Osasuna: Ricardo; Damià, Sergio, Miguel
Flaño, Nelson; Puñal, Soriano (Vadócz 80'); Coro (Calleja
92'), Pandiani (Lolo 81'), Camuñas; Aranda. 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Raúl Albiol (Xabi Alonso 65'), Carvalho, Arbeloa; Khedira, Lass (Kaká 65'); Di María (Adebayor 65'), Özil, Cristiano Ronaldo; Benzema. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 62. Camuñas. Picked up Aranda pass and lifted shot past Casillas.
Yellow cards: Lass 07', Soriano 14', Coro 16', Damià 52', Aranda 67', Ricardo 72', Puñal 75', Nelson 86', Vadócz 87', Ramos 87', Khedira 89'.
A surprise 1-0 defeat at Osasuna on Sunday evening left Real Madrid seven points behind leaders Barcelona. Madrid needed to win to keep in touch with their rivals, who had beaten Hércules the day before. But the locals were also in need of points to move clear of the drop zone, and they had the better of things in the first half, with Pandiani heading the best chance over the top with only the keeper to beat. Benzema and Ronaldo tested Ricardo close to half time, but with just over an hour gone Aranda played the ball through for Camuñas to lift a shot past Casillas. Mourinho immediately made a triple change, bringing on Xabi Alonso, Kaká and new signing Adebayor, and Madrid pushed forward looking for the equaliser. Özil and Benzema went close and Ronaldo brought another good save out of Ricardo, but the local defence held fast, and they could have won by a bigger margin in the end had Arbeloa not cleared a late shot from Vadócz off the line.