) and four draws (Éibar, Barcelona, Valladolid and Betis) to their name. This encounter sees two of the league's unbeaten sides do battle at the Bernabéu three days ahead of the derby.