Real Madrid Vs Osasuna Reddit Score 20/04/2022
Real Madrid will look to take another step closer to the La Liga title on Wednesday, when they take on Osasuna at the Estadio El Sadar. Los Blancos staged an eye-catching turnaround to defeat Sevilla at the weekend, leaving them needing 10 points from their last six games to secure the trophy. After a sequence of commendable mid-table finishes, Osasuna have again enjoyed an impressive season in La Liga, putting themselves in the top half heading into the final run of games. That has largely been down to a recent upturn in form for Jagoba Arrasate’s men, who have now won four of their last six matches.
After victories over Villarreal and Levante were followed by heavy defeats to Barcelona and Real Betis respectively, Los Rojillos have posted back-to-back wins heading into Wednesday, firstly beating strugglers Alaves 1-0 at home thanks to Ante Budimir’s 92nd-minute goal. Arrasate’s side then travelled to Valencia last time out, and they held out for a 2-1 win after Ezequiel Avila and Budimir had initially put them two goals ahead. Having now leapfrogged Valencia and climbed to ninth spot with that latest victory, Los Rojillos will aim to extend their five-point lead over 11th place to further boost their claim for another top-half finish in the Spanish top flight.
They face a particularly difficult test, though, as Real Madrid make the trip aiming to move closer to bringing the league title back to the Santiago Bernabeu. In what has been a tough league campaign for several of Spain’s strongest sides, Los Blancos have taken advantage and led the division throughout the season under the management of Carlo Ancelotti, amassing 75 points from their 32 games thus far, 15 more than second-placed Barcelona who have two games in hand.
The capital outfit were comfortably beaten by Barca in the latest edition of El Clasico in March, suffering a 4-0 thrashing on home turf, but they went on to bounce back with consecutive league wins and a 3-1 away victory over Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-final first leg. Ancelotti’s side then welcomed the London outfit to Spain for the second leg last week, and, despite the Blues looking set to go through as they took a 3-0 lead on the night, Los Blancos forced their way back, as Rodrygo scored to take the tie to extra time and Karim Benzema hit the winner in the first 15-minute period.
Upon their return to domestic action on Sunday, Real Madrid trailed third-placed Sevilla 2-0 at the break, but Rodrygo and Nacho got on the scoresheet to level the game with 10 minutes to go before Benzema again hit the decisive goal, popping up in the 92nd minute. That leaves Los Blancos with a healthy lead at the top of the division, and, before their Champions League semi-final tie with Manchester City, they will aim to chip away at the tally of 10 more points that they need to secure a 35th Spanish league title.
Osasuna will likely remain without defenders Juan Cruz and Jesus Areso due to injuries. Croatian forward Ante Budimir will spearhead the attack with confidence, having now scored in four consecutive games to take his tally to six league goals for the term. Arrasate made a rare change to his established midfield unit last time out, reducing Darko Brasanac to a substitute appearance, and he will be vying to rejoin Lucas Torro in the engine room on Wednesday. Real Madrid remain without winger Eden Hazard due to injury and midfielder Dani Ceballos due to an illness, while left-backs Marcelo and Ferland Mendy are also both set to continue spells on the sidelines.
Right-back Dani Carvajal moved across to fill the gap against Sevilla, while David Alaba and Nacho are also viable options to deputise on the left-hand side of the back four. French star Karim Benzema will continue to lead the line, having taken his tally to 25 league goals for the season last time out, alongside 11 top-flight assists and 12 Champions League goals. Midfield enforcer Casemiro will return from a suspension, leaving Eduardo Camavinga to have to fight for his place in the starting XI, while winger Rodrygo will hope to join Benzema and Vinicius Junior in the front three after netting in consecutive matches.
Osasuna possible starting lineup:
Herrera; Vidal, Hernandez, Garcia, Angel; Moncayola, Brasanac, Torro, Sanchez; Avila, Budimir
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Vazquez, Alaba, Militao, Carvajal; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius