Real Madrid vs. Osasuna player ratings: Isco, Militao combine in vital win for Los Blancos


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Real Madrid stayed firmly in the title fight in La Liga by beating Osasuna 2-0 on Saturday. The goals didn’t come until late as Los Blancos were starting to feel the pressure, but Eder Militao and Casemiro found the back of the net to pull within two points of Atletico Madrid with four games to go.

But how did each player perform in this one? Here are our player ratings for the match for every starter, substitute and manager.

All ratings are out of 10, and the higher the number the better. A zero would be a first-minute red card. A 10 would be like a dominant hat trick.

Real Madrid ratings

Thibaut Courtois

90

Had next to nothing to worry about. Had to only make a couple saves and deal with some crosses that weren’t much.

6

(DEF) Marcelo

64

Won his duels, didn’t tackle too well but positioned himself decently to keep dangerous crosses from coming in.

6

(DEF) Eder Militao 

90

⚽ 76′ Turning into something special. Won over 80 percent of his duels, was dominant in the air, got a goal and just showed that he can be the future at the position.

8

(DEF) Raphael Varane

45

Came off at the break after a decent first half with an injury, which is concerning entering Champions League this week. 

6

(DEF) Alvaro Odriozola

90

Was a spectator for a lot of the match in defense. Didn’t even have to make a tackle in the 90 minutes he played. An easy paycheck.

6

(MID) Antonio Blanco

90

Not very good defensively but his passing was precise in attack. Created a couple good chances as well. A bright future.

6

(MID) Casemiro

90

⚽ 80′ Scored one of the luckiest goals you’ll see, taking a bad touch that actually ended up beating the goalkeeper. In defense he was better, putting together a stat-filled display of ball stopping.

7

(MID)  Marcos Asensio

83

Created a team-high five chances and had a team-high five shots. Should have made more of an impact with those opportunities, but his improving form is encouraging.

6

(MID) Eden Hazard

72

Continues to look energetic on the ball, but the final product isn’t there. Pulled after 72 minutes in which he created just a single chance.

5

(FWD) Karim Benzema

90

Had an assist with a fine ball to Casemiro and also was a threat with his chances, though just one of his four shots went on frame. 

7

(FWD) Vinicius Jr.

64

A good hour-plus where his passing was almost perfect, and he created two chances of his own. Didn’t make the proper runs in attack though. Timing was off.

5

Nacho

Varane (46′)

Came on to hold on to the clean sheet and did everything he needed to do.

7

Miguel Gutierrez

Marcelo (64′)

Moved the ball around masterfully off the bench, not making a single mistake.

7

Rodrygo 

Vinicius Jr. (64′)

Was brought on to boost the attack but never got going.

5

Isco Hazard (72′) Came off the bench and delivered on the opening goal by beautifully taking a free kick that Militao put away. 7

Zinedine Zidane

4

Did the job. Changed things around in the second half but kept on his big guns and has been rewarded by Militao’s fine form. Three big points that provide momentum.

7





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