Spanish La Liga
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Real Madrid 5-2 Osasuna

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo had not played since suffering a knee injury during the Euro 2016 final

Cristiano Ronaldo took six minutes to score on his comeback as Real Madrid beat Osasuna to keep up a 100-per-cent La Liga start.

Ronaldo, back from a knee injury picked up with Portugal during the Euro 2016 final, tapped in Gareth Bale's cross.

Danilo drove in a second just after Unai Garcia hit the bar for Osasuna.

Sergio Ramos and Pepe both headed in Toni Kroos corners, and Luka Modric bent in a fifth, before Oriol Riera and David Garcia pulled two goals back.

The visitors - who also had a penalty saved as Kiko Casilla denied Roberto Torres - finished with 10 men as full-back Tano Bonnin was shown a second yellow card for pulling back Nacho.

Ronaldo eases back to action

Real Madrid's main man scored 35 goals in 36 La Liga games last season as they finished runners-up to Barcelona.

His return from injury has come at a very good time for his club, as they prepare to begin the defence of their Champions League title with their opening group game against his former club Sporting Lisbon at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.

In many ways, this was the perfect match for the Portugal captain to make his return, against an Osasuna side struggling to adjust to La Liga after winning promotion via last season's play-offs.

Danilo
Danilo drove in Real's second after Ronaldo had been involved in the build-up

Having scored early, Ronaldo also played a part in the second goal; his lob towards Alvaro Morata was pushed out by keeper Nauzet, running loose for Danilo to drill the ball through the crowd and into the net.

In between those two moments, there was a classy backheeled flick to set Mateo Kovacic away down the left for a break that came to nothing, and an attempted volleyed lob that landed on the roof of Nauzet's net.

Real's 15th successive La Liga victory - a run stretching back to the start of March - was wrapped up in little more than an hour as they ended the day top of the table after Barcelona's surprise home defeat to Alaves. Las Palmas, the morning leaders, lost 2-1 at Sevilla.

Ronaldo, still not back to full fitness, was replaced after 66 minutes to a standing ovation. Real boss Zinedine Zidane will hope to see the forward's season pick up speed.

Zidane's side, 5-0 up by the 62nd minute, rather took their foot off the pedal after that, although substitute Karim Benzema hit the bar and the post in the final moments.

Atletico find their form

Real's neighbours Atletico Madrid, third in La Liga last season, finally showed signs of their best form, scoring a thumping 4-0 win at Celta Vigo.

Diego Simeone's side had drawn their opening two matches against promoted clubs Alaves and Legranes, but were comfortable victors this time as Antoine Griezmann scored twice after Koke's opener, with Angel Correa adding a late fourth.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 13Casilla
  • 23DaniloBooked at 69mins
  • 3Pepe
  • 4RamosBooked at 72mins
  • 6Nacho
  • 19ModricSubstituted forAsensioat 63'minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 16Kovacic
  • 11BaleSubstituted forVázquezat 74'minutes
  • 21Morata
  • 7RonaldoSubstituted forBenzemaat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Carvajal
  • 5Varane
  • 9Benzema
  • 17Vázquez
  • 18Mariano
  • 20Asensio
  • 25Yáñez

Osasuna

  • 13Pérez González
  • 3Bonnin VásquezBooked at 79mins
  • 5García
  • 4FlañoBooked at 17mins
  • 15GarcíaBooked at 32mins
  • 16Fuentes Hernández
  • 20de las Cuevas BarberáSubstituted forTorresat 71'minutes
  • 14Tienza Núñez
  • 6Sanjurjo Maté
  • 12RiviereSubstituted forRieraat 61'minutes
  • 19KodroSubstituted forRomeroat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fernández
  • 7León Limones
  • 9Riera
  • 10Torres
  • 17Romero
  • 18Mérida Pérez
  • 21Clerc Martínez
Referee:
David José Fernández Borbalán
Attendance:
64,275

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamOsasuna
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home25
Away10
Shots on Target
Home11
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 5, Osasuna 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 5, Osasuna 2.

Attempt missed. Pepe (Real Madrid) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Fuentes.

Attempt blocked. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jaime Romero (Osasuna).

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Fuentes.

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) hits the right post with a with an attempt from the centre of the box. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez with a cross.

Attempt missed. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danilo.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Real Madrid).

Attempt missed. Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

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

Foul by Oier (Osasuna).

Foul by Nacho (Real Madrid).

Roberto Torres (Osasuna) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

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

Foul by Oriol Riera (Osasuna).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Tano (Osasuna) for a bad foul.

Nacho (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tano (Osasuna).

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 5, Osasuna 2. David García (Osasuna) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jaime Romero with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Osasuna. Conceded by Danilo.

Offside, Real Madrid. Toni Kroos tries a through ball, but Álvaro Morata is caught offside.

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Nacho.

Booking

Tano (Osasuna) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nacho (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tano (Osasuna).

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Lucas Vázquez replaces Gareth Bale.

Foul by Pepe (Real Madrid).

Oier (Osasuna) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Penalty saved! Roberto Torres (Osasuna) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Osasuna. Jaime Romero draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Jaime Romero (Osasuna) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Fausto.

Substitution

Substitution, Osasuna. Roberto Torres replaces De las Cuevas.

Foul by Marco Asensio (Real Madrid).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 10th September 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid330010379
2Sevilla32108537
3Las Palmas320110556
4Barcelona32018446
5Atl Madrid31205145
6Villarreal31203125
7Alavés31203215
8Sporting Gijón21102114
9Dep La Coruña21102114
10Leganés21101014
11Real Sociedad311134-14
12Eibar21012203
13Espanyol302179-22
14Malaga302135-22
15Granada201126-41
16Real Betis201126-41
17Osasuna301238-51
18Ath Bilbao200213-20
19Valencia200225-30
20Celta Vigo300317-60
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