First Division - Day 5

Osasuna 3 - Deportivo La Coruña 2

Osasuna: Sanzol; Izquierdo, Cruchaga (Mateo 62'), Josetxo, Antonio López; Puñal, Pablo García; Valdo, Iván Rosado (Webó 81'), Moha; Bakayoko (Alfredo 75'). 4-2-3-1.
Deportivo: Molina; Héctor, Andrade, Naybet, Capdevila; Sergio (Diego Tristán 46'), Mauro Silva; Víctor (Munitis 67'), Valerón, Luque (Fran 73'); Pandiani. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Osasuna: Iván Rosado for Muñoz / Deportivo: Héctor, Capdevila for Manuel Pablo, Romero.

1-0. 20. Puñal (penalty). After Héctor brought down Moha in area.
2-0. 23. Iván Rosado. Tap in after Bakayoko laid ball across.
3-0. 25. Héctor (own goal). Deflected ball into net after Valdo's shot hit bar.
3-1. 28. Luque. Headed past Sanzol from Víctor's cross.
3-2. 94. Pandiani. Latched on to loose ball in area to beat keeper.

Leaders Deportivo La Coruña were surprised by an Osasuna side who scored three goals in a five minute period midway through the first half, and despite pulling two goals back later on, they fell to their first defeat of the season. The Pamplona based side had not beaten their opponents in the Sadar stadium since the mid 1960s, but they went in front from the penalty spot after Héctor brought down Moha. Three minutes later a terrible mistake by Molina left the ball at the feet of Bakayoko, who laid the ball across the goal mouth for Rosado to score, and before Deportivo had time to react they were three down, Valdo's shot coming down off the crossbar and bouncing into the net off the face of the unfortunate Héctor.

The visitors didn't give up though, and within three minutes they had got a goal back when Víctor's cross was met firmly by the head of Luque. As the game wore on, Irureta added more and more forwards, Diego Tristán coming on at the break and Munitis making it four strikers midway through the second half. But the Osasuna defence held fast, and it was not until the fourth minute of injury time that Pandiani finally beat Sanzol, his fifth goal in as many games. There was still time for Tristán to give the local fans a fright, but the game finished soon afterwards leaving Osasuna up in a heady fourth place, flirting with the Champions League spots. On this form they could be the revelation team this year.