Result: Osasuna 0-0 Real Madrid
Date: 09 January 2021
Venue: Estadio El Sadar
Real Madrid missed the chance to move the surface of the LaLiga desk after they were placed to a goalless draw by Osasuna about Saturday evening.
Los Blancos were boosted by the go back of Sergio Ramos and Eden Hazard even while Lucas Vazquez deputised for the suspended Dani Carvajal in right-back.
The sides took time to settle in snowy conditions, with Madrid not putting pressure on Osasuna who were pleased to relax and play on counter-attacks.
The house side had the first big chance on the half-hour mark after Aridane Hernandez rose high and unchallenged at the near post with a glancing header that forced a reflex save from goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, high towards the crossbar.
The snow was starting to disappear in the closing phase of the first stanza, with Zinedine Zidane's charges getting the attacking momentum nonetheless they could not turn the Osasuna defence as the sides went to the break goalless.
Marco Asensio came extremely near to breaking the deadlock four mins inside second stanza with a good curling shot towards the very best corner but shot-stopper Sergio Herrera pulled off a great save at full-stretch.
Karim Benzema thought he previously finally got the breakthrough for Los Blancos on the hour-tag after finishing off a good scramble on the goal-line from his own rebound, but the target was disallowed for offside.
While Osasuna were frustrating Madrid by defending deep , Benzema found the trunk of the net again two a few minutes before period with a diagonal shot after going through on goal however the aim was chalked off again for offside.
In the end, both sides could not be separated as second-put Los Blancos sit a spot behind leaders Atletico Madrid, who've three games at hand on the log while Osasuna remain in second-from-bottom place.