First Division - Day 19

Real Madrid 3 - Osasuna 1

Madrid: Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Cannavaro (Van der Vaart 46'), Pepe, Heinze; Robben, Lass, Gago, Sneijder (Huntelaar 46'); Raúl, Higuaín (Marcelo 77'). 4-4-2.
Osasuna: Roberto; Azplicueta, Miguel Flaño, Josetxo, Monreal (Javier Flaño 44'); Puñal, Nekounam; Juanfran, Masoud, Plasil (Portillo 66'); Pandiani. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Madrid: No change / Osasuna: Josetxo, Masoud for Sergio, Vadocz.

0-1. 19. Nekounam. Got on end of Plasil's cross to head ball back past Casillas.
1-1. 49. Sergio Ramos. Struck long shot which bounced through hands of Roberto.
2-1. 63. Higuaín. Turned ball in on far post after Robben crossed from left wing.
3-1. 92. Robben. Cut in to fire in angled shot which went wide of keeper.

Yellow cards: Juanfran 14', 83', Masoud 45', Sergio Ramos 56', Higuaín 55', Heinze 60', Puñal 67', Javier Flaño 69' / red cards Juanfran 83'.

Back to business for Real Madrid after all the fuss about the midweek resignation of club president Ramón Calderón, Juande Ramos's side coming back from a goal down to beat bottom club Osasuna 3-1. Caretaker president Vicente Boluda saw Higuaín bring a good save out of Roberto before Nekounam headed the visitors into a first half lead from Plasil's cross.

Juande decided to bring on Huntelaar and Van der Vaart at the break, and within a few minutes his side were level after Sergio Ramos fired in a long shot which Roberto spilled in to his own net. And Higuaín turned in Robben's cross to put the locals ahead with just over an hour gone.

Referee Pérez Burrull caused some controversy though when he turned down two strong penalty appeals by Juanfran, the first early on committed by Gago and the second near the end by Pepe. And both times he produced the yellow card for what he considered to be dives, sending the ex Real Madrid winger off with seven minutes to go. Osasuna gave up after that, and Robben took advantage to score a third with an angled shot which Roberto was unable to stop.