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Osasuna 2-2 Real Madrid

Real Madrid

Real Madrid fought back from 2-0 down with 10 men to rescue a point in a thrilling 2-2 draw at lowly Osasuna.

Two headers from Oriol Riera put the hosts in command before Real defender Sergio Ramos was sent off before half-time for two bookable offences.

Isco halved the deficit moments after Ramos' dismissal to give Madrid hope.

Osasuna also played the final 12 minutes with 10 men after Francisco Silva was sent off before Pepe headed in the equaliser.

But Saturday's draw saw Carlo Ancelotti's team, who are third behind leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, drop more points in the title race.

They are five points adrift of arch rivals Barca, who won 2-1 against visitors Villarreal.

Madrid have now only won once in their last six visits to Pamplona, but having scored 24 goals in their previous five league games, they started the game confidently.

Cristiano Ronaldo dragged an early shot wide before the hosts went ahead with virtually their first attack of the game.

Marc Bertran's excellent in-swinging cross was met by the unmarked Riera at the back post.

The Osasuna striker doubled their advantage six minutes before half-time by nodding into an empty net after a fine save from Real goalkeeper Diego Lopez.

Ramos was sent off for the 18th time in his Madrid career after clashing with Osasuna midfielder Roberto Torres, but his team pulled a goal back when Isco blasted into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

As his side toiled after the break, Ancelotti decided to withdraw Gareth Bale before the hour mark as Argentina winger Angel di Maria replaced the Welshman.

Osasuna were also reduced to 10 men when Silva dived in on Ronaldo and was rightly shown his second yellow card of the match.

And his team were punished from the resulting free-kick as Pepe climbed highest to power Isco's cross into the bottom corner.

Line-ups

Osasuna

  • 13Fernández
  • 2Bertrán
  • 24DamiáBooked at 35mins
  • 20SilvaBooked at 79mins
  • 14ArribasBooked at 11mins
  • 22Loties
  • 16CejudoBooked at 26mins
  • 5Ortiz Toribio
  • 19Riera MagemSubstituted forOmwuat 86'minutes
  • 21TorresBooked at 45minsSubstituted forSanjurjo Matéat 76'minutes
  • 9ArmenterosSubstituted forLoeat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Riesgo
  • 3Oriol
  • 4Flaño
  • 15Sanjurjo Maté
  • 18Omwu
  • 23Loe
  • 31García Maurin

Real Madrid

  • 25López
  • 15Carvajal
  • 12Marcelo
  • 19ModricSubstituted forNachoat 65'minutes
  • 3PepeBooked at 20mins
  • 4RamosBooked at 44mins
  • 11BaleSubstituted forDi Maríaat 55'minutes
  • 14Alonso
  • 9Benzema
  • 23IscoSubstituted forRodríguez Ruizat 84'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 1Casillas
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 18Nacho
  • 20Rodríguez Ruiz
  • 21Morata
  • 22Di María
  • 24Illarramendi
Referee:
Carlos Clos Gómez
Attendance:
14,863

Match Stats

Home TeamOsasunaAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home11
Away17
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Osasuna 2, Real Madrid 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Osasuna 2, Real Madrid 2.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Raoul Loe (Osasuna).

  4. Post update

    Foul by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Marc Bertrán.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcelo.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is too high.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Osasuna. Manuel Omwu replaces Oriol Riera.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lolo (Osasuna) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Jesé replaces Isco.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Real Madrid. Xabi Alonso tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 14th December 2013

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