Real Madrid crosses the Osasuna trap and narrows the gap with Barcelona

Goals: Osasuna – Real Madrid – Played on 02/18/ 2023

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Real Madrid achieved a valuable victory (2-0) during the Osasuna match, this evening, Saturday, in the 22nd round of La Liga, at the “El Sadar” stadium in Pamplona.

Real Madrid goals were scored by Fede Valverde and Marco Asensio in the 78th minute (90 + 2).

With this victory, Real Madrid raised its tally to 51 points in the runners-up of the La Liga table and temporarily narrowed the difference to 5 points with leaders Barcelona.

Osasuna’s balance frozen at 30 points in tenth place.

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The match began with Real Madrid’s control and possession of the ball, with the hosts retreating to Osasuna in their area.

The first threat in the match came in the 10th minute, as Real Madrid striker Vinicius Junior took advantage of a fatal mistake from Moncayola and singled out goalkeeper Herrera, who brilliantly blocked the Brazilian’s shot.

Bodemir, the Osasuna player, received a cross ball inside the area, but he shot wide of Courtois’ goal in the 15th minute.

Fede Valverde hit a powerful ball from outside the penalty area, but it passed over goalkeeper Sergio Herrera.

Camavinga passed a ball with the heel of the foot towards Vinicius Junior, who did not hit with the required force and missed the opportunity to advance to Real Madrid in the 33rd minute.

Bodemir, the Osasuna player, almost snatched the lead in the 43rd minute, with a shot that passed by the left post of Thibaut Courtois.

The first half ended in a goalless draw.

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Brazilian Rodrigo’s touches appeared for the first time in the match at the start of the second half, after a clear absence in the first half, with a 47-minute shot that passed over the horizontal bar of Osasuna’s goal.

Rodriger scored the first goal for Real Madrid in the 52nd minute, but the referee ruled it out for offside.

Bodemir, the Osasuna striker, tried to threaten the Merengue goal, with a heel shot from inside the penalty area, but Courtois grabbed it easily in the 53rd minute.

Gomez, the Osasuna player, fired a missile from inside the area, which hit the post in the 62nd minute.

Vinicius Junior almost scored the lead goal in the 74th minute, after he took advantage of a catastrophic mistake from David Garcia, an Osasuna defender, and cut the ball to separate the goalkeeper, who shone in blocking his shot.

Fede Valverde succeeded in scoring the lead goal for Real Madrid in the 78th minute, as he received a cross from his colleague Vinicius Junior inside the penalty area, and hit directly below the left of goalkeeper Herrera.

Vinicius Junior added Real Madrid’s second goal in the 89th minute, as he received a cross ball inside the penalty area from his colleague Alvaro Rodriguez, where he received the ball to separate the goalkeeper and hit his lower right, but the match referee canceled it for offside.

Real Madrid did not give up, as Marco Asensio added the second goal in the 92nd minute, as he received a ball from Alvaro Rodriguez and hit it between the feet of goalkeeper Sergio Herrera.

The match ended with Meringue winning 3 valuable points, in the struggle for the La Liga title.

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