Benzema smashed his spot-kick against the crossbar in the 80th minute as Real failed to continue their winning start to the defence of their title.
Vinicius Junior gave the hosts the lead before Kike Garcia equalised.
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Osasuna were reduced to 10 men when David Garcia was sent off for a foul on Benzema which led to the penalty.
Real Madrid 1-1 Osasuna: LaLiga champions drop their first points of the campaign as the visitors hold on to Kike Garcia’s second-half equaliser late on with 10 men
- Real Madrid slipped to second in LaLiga after enduring a 1-1 draw with Osasuna
- Carlo Ancelotti’s side took the lead through Vinicius Jr shortly before half-time
- Kike Garcia equalised in the 50th minute before Osasuna held on for the point
- Barcelona climbed to first in the league moving above Madrid on goal difference
Real Madrid lost their 100 per cent record to Osasuna,
and top spot in La Liga, to Barcelona,
as former Middlesbrough forward Kike Garcia’s header cancelled out Vinicius’ first half goal.
Karim Benzema could have won it for Madrid from the penalty spot after David Garcia pushed him in the back inside the area but the Frenchman’s
Sergio Herrera curse struck again.
The Osasuna keeper saved two Benzema spot-kicks last season and this time he watched as he penalty crashed off the crossbar.
Real Madrid’s perfect start to the LaLiga
Los Blancos entered the match a perfect seven for seven so far in league play,
and with Karim Benzema back in the fold after an injury layoff,
all signs pointed to another three points at home.
the Frenchman’s return was ruined by a late penalty
miss after Vinicius and Kike Garcia got their names on the scoresheet.
The first real chance fell to Benzema after 38 minutes. Vinicius found the French striker after a great run,
but he sent his volley inches wide of the mark.
Minutes later Real Madrid took the lead in fortuitous fashion.
Vinicius fired a rather tame cross in from the left that seemed to catch Sergio Herrera off guard.
By the time the Osasuna goalkeeper could react it was too late,
and the ball found its way into the far bottom corner.
Osasuna didn’t let the setback ruin their afternoon and found an equalizer just six minutes after the restart.
Kike got his head onto Unai Garcia’s fantastic cross,
with the ball looping over Andriy Lunin and into the back of the net.
It was very nearly 2-1 for the away side minutes later when Moi Gomez made his way down the right.
His cut back pass found Kike again,
but his first-time strike whistled just wide of the far post.
Osasuna’s hopes of leaving the Bernabeu
were dealt a serious blow in the 75th minute when David Garcia took down Benzema in the penalty area.
Karim Benzema missed a penalty as Real Madrid were frustrated by a ten man Osasuna at Santiago Bernabeu.
The visitors took a shock lead in the first half before Vinicius Junior hit back for Real Madrid.
but hammered the ball off the crossbar – missing his third consecutive penalty kick against Osasuna goalkeeper Sergio Herrera.
Real Madrid dominated possession early in the game,
with Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy’s overlapping runs causing problems for the Osasuna backline,
but it was actually the visitors who’d create the first real chance of the game. That chance would fall to Nacho Vidal who,
finding himself completely unmarked
and in acres of space on the right of the penalty area, was unable to direct a subsequent volleyed effort anywhere near the goal.
It was a much,
much better chance than his shot made it look.
Los Blancos pushed forward 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 nearly turned into a goal on the half hour mark.