Spanish La Liga
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Real Madrid 4-0 Osasuna

Cristiano Ronaldo scores to put Real Madrid ahead against Osasuna

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two spectacular goals as Real Madrid swept aside Osasuna to move three points behind La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.

Ronaldo opened the scoring with an unstoppable 25-yard shot before doubling the lead with an equally special finish from the same distance.

Headers by Sergio Ramos and substitute Daniel Carvajal sealed the points.

Real, who move up to second in the table, have won their last four league games, scoring 17 without conceding.

This was every bit as emphatic as the score suggests, with Carlo Ancelotti's team hitting form at the right time.

After losing back-to-back league games last month for the first time in five years, Real have bounced back to take 12 points from the last four games.

However they still need Atletico to slip up twice in their final four games - because of their head-to-head record against their city rivals - including the final-day trip to fellow title contenders Barcelona.

Los Blancos head to Germany to face Bayern Munich, who they lead 1-0 from the first leg, on Tuesday still on course for a domestic and European treble.

They are 90 minutes away from a first Champions League final for 12 years and, with four games remaining, are still fighting for their first La Liga title since 2011-12.

Real paraded the Copa del Rey, which they won earlier this month after beating Barcelona, ahead of kick-off before showing their fans that they are determined to add more silverware to the Bernabeu trophy cabinet.

La Liga title run-in
Atletico MadridReal MadridBarcelona
27 AprilValencia (A)Villarreal (A)
3-4 MayLevante (A)Valencia (H)Getafe (H)
7 MayValladolid (A)
10-11 MayMalaga (H)Celta Vigo (A)Elche (A)
18 MayBarcelona (A)Espanyol (H)Atl. Madrid (H)

With the trip to Munich very much on Ancelotti's mind, Gareth Bale was rested after his recent bout of flu while striker Karim Benzema was on the bench.

Yet neither were missed as Ronaldo set the tone with two sublime goals that pushed Osasuna closer to relegation.

The 29-year-old showed brilliant vision to open the scoring in the sixth minute with a delightful shot from outside the area that dipped and curled before hitting the net.

Ronaldo teased and tormented the Osasuna defence before making it 2-0 with a similar finish in the 53rd minute, his shot too powerful for the keeper to stop.

Defender Ramos was well placed to direct Angel Di Maria's inviting cross into the visitors area over the line to make it 3-0 on the hour mark.

Osasuna's painful night was complete when Carvajal swooped to nod Isco's cross home.

Real Madrid held a minute's silence before their game with Osasuna following the death of former Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova
Real Madrid's players had a minute's silence following the death of former Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova

It could have been more against an Osasuna side that is three points above the relegation zone with three games remaining.

Ramos, before he scored, and Raphael Varane were guilty of missing good chances, while Marcelo and Luka Modric also went close.

Real still require Atletico to drop points if they are to be crowned champions of Spain for the 33rd time.

But they are in formidable form as the season reaches a thrilling climax.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 25López
  • 18Nacho
  • 12Marcelo
  • 24Illarramendi
  • 2Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 19ModricSubstituted forAlonsoat 67'minutes
  • 23Isco
  • 21Morata
  • 22Di MaríaSubstituted forCarvajalat 74'minutes
  • 7RonaldoSubstituted forCasemiroat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Casillas
  • 3Pepe
  • 5Fábio Coentrão
  • 9Benzema
  • 14Alonso
  • 15Carvajal
  • 16Casemiro

Osasuna

  • 13Fernández
  • 24Damiá
  • 3Oriol
  • 23LoeSubstituted forSanjurjo Matéat 59'minutes
  • 14Arribas
  • 4Flaño
  • 16Cejudo
  • 10Puñal
  • 19Riera MagemSubstituted forAcuñaat 64'minutes
  • 8de las Cuevas
  • 9ArmenterosSubstituted forLobatoat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Riesgo
  • 2Bertrán
  • 7Acuña
  • 15Sanjurjo Maté
  • 17Lobato
  • 18Omwu
  • 22Loties
Referee:
Fernando Teixeira Vitienes
Attendance:
68,930

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamOsasuna
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home10
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 4, Osasuna 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 4, Osasuna 0.

Foul by Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid).

Miguel Flaño (Osasuna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcelo (Real Madrid).

Álvaro Cejudo (Osasuna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Alejandro Arribas (Osasuna) because of an injury.

Foul by Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid).

Alejandro Arribas (Osasuna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 4, Osasuna 0. Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Isco with a through ball.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Javier Acuña (Osasuna) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Damiá (Osasuna) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Francisco Puñal with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Osasuna. Conceded by Nacho.

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

Joan Oriol (Osasuna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Osasuna. Cristian Lobato replaces Emiliano Armenteros because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Emiliano Armenteros (Osasuna) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Nacho (Real Madrid) header from very close range is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Xabi Alonso with a cross.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Alejandro Arribas.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Daniel Carvajal replaces Ángel Di María.

Corner, Osasuna. Conceded by Nacho.

Attempt saved. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

Damiá (Osasuna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Osasuna. Conceded by Asier Illarramendi.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Xabi Alonso replaces Luka Modric.

Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

Alejandro Arribas (Osasuna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Asier Illarramendi.

Substitution

Substitution, Osasuna. Javier Acuña replaces Oriol Riera.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Casemiro replaces Cristiano Ronaldo.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 3, Osasuna 0. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Osasuna. Oier replaces Raoul Loe because of an injury.

Nacho (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emiliano Armenteros (Osasuna).

Attempt blocked. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Asier Illarramendi.

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