Immediate reaction: Osasuna 2-4 Real Madrid

Health 2-4 real Madrid (Vinícius Júnior x2, Carvajal & Díaz). A big score on the road. Here’s the reaction to the victory. Coming soon: player notes, post-match quotes and a podcast from ManagingMadrid.

After having undoubtedly drawn the best team in the world in Manchester City for the next round of Champions League, it was time to start making some statements. Osasuna away provided a great opportunity for the team to put their best foot forward – and to do so, newly acquired Moroccan international Brahim Díaz started in attack. Ferland Mendy continued to start at left-back, while Eduardo Camavinga continued to enjoy his place in midfield. The bench was thin, with no Castilla players called into the squad for the first time in a long time. Dani Carvajal was the team captain.

It was action in the first ten minutes, like real Madrid took advantage of a mistake to take the lead almost immediately thanks to Vinícius Júnior. Osasuna equalized the score just as quickly with a lightning strike that stunned Andriy Lunin in goal. Vinícius had a big chance to score again a minute later but should have done much better so close to the goal. Madrid wouldn’t have to wait long to score again, as Dani Carvajal was set up by Fede Valverde to restore that lead. Aside from a few tough challenges, the chances dried up until Lunin was called into action again to keep his team in the lead at half-time.

The second half may have gotten off to a slower start, but things still progressed pretty quickly. Brahim Díaz added to his collection of high-quality goals by extending the lead after finding the bottom corner of the box. Madrid continued to follow the trend of the match by finding the next one again almost instantly after the final goal, with Vinícius adding to his tally with a pinpoint effort past the keeper. Rodrygo Goes had the chance to join in the fun but wasted his effort after doing well to create space in the box. The home side reduced the score without much time, making it 2-4 at full time – and a scoreline that Real Madrid are perhaps less proud of. What did you think of the game?

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