Real Madrid vs Osasuna Final MATCH LIVE Football Score 20 Apr 2022
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Osasuna is going head to head with Real Madrid starting on 20 Apr 2022 at 19:30 UTC at Estadio El Sadar stadium, Pamplona city, Spain. The match is a part of the LaLiga.
Real Madrid will look to take another step closer to the La Liga title on Wednesday, when they take on Osasuna at the Estadio El Sadar. Los Blancos staged an eye-catching turnaround to defeat Sevilla at the weekend, leaving them needing 10 points from their last six games to secure the trophy. After a sequence of commendable mid-table finishes, Osasuna have again enjoyed an impressive season in La Liga, putting themselves in the top half heading into the final run of games. That has largely been down to a recent upturn in form for Jagoba Arrasate’s men, who have now won four of their last six matches
Los Blancos opened up a 15-point gap at the top of the table at the weekend as they came from 2-0 down to beat title rivals Sevilla, with Karim Benzema scoring an injury-time winner. Barcelona also remain 15 points behind Real Madrid and have a game in hand, but it is only a matter of time until Carlo Ancelotti’s men seal the title. Hosts Osasuna, meanwhile, are sitting pretty in ninth and are all-but mathematically safe while also perhaps too far behind to challenge for Europe.That leaves Los Blancos with a healthy lead at the top of the division, and, before their Champions League semi-final tie with Manchester City, they will aim to chip away at the tally of 10 more points that they need to secure a 35th Spanish league title.
After victories over Villarreal and Levante were followed by heavy defeats to Barcelona and Real Betis respectively, Los Rojillos have posted back-to-back wins heading into Wednesday, firstly beating strugglers Alaves 1-0 at home thanks to Ante Budimir’s 92nd-minute goal. Arrasate’s side then travelled to Valencia last time out, and they held out for a 2-1 win after Ezequiel Avila and Budimir had initially put them two goals ahead. Having now leapfrogged Valencia and climbed to ninth spot with that latest victory, Los Rojillos will aim to extend their five-point lead over 11th place to further boost their claim for another top-half finish in the Spanish top flight.
They face a particularly difficult test, though, as Real Madrid make the trip aiming to move closer to bringing the league title back to the Santiago Bernabeu. In what has been a tough league campaign for several of Spain’s strongest sides, Los Blancos have taken advantage and led the division throughout the season under the management of Carlo Ancelotti, amassing 75 points from their 32 games thus far, 15 more than second-placed Barcelona who have two games in hand. The capital outfit were comfortably beaten by Barca in the latest edition of El Clasico in March, suffering a 4-0 thrashing on home turf, but they went on to bounce back with consecutive league wins and a 3-1 away victory over Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-final first leg.
Ancelotti’s side then welcomed the London outfit to Spain for the second leg last week, and, despite the Blues looking set to go through as they took a 3-0 lead on the night, Los Blancos forced their way back, as Rodrygo scored to take the tie to extra time and Karim Benzema hit the winner in the first 15-minute period. Upon their return to domestic action on Sunday, Real Madrid trailed third-placed Sevilla 2-0 at the break, but Rodrygo and Nacho got on the scoresheet to level the game with 10 minutes to go before Benzema again hit the decisive goal, popping up in the 92nd minute.
With Lionel Messi hurt, Barcelona lost their last contest to Athletic Bilbao, 1-0, allowing Real Madrid to creep within three points of the league-leading Catalans. That further tightened the three-team race atop the La Liga table that also includes Atletico Madrid. For Real Madrid, that slip-up from Barcelona was huge, as Los Blancos appear to really be rounding into form of late and are primed for a siege on the La Liga table in the second half of the season. Since an October 26 loss to Barca, Real Madrid have gone unbeaten in nine matches across all competitions.
Real Madrid are heavy, heavy favourites in this game, in large part due to the duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, who have combined for 24 goals and nine assists in La Liga play. Ronaldo alone has 17 goals in the league, while Bale has been excellent since becoming fully fit after missing some time early in the season. Add in Karim Benzema’s eight goals and the continued emergence of young superstar Isco (five goals, two assists), and you have one of the world’s most dangerous attacks. So does Osasuna have an answer for that type of firepower? Um, no, they don’t.
Osasuna have scored just 11 goals this season, the worst in La Liga. To put that into perspective, Real Madrid have scored 44 goals in the same amount of games (15), a whopping four times more than Osasuna. That’s insane. For Osasuna, the key man is Oriol Riera, who has scored five goals for the season while no other player for the club has more than two. If he doesn’t have a blinder then the hosts are in serious, serious trouble.