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All square at the Bernabéu

MATCH REPORT. 02/10/2022. Alberto Navarro. Photographer: Helios de la Rubia, Antonio Villalba and Víctor Carretero

Vini Jr. gave put Real Madrid ahead in the first half, Osasuna drew level in the second and Benzema had a chance to make it 2-1 from the penalty spot, but his effort struck the crossbar.

Still unbeaten this season, Real Madrid were left frustrated by Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabéu. Vini Jr. put our team in front in the closing stages of the first half but the visitors levelled at the start of the second half. Benzema crashed a penalty against the crossbar in the 80th minute that would have given Madrid the win.

A dominant start from Ancelotti's side against an Osasuna team that was very well organised and gave away few chances in the opening half. The first opportunity came on the half-hour mark when Vini Jr.'s shot was saved by Herrera. Four minutes later, Abde's shot across goal from inside the area went wide. 

Vini Jr.'s goal
Real Madrid pushed forward in search of the opening goal and came close in the 37th minute thanks to a magnificent counter-attack started by Vini Jr., who picked out Benzema with the outside of his boot. The Frenchman looked to volley home whilst on the move but was just inches wide of the target. The deadlock was broken in the 43rd minute when Vini Jr.'s cross took Herrera by surprise.

Video.1-1:All square at the Bernabéu

The second half couldn’t have got off to a worse start, as Osasuna levelled on 50 minutes when Kike García’s header found the back of the net. Ancelotti brought on Valverde and Camavinga and Madrid had another fine chance to go back in front with 61 minutes gone. Benzema threaded a pass through for Rodrygo, who blasted over when one on one with Herrera. The Brazilian was at the centre of the action once again five minutes later, his long-range drive forcing the visiting goalkeeper into a fantastic save. Our team continued pushing on in search of the winner, which could have materialised on 80’.

Benzema was bundled over in the box by David García and following a VAR review, Cuadra Fernández pointed to the spot and gave the defender his marching orders. The captain stepped up from 12 yards but his penalty cashed back off the crossbar. Ancelotti’s team kept going and Vini Jr.’s vicious effort from the edge of the box in the 87th minute was repelled by the superb Herrera, before Mariano headed over in added time.

Another goal from Vini Jr.

The Brazilian is Real Madrid's top scorer and was on target again against Osasuna. He has now scored in 5 of the last 6 games in LaLiga.




The referee

Cuadra Fernández (Balearic Islands), assisted by Barbero Sevilla and Tresaco Escabosa. Bestard Servera was the fourth official and Estrada Fernández (Catalunya) was the video assistant referee.