Real Madrid won easily on home soil against Osasuna (4-0). A win that allows them to retain control of the championship and allow the players to go into the break with peace of mind.
In this match on Saturday afternoon, Real Madrid could expect a complex confrontation against Osasuna, which has taken one point at the Santiago Bernabeu in the last two seasons. But the Pamplona club offered too weak opposition to stand even a chance against the Madrilenians. After winning an important match in Naples in the Champions League, Real Madrid appeared confident of their strength, despite an improved central defence.
Real Madrid singing led by two masters
A combination of owners. It is impossible to better describe the performance of Real Madrid, who took the lead in the 9th minute through Jude Bellingham. And it wasn’t over. Throughout the match, the Merengues had control of the ball and did not need to force three more attempts to deceive the opposition defence. Once again, the main culprits for this disorder are Vinicius and Jude Bellingham.
The previously mentioned man has played his second match as a starter since returning from injury, and if he is not yet at his best, he remains strong enough to influence the result in his team’s favour. Author of the third goal of the match, the Brazilian revealed himself in the minutes to take part in the celebration, launched perfectly in depth by Federico Valverde (65th).
Always looking for a sensation, Real Madrid’s number 7 was unable to overwhelm opposition defenders, but was capable of being decisive like his colleague Jude.
Who would have believed this? Jude Bellingham, current pichichi With eight goals in as many days, a performance that would have you going back to December 2009 to see Cristiano Ronaldo give such an emphatic debut in La Liga. The first is a well-placed crossbar on goal, the second comes after a one-two with Valverde and poor marking by Osasuna players causes the ball to end up between the goalkeeper’s legs.
A little walk in the park where the pace was controlled by Real Madrid’s conductors throughout the match, ending with a fine finish from Joselu, who missed a penalty at the end of the match that could have changed the score Manita, Next time, definitely.
Modric and the Middle Kingdom
Installed and captained for the match, the Croatian magician showed his full technical ability to help his teammates control the match and prevent goals from being conceded. Seeing his performance, the audience would have been convinced that Number 10 is not 38 years old, but at least 10 years younger than that. Present during the creation of the first goal, his defensive interventions and his interceptions were important in the field of truth.
Luka Modric did not disappoint and silenced some of the criticism that called for the player to depart or completely decline this winter. It is not difficult to adjust to Real Madrid in such a midfield.
Apart from Bellingham, who played in the attacking midfielder, Valverde and Camavinga managed the Madrid midfielders perfectly. The Uruguayan continued to impress in the game with two assists following his firecracker run of over 100km/h this week against Naples.
Being present in attack as well as in defence, it is difficult to be as versatile as the native of Montevideo at the moment. Camavinga distinguished himself at defensive level by (only) helping his teammates in central defence, not revealing too much when Osasuna approached the area. In short, a hassle-free afternoon.
Unfortunately, we will have to wait two weeks to see Real Madrid back in the league, who will be letting go almost all of their starting players and who will be hoping that their players have not yet been affected by untimely injuries.