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Karim Benzema missed a penalty as Actual Madrid had been pissed off by a ten man Osasuna at Santiago Bernabeu.

The guests took a shock lead within the first half earlier than Vinicius Junior hit again for Actual Madrid. Benzema was then gifted a wonderful probability to win the sport for his facet, however hammered the ball off the crossbar – lacking his third consecutive penalty kick in opposition to Osasuna goalkeeper Sergio Herrera.

Actual Madrid dominated possession early within the sport, with Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy’s overlapping runs inflicting issues for the Osasuna backline, but it surely was truly the guests who’d create the primary actual probability of the sport. That probability would fall to Nacho Vidal who, discovering himself utterly unmarked and in acres of house on the suitable of the penalty space, was unable to direct a subsequent volleyed effort anyplace close to the purpose.

It was a a lot, significantly better probability than his shot made it look.

Los Blancos pushed ahead thereafter, getting the ball to Vinicius Junior with ever-increasing frequency. And the Brazilian would win a free-kick on the left flank which very almost was a purpose on the half hour mark.

Toni Kroos whipped a harmful ball into the field which was met by Antonio Rudiger who, moderately disappointingly, ballooned his free header on purpose means, means, means vast of the publish. File below ‘higher probability the participant made it look’ alongside Vidal’s volley.

Whereas Actual Madrid had been urgent into the ultimate third, gaps had been showing of their defensive third – gaps which Osasuna so almost exploited with a fast counter attacking following a Los Blancos’ nook kick. The guests steamed ahead, working the ball properly up the park, and discovering Abde Ezzalzouli on the suitable of the penalty space. The ex-Barcelona man’s effort on purpose nevertheless span simply vast of the left publish.

Osasuna had been made to pay for lacking that probability within the forty second minute when Vinicius Junior lastly broke the impasse. The ahead’s whipped cross from the left flank went proper the way in which by means of, previous Benzema and Rudiger, and into the underside nook of the web.

The guests weren’t to be deterred by that concession and within the fiftieth minute they grabbed an equaliser. The purpose got here from Kike Garcia, who flicked an Unai Garcia cross over Andriy Lunin and into the again of the web.

Rodrygo would spurn an honest probability to re-take the lead 10 minutes later, firing over the crossbar after being performed by means of on purpose by Benzema.

After a irritating quarter-hour by which Osasuna defended properly, Actual Madrid had been gifted an opportunity to go forward after Benzema was pushed over within the penalty space by David Garcia – who acquired a pink card for the foul. Up stepped Benzema to take the ensuing spot kick and he, moderately shockingly, cannoned the ball off the crossbar as a substitute of into the again of the web.

A minute later Benzema did have the ball at the back of the web, however he was adjudged to have been offside when he latched onto the ball int he penalty space.

The final probability of the sport would fall to substitute Mariano Diaz, who headed an awesome Federico Valverde cross simply over the bar.

GK – Andriy Lunin – 4/10 – May do nothing in regards to the purpose.

RB – Dani Carvajal – 5/10 – First rate going ahead, primarily within the first half.

CB – Antonio Rudiger – 5/10 – Missed an honest probability within the first half. Not fairly on the identical wavelength as Alaba but.

CB – David Alaba – 5/10 – Caught out a number of instances defensively, notably on the counter assault.

LB – Ferland Mendy – 6/10 – A strong outing for the French worldwide.

CM – Dani Ceballos – 3/10 – Quiet and rightfully subbed off.

CM – Aurelien Tchouameni – 4/10 – Barely sloppy on the ball at instances. Not his best outing.

CM – Toni Kroos – 6/10 – Switched play brilliantly all night.

RW – Rodrygo – 6/10 – Missed an honest probability on the hour mark. Way more concerned within the second half than he was within the first.

ST – Karim Benzema – 2/10 – He missed his third penalty in a row in opposition to Sergio Herrera.

LW – Vinicius Junior – 7/10 – As per, Actual Madrid’s liveliest inventive outlet. Scored the opener

SUB – Eduardo Camavinga – 5/10 –
A lot better than Tchouameni when he got here on.

SUB – Federico Valverde – 6/10 – Added some a lot wanted impetus.

SUB – Marco Asensio – N/A.

SUB – Eder Militao – N/A.

SUB – Mariano Diaz – 4/10 – Spurned a superb probability late on.

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