First Division - Day 32

Real Madrid 0 - Osasuna 3

Real Madrid: Casillas; Michel Salgado, Mejía, Raúl Bravo, Roberto Carlos; Beckham, Guti; Figo, Raúl, Zidane; Ronaldo (Borja 27'). 4-2-3-1.
Osasuna: Sanzol; Izquierdo, Cruchaga, Josetxo, Antonio López; Valdo (Muñoz 76'), Puñal, Pablo García, Moha (Rivero 79'); Morales (Bakayoko 56'), Aloisi. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Madrid: No change / Osasuna: Valdo for Rivero.

0-1. 02. Valdo. Latched on to Aloisi pass to shoot into roof of net
0-2. 89. Pablo García. Lifted ball into empty net after Casillas failed to clear.
0-3. 60. Moha. Far post header past Casillas from Valdo's cross.

Real Madrid's crisis continues, and in four days their season has fallen apart. It was bad enough when Fernando Morientes's Monaco knocked them out of the Champions League midweek, but on Sunday things got worse when they lost top spot in the Spanish league after a disastrous 0-3 defeat by Osasuna. Once again the man who did the damage was one of the players they had farmed out in the summer, Valdo opening the scoring with only a minute gone and causing problems for the defence throughout the match.

Beckham was back in the side after missing Wednesday's game through suspension, and he tried his luck from the half way line with a shot which just went over the bar. But with the crowd already whistling their own players the atmosphere was not there, and after Raúl failed to convert a couple of chances, Ronaldo limped off with an injury. And a disappointed Portillo watched in frustration as Queiroz put on Borja and signalled Guti to join Raúl up front.

Madrid's woes increased though when Casillas came out to clear a throw-in but could only punch it as far as Pablo García, who lifted the ball back in to the empty net. Raúl and Guti both had efforts cleared by the defence before the break and Figo shot wide after the restart, but on the hour mark they went three down, Moha headed powerfully past Casillas from Valdo's cross.

It was turning in to a miserable night, and even referee Carmona Méndez was against them, disallowing a goal from Zidane and turning down two ot three penalty appeals by Beckham amongst others. Aloisi and Puñol could have even scored again for the visitors, and the match was summed up when a Roberto Carlos free kick struck Figo to stop it going in.

Madrid had lost at home for the first time since the same day last year, and had failed to score in front of their fans for the first time since November 2002. The few supporters who stayed to the finish ended up cheering on the visitors, who move up to fifth in the table as a result of their win. "Los Galacticos" were off the top of the table, and Florentino Pérez, Jorge Valdano and Carlos Queiroz have some work to do if they are to win anything this year.