|First Division - Day 13|
Osasuna 1 - Real Madrid 1
Izquierdo, Cruchaga, Josetxo, Antonio López; Valdo (Webó 82'),
Puñal, Pablo García, Moha (Rivero 69'); Bakayoko, Aloisi
(Pinheiro 69'). 4-4-2.
Team changes: Osasuna: Pablo García, Moha for Muñoz, Pinheiro / Madrid: Iván Helguera, Cambiasso, Guti, Ronaldo for Borja, Figo, Zidane, Portillo.
Last week's leaders Real Madrid drop just behind Valencia on goal difference after drawing 1-1 at Osasuna. Missing Zidane, Figo and Roberto Carlos, Queiroz brought in Cambiasso and Guti to play in the double pivot position in midfield and pushed Beckham out to the right wing. Solari kept his place in the side but played in his more natural left midfield role, Raúl Bravo taking up left back duties.
The "Galacticos" were bettered by their opponents though in the first half, and went behind with ten minutes on the clock when Bakayoko picked up a pass from Aloisi and left Helguera for dead before beating Casillas. For the rest of the half it was all Osasuna, with Casillas saving from Moha and Aloisi, Valdo and Bakayoko all going close, and Madrid hardly having a shot on target.
It was more of the same for the first five or ten minutes after the restart, but the locals failed to take their chances. Gradually the visitors came back into the game, and Beckham put a dangerous free kick just over the bar. The England captain had switched positions with Guti at the break, and it proved an inspired move as he found Ronaldo with a long pass for the Brazilian striker to run on and crack home the equalising goal. It was enough to save a point, but all in all it was another disappointing performance and Osasuna must have felt they had missed a great opportunity to hand their opponents another defeat.