First Division - Day 13

Osasuna 3 - Alavés 2

Osasuna: Ricardo; Javier Flaño, Cuéllar, Josetxo, Corrales; David López (Muñoz 75'), Puñal, Raúl García, Moha; Romeo (Valdo 46'), Milosevic (Webó 87'). 4-4-2.
Alavés: Costanzo; Edu Alonso, Gaspar (Oscar Téllez 87'), Sarriegi, Poli; Astudillo, Juanito; Jandro, Nené, Lacen (Bodipo 74'); Rubén Navarro (Aloisi 65'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Osasuna: Cuéllar, Puñal, Moha, Milosevic for Cruchaga, Muñoz, Valdo, Delporte / Alavés: No change.

0-1. 55. Nené. Following up after Ricardo pushed out Navarro header.
1-1. 59. Milosevic. On far post after Raúl García headed on Moha corner.
2-1. 72. Puñal (penalty). After Milosevic brought down in area by Poli.
3-1. 84. Moha. Picked up long clearance and ran on to shoot low past Costanzo.
3-2. 90. Aloisi. Held off marker to head Nené cross wide of Ricardo.

Osasuna kept up with leaders Barcelona at the top of the table after beating local rivals Alavés 3-2. The Pamplona based side had won all of their games this season in their Sadar stadium, and they dominated the first half. However they were unable to break through a well ordered defence, and the visitors came closest to scoring when Rubén Navarro brought a good save out of Ricardo from a free kick.

Javier Aguirre brought on Valdo for Romeo at the interval and they created more chances in ten minutes than they had in all the first half, with Milosevic heading wide and Costanzo saving from David López. But soon afterwards Nené put Chuchi Cos's side ahead after Ricardo could only push out a header from Rubén Navarro.

The lead only lasted three minutes though before Milosevic equalised, finishing off on the far post after Raúl García headed on a corner. And after Ricardo kept out an effort from Jandro at the other end, Puñal put the hosts ahead from the penalty spot after Poli felled Milosevic.

Alavés were forced to throw everything forward, but they were caught out when Moha ran on to a long clearance from Javier Flaño to score a third. Ex Osasuna striker John Aloisi headed one back a few minutes later, but it was too late, and the home side carried on their amazing start to the season. Europe beckons.