Friday May 31, 2013 Day 38 Bernabéu

Real Madrid v Osasuna

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  1. Liga - Mourinho enjoys winning send-off at Real Madrid

    Liga - Mourinho enjoys winning send-off at Real Madrid

    Jose Mourinho's final game as Real Madrid coach was a dramatic affair as the Liga runners-up defeated Osasuna 4-2. More

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    • 90'+2 FULL-TIME: Real Madrid beat Osasuna 4-2 to sign off the Jose Mourinho era with a victory.
    • 90'+1 All eyes start to turn to the dugout and one man.
    • 90' The result is more than a little harsh on Osasuna who have contributed a great deal to this match.
    • 89' So it looks like Jose Mourinho will sign off as Real Madrid boss with a victory.
    • 88' GOAL! Real lead 4-2! Callejon fires a low shot back across the keeper after superb play by Higuain and Benzema on the counter attack.
    • 87' Real clear and immediately surge forward... could be trouble here for the visitors....
    • 86' Osasuna still probing for an equaliser... corner ball.
    • 85' REAL sub: Arbeloa replaced by Diego Llorente.
    • 84' Unless Osasuna find two goals in six minutes Real will end the season unbeaten in La Liga at the Bernabeu.
    • 83' Real edging towards a 17th win out of 19 home matches in La Liga.
    • 82' REAL sub: Omar Mascarell replaces Ozil.
    • 81' From the resulting corner Benzema whips a curler inches past the upright.
    • 80' Ozil rampages down the left and fizzes in a low cross that is blocked to safety with Higuain lurking for what would have been a tap in.
    • 79' Just over 10 minutes left. Can Mourinho's sign off his 178th match in charge with a victory?
    • 78' OSASUNA sub: Silva is replaced by Maikel Mesa.
    • 77' GOAL! .... No. It's ruled out for offside. Callejon cuts the ball back from the left for Benzema to fire home - but the Spaniard was offside as he raced to receive the initial pass from Essien.
    • 76' A farewell appearance for Ricardo who will retire for a second time after this match ends at the Bernabeu. He becomes the second oldest player to appear in La Liga at the age of 41.
    • 75' OSASUNA sub: Ricardo Lopez on for Riesgo.
    • 74' Benzema teases a pass into Modric who slaloms past his marker before curling a shot inches past the upright. Unlucky.
    • 72' Jesus called into action twice within the same minute. The keeper does well to hold on to Alvaro's free-kick before beating away Armenteros' 30 yarder.
    • 71' It was Benzema's 11th goal in La Liga this season and his 20th in all competitions.
    • 70' Another goal against the run of play for Madrid and Osasuna will be disappointed in that one. Riesgo got a firm hand on the ball but failed to keep it out.
    • 69' GOAL! 3-2! Real Madrid regain the lead! Benzema picks up a pass from Ozil and smashes a right-foot shot in off the keeper.
    • 68' Ozil surging down the right for Madrid. The Germany star cuts inside but fails to find Higuain and Osasuna manage to hack it to safety.
    • 67' Since Torres fired home Osasuna's first of the evening, Real have barely had a touch.
    • 66' STAT ALERT: The Navarre outfit have won just three matches away from home in 18 games this season, conceding twice as many goals as the side have scored.
    • 64' You have to say that Osasuna deserve that. They've shown real desire to get back into this match. Real look like a side ready for their holidays.
    • 63' GOAL! It's 2-2! Alvaro Cejudo grabs his third goal of the season with a firm header from Onwu's near post flick on after Madrid failed to stop a cross from the left.
    • 62' Jesus punches a free-kick to safety when it looked easy enough to catch. Osasuna still on the front foot here.
    • 61' Just over an hour played. What are your thoughts on Mourinho's final match in charge? Who is the man to replace him?
    • 60' Osasuna have started this half like they did the first. At the moment they are very unlucky to be behind.
    • 59' Replays are showing that the free-kick awarded for Essien's barge on Francisco Silva should have been a spot-kick. Osasuna unlucky.
    • 57' It's taken short by Alvaro but Ruben fails to get a first-time shot away and the former Real man is eventually crowded out.
    • 56' Free-kick to Osasuna just outside the penalty area on the right byline.
    • 55' Great save! Callejon races clear of the Osasuna defence, only to see his low shot beaten to safety by Riesgo.
    • 54' The goal has given the visitors a much-needed lift and they are continuing to push.
    • 53' That was Torres' first senior goal for Osasuna. The Bernabeu isn't a bad place to get it.
    • 52' GOAL! Roberto Torres cuts in from the right and beats Alvaro Arbeloa before lashing a low shot into the far corner to get Osasuna back into this match.
    • 51' Osasuna continue to probe and Jesus does well to deny Alvaro on the burst with his feet.
    • 50' Omwu finds space 30 yards from goal and lets fly with a dipping volley that crashes onto the roof of the netting. Good effort.
    • 49' A bustling run from Nacho is brought to a halt by a crunching tackle by Garcia. A real old scholl challenge that one!
    • 48' Benzema and Ozil combine well down the right with the latter attempting a curler that Asier Riesgo does well to beat away.
    • 47' Substitutions for both teams... REAL: Nacho on for Di Maria... OSASUNA: Manuel Omwu on for Llorente.
    • 46' KICK OFF! The game restarts.
    • 45'+1 HALF-TIME: Real 2-0 Osasuna.
    • 45' Garcia plays the ball down the right channel for Llorente who cuts inside and curls a shot well wide of target.
    • 44' Higuain and Unai Garcia are both booked after a scuffle in the Osasuna area.
    • 43' The free-kick is only half-cleared by Madrid and when the ball is fed back into the area, Ruben goes close with a shot that fizzes wide.
    • 42' Osasuna win a free-kick on the right about 40 yards from goal.
    • 41' Mourinho showing very little emotion as he prepares to give his final half-time teamtalk as Real boss.
    • 40' Two goals in three minutes has completely changed the complexion of this game. Real are well in control now.
    • 39' Osasuna look to respond but Torres' long range shot is easy for Jesus.
    • 38' GOAL! 2-0 to Madrid. Essien meets a left-wing corner with a thumping header to give Real a two-goal cushion.
    • 38' Another corner for Madrid...
    • 37' That goal was against the run of play. Osasuna have been the better side so far but have paid the price for wasting chances.
    • 36' That's goal number 16 for Higuain in La Liga this season. He continues his good run against Osasuna.
    • 35' GOAL! Real Madrid lead. Higuain breaks the offside trap and races in on goal before coolly firing a low shot in side the near post corner.
    • 33' Llorente lays the ball off for Alvaro but his low effort is easy for Jesus.
    • 32' Jesus has had a great game so far in his first La Liga start for Madrid.
    • 31' Great save! A sublime move from Osasuna cuts the Real defence to bits and Llorente sees his low shot brilliantly kept out by Jesus.
    • 30' Another fast break by Real ends with Di Maria drilling in a shot that is again well blocked by the Osasuna defence.
    • 29' Modric's corner is easily cleared. Still goalless as we approach the half hour mark. Osasuna slightly shading it so far.
    • 28' Back up the other end and Modric combines with Benzema to earn Real a corner.
    • 27' Osasuna respond and Alvaro goes close with a rasping drive from Torres' lay off. Good save by Jesus.
    • 26' Real starting to get a foothold in the game now.
    • 25' Sensational play by Modric as he tricks his way beyond two defenders to race into the area, only to see his low shot from eight yards brilliantly blocked by a defender.
    • 24' Sublime outside of the foot pass by Ozil almost finds Benzema, but the France international can't quite take the ball on the run and the chance goes begging.
    • 22' However, Osasuna's last away win over Madrid came in April 2004. They have also lost four of their last five meetings.
    • 21' Osasuna can clearly sense that they can get at Madrid. The home team's defensive record hasn't been great of late. Los Blancos have kept a clean sheet in just one of their last eight matches in all competitions.
    • 20' It's very low key so far. To cin the cliche, an end of season affair.
    • 19' Higuain is a bit of a dangerman to Osasuna having scored three goals in his last two appearances against them.
    • 18' Real put together a breakaway that almost leads to the opener. Ozil feeds Higuain with a lobbed pass, but the striker was robbed of possession just as he was about to let fly.
    • 17' Osasuna have only won two of their last eight matches in La Liga (W2, D2, L4).
    • 16' Real aiming to finish the season in the Bernabeu as the only team from the big European leagues to have not lost a home match.
    • 15' It's been a bright start from the visitors who have shown they can cause Real some problems today.
    • 14' Another chance for Osasuna. Llorente gets to the left byline and sends over a cross that Armenteros meets with a firm downward header, but Jesus is there to brilliantly tip his effort around the post.
    • 13' Who is most likely to get a goal today? The absent Ronaldo is Real's main goal-getter with 34 league strikes this term. Gonzalo Higuain is next with 15. Sola is Osasuna's leading scorer with nine. However, he has started the game on the bench.
    • 12' STAT ALERT: • Real Madrid are on a 10-match winning run at home in La Liga.
    • 11' Roberto Torres bursts free down the left but fires a deep cross way beyond Llorente in the middle.
    • 10' The head to head record in the topflight at the Bernabeu between these sides: Pld 34 - Real 27 wins, Osasuna 2 wins, 5 draws.
    • 9' Opportunity for Madrid goes begging as Callejon's cut back from the right just eludes Higuain in the centre.
    • 8' Real respond and earn their own corner that is headed straight at the keeper by Michael Essien.
    • 7' Osasuna win the first corner of the game but it's easily gathered by Real's fourth-choice keeper, Jesus. A nice confidence-booster for the youngster.
    • 6' Strange scenes in the dugout area just as the game kicked off. Mourinho tried to make a quiet entrance but was overwhelmed by photographers. Hardly surprising.
    • 5' Real Madrid are already guaranteed second spot in La Liga but are a massive 15 points behind champions Barcelona. Osasuna are 16th after securing their topflight status last weekend.
    • 4' Interesting that there is no place for Iker Casillas on the bench, even with Diego Lopez out injured.
    • 3' Substitutes finally confirmed: REAL: Adan, Morata, Nacho, Fabinho, Llorente, Mascarell. /// OSASUNA: Ricardo, De las Cuevas, Sola, Omwu, Maikel.
    • 2' Great chance for Osasuna as a cross from the right is lashed wide by Llorente at the far post. Let off for Madrid.
    • 1' KICK OFF! Real get the game underway.
    • 15.55 Read Mourinho's farewell message to the Madrid fans here.
    • 15.50 Got any views to share on the final weekend of this season's La Liga? Will Jose sign off with a win? Who will replace him at the Bernabeu? Tweet me your thoughts and I'll include the best in the live text commentary.
    • 15.42 Osasuna's leading scorer Kike Sola has been named on the bench. He has netted nine goals that have been crucial in ensuring their La Liga status this season.
    • 15.40 Real are without leading scorer Cristiano Ronaldo (back injury) for Mourinho's final match at the helm, so the former Chelsea boss has selected Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema to lead the line. There is also a starting berth for Ricardo Carvalho, who will also be saying 'adios' to the Bernabeu ahead of his move to Monaco. As for Osasuna, Damia is suspended after picking up his 15th booking in the win over Sevilla, but coach Jose Luis Mendilibar does recall midfielder Nano following a ban.
    • 15.35 Confirmed Starting XIs: REAL MADRID: Jesus, Essien, Carvalho, Albiol, Arbeloa, Ozil, Modric, Di Maria, Callejon, Benzema, Higuain. /// OSASUNA: Riesgo, Oier, Ruben, Unai, Nano, Silva, Timor, Cejudo, Torres, Armenteros, Llorente... SUBS TO FOLLOW.
    • 15.32 Real have secured second spot while Osasuna are safe so the big story surrounding this encounter is Jose Mourinho's farewell appearance in Los Blancos' dugout prior to his much-publicised summer departure.
    • 15.30 Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of Real Madrid v Osasuna from the Bernabeu on what is the final day of the La Liga season.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Real Madrid

    Manager: José Mourinho

  • Osasuna

    Manager: José Luis Mendilibar

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