Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Pepe,
Coentrão; Xabi Alonso, Khedira (Sahin 67'); Di María (Benzema
49'), Özil (Callejón 67'), Cristiano Ronaldo; Higuaín.
Osasuna: Andrés Fernández; Damià, Miguel Flaño, Lolo, Satrustegui; Puñal (Rubén 73'), Raúl García, Nekounam; Ibrahima, Nino (Marcos Pérez 59'), Calleja (Timor 85'). 4-3-3.
1-0. 23. Ronaldo. Header over Andrés in to far corner of net from Di María cross.
1-1. 31. Ibrahima. Struck shot across Casillas from quick Raúl García free kick.
2-1. 34. Pepe. Header which bounced down past Andrés from Di María's cross.
3-1. 40. Higuaín. Picked up Di María pass and rounded marker to beat keeper.
4-1. 54. Ronaldo (penalty). After Satrustegui brought down Özil in penalty area.
5-1. 57. Ronaldo. Guided header past Andrés from Arbeloa's floated cross.
6-1. 63. Benzema. Controlled Coentrão cross and steered shot past keeper.
7-1. 80. Benzema. Poked shot on turn past Andrés after Arbeloa passed through.
Yellow cards: Puñal 22', Satrustegui 32', 53' / red cards: Satrustegui 53'.
Real Madrid kicked off the Sunday games with an impressive 7-1 victory over Osasuna, a result which extended their lead at the top of the table to three points. After a long period of domination by the locals, Ronaldo headed in a Di María cross to open the scoring midway through the first half. But the visitors equalised just a few minutes later, Ibrahima drilling a shot under Casillas after Raúl García had taken a quick free kick whilst most of the Madrid players still arguing with the referee. That riled them in to action, and by half time they scored twice, Pepe steering a header past Andrés and Higuaín making himself space to beat the keeper, both from Di María assists. Mourinho lost Di María to an injury soon after the restart, but soon afterwards Ronaldo made it four from the penalty spot after young left back Satrustegui was sent off for bringing down Özil in the area. After that Madrid had their eyes on matching the eight that Barça put past the Pamplona based side earlier in the season, and they almost did it, Ronaldo completing his hat-trick before Benzema came on to score two more, and Ronaldo hitting the bar late on. A total of 39 league goals to date though, the highest tally in 60 years at this stage of the season, and the Merengues are going from strength to strength.