First Division - Day 3

Real Madrid 5 – Osasuna 2

Madrid: Kiko Casilla; Danilo, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Nacho; Modric (Marco Asensio 63‘), Kroos, Kovacic; Bale (Lucas Vázquez 74’), Morata, Ronaldo (Benzema 66‘). 4-3-3.
Osasuna: Nauzet; Tano, David García, Miguel Flaño, Unai García, Fuentes; De las Cuevas (Roberto Torres 71’), Fausto Tienza, Oier; Rivière (Oriol Riera 61‘), Kenan Kodro (Jaime Romero 53’). 5-3-2.

1-0. 06. Ronaldo. Connected with Bale through ball to turn shot wide of Nauzet.
2-0. 40. Danilo. Scored on the follow up after Nauzet pushed out Morata header.
3-0. 45. Sergio Ramos. Steered near post header across keeper from Kroos corner.
4-0. 56. Pepe. Got above markers to head Kroos corner through hands of keeper.
5-0. 62. Modric. Struck shot in to top corner of net after Morata laid ball back.
5-1. 64. Oriol Riera. Angled header back past Casilla from De las Cuevas cross.
5-2. 78. David García. Looped header in to top corner from Jaime Romero centre.

Yellow cards: Miguel Flaño 17’, Unai García 32’, Danilo 69’, Sergio Ramos 72’, Casilla 72’, Tano 75’, 79’ / red cards: Tano 79’.

Real Madrid move to the top of the table after a comfortable 5-2 victory over Osasuna on Saturday evening. Ronaldo was back in the side after his injury lay-off following the Euro 2016 final, and with only six minutes gone he got on the end of Bale’s cross to open the scoring. Unai García did head against the bar at the other end, but Nauzet had to save a couple of times from Bale, and with five minutes to go to the break Danilo made it two after the keeper could only block a header from Morata. Either side of half time Ramos and Pepe added two more with headers from Kroos corners, and Modric scored the fifth soon afterwards with a shot from the edge of the area. The visitors did come back after that though as Madrid slackened off, Riera heading in a cross from De las Cuevas, and Oier getting the ball in the net only for the referee to rule that Casilla had given away a penalty on Jaime Romero. The keeper saved the resulting Roberto Torres spot kick, but a couple of minutes later David García headed a second from Romero’s centre. That was about it though as Tano was sent off for a second bookable offence, and Benzema hit the woodwork twice later on. A win which equals the club record of fifteen in a row in the league, and with results elsewhere going their way, Zidane’s side are the only team to take maximum points from the first three weekends.