First Division - Day 37

Osasuna 2 - Murcia 1

Osasuna: Ricardo; Azplicueta, Cruchaga, Josetxo, Monreal; Juanfran, Astudillo (Nekounam 86'), Puñal, Plasil (Carlos Vela 62'); Pandiani (Hugo Viana 46'), Dady. 4-4-2.
Murcia: Carini; De Coz, Pignol, Ochoa (Cuadrado 46'), Peña; Mejía; De Lucas (Abel 65'), Goitom (Jofre 58'), Iñigo (Baiano 70'), Dani Aquino; Iván Alonso. 4-1-4-1.

Team changes: Osasuna: Cruchaga, Puñal, Pandiani for Miguel Flaño, Javi García, Héctor Font / Murcia: Pignol, Mejía for Marañon, Richi.

1-0. 01. Dady. Sent looping header over Carini after long throw headed back.
2-0. 52. Juanfran. Impressive volley over keeper after Viana free kick played on.
2-1. 92. Abel. Controlled ball on edge of area and struck angled shot past Ricardo.

Osasuna move out of the bottom three after a 2-1 victory against already relegated Murcia, their first points at home in five games. Dady set them on the way with a first minute header after Mejía could only head back a long throw-in, and the striker should have had a second when he fired over the top from only a few yards out shortly before the break.

Seven minutes after the restart though Juanfran did steer home a second after Hugo Viana's long free kick, and only Carini kept out efforts from Dady, Juanfran and Vela after that. A jubilant crowd even celebrated goals from Real Madrid (against direct relegation rivals Zaragoza of course), but even so there was a late scare when Abel beat Ricardo with an impressive shot in injury time.

Ziganda's side are not safe yet though, and they really have to win in Santander next weekend to be sure of staying up.