Real Madrid had a very tough away match in Pamplona. Osasuna was ready to tear up Los Blancos from the first minutes.
Zinedine Zidane was criticized after getting eliminated from Copa Del Rey. As you may know, the French coach could not win the match against Real Sociedad. The team was playing at Santiago Bernabeu and lost a game that could lead to semi-finals.
Real Madrid’s coach has rotated the main squad and got terrible results. It was a crucial match, but the team could not hold the chances of winning Copa Del Rey. Away match against Osasuna had to change the situation and make Zidane’s position secure.
1st half of the match
After a few weeks of waiting, Gareth Bale started the game from the starting line-up. Journalists believe that Welsh players must leave Madrid in the summer of 2020. Zidane began playing with Bale and Isco as the wingers. Karim Benzema was the leading choice striker, as always. At the same time, Zidane gave a rest to Toni Kroos as a German player had lots of consecutive matches in previous weeks.
Osasuna scored first in the match. After a corner kick, Osasuna’s player – Garcia scored a beautiful header. It was Casemiro’s responsibility to look after Garcia, but he could not stop Osasuna’s player.
Real Madrid took the lead in the first half. First, we saw a beautiful goal from Isco. Spanish midfielder had a perfect match, so he was named “The King of the Match.” Soon after Isco’s goal Sergio Ramos gave a lead to Los Merengues.
2nd half of the match
Nothing changed in the second half. Osasuna was very sharp in the final phase of attacks, but the team could not convert shots into goals. Zidane decided to change Isco and Gareth Bale. Vinicius and Lucas Vazquez substituted those players.
It’s the favorite tactical move from Zidane as youngsters are ready to run like their life depends on it. The tactical change was worth it for Los Blancos. Zidane’s team scored two late goals and made everything look easy.