Atlético: Leo Franco; Perea, Ujfalusi,
Pablo, Pernía (Seitaridis 46'); Sinama-Pongolle (Luis García
66'), Paulo Assunçao (Banega 52'), Raúl García, Simao;
Agüero, Diego Forlán. 4-4-2.
Osasuna: Roberto; Azplicueta, Sergio, Josetxo, Monreal; Nekounam, Vadocz; Juanfran (Héctor Font 85'), Masoud (Antonio Hidalgo 89'), Plasil (Delporte 80'); Pandiani. 4-2-3-1.
Team changes: Atlético: Perea, Pernía, Sinama-Pongolle, Paulo Assunçao for Heitinga, Antonio López, Camacho, Maxi / Osasuna: Sergio, Vadocz, Masoud for Miguel Flaño, Puñal, Dady.
0-1. 07. Pandiani. Got in front of defence to head Nekounam free kick past keeper.
1-1. 14. Forlán. Picked up Raúl García pass and fired shot wide of Roberto.
1-2. 44. Vadocz. Turned ball past Leo Franco after Ujfalusi failed to clear corner.
1-3. 48. Pandiani. Ran on to Plasil cross and rifled shot past Leo Franco.
1-4. 69. Masoud. Ran in from midfield and beat several defenders to score.
2-4. 73. Pablo. Following up after keeper pushed out Raúl García header.
Yellow cards: Pablo 17', Josetxo 66', Perea 89'.
Atlético Madrid lost ground on their closest rivals after a surprise 2-4 defeat at the hands of Osasuna on Sunday. The Pamplona based side had not won away from home in almost a year, but they took the lead in the seventh minute when Pandiani got ahead of a static defence to head Nekounam's free kick past Leo Franco.
Forlán equalised with a low shot from outside of the area after Raúl García set him up a few minutes later, but with the first half coming to a close Ujfalusi tried to clear a corner and left the ball on a plate for Vadocz to restore the lead. And just three minutes after the restart the gap increased to two goals after Pandiani latched on to Plasil's cross to score his second of the night.
Still there was no reaction from the hosts, and the home crowd cheered on their rivals as Masoud turned past Pablo a couple of times before getting his side's fourth. Pablo pulled one back later on after Roberto could only push out a header by Raúl García from Simao's corner, but the disappointed fans booed off their players at the end. A change of manager, but the same old Atleti.