Those who want to watch the Real Madrid vs. Osasuna match from the Santiago Bernabéu live stream can do so online this Saturday afternoon.
Real Madrid comes fresh from their Champions League narrow victory over Bayern Munich and Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the pitch, for most of the game.
“Los Blancos” had a bye last weekend, but also added to their impressive season by winning the Copa del Rey on April 16, against their arch rival Barcelona convincingly.
However, Carlo Ancelotti’s team has some ground to cover this weekend as they find themselves in third place in La Liga standings, with 79 points, behind Atlético Madrid (85) and Barca (81).
Real must keep the pressure on their foes to have a chance to complete the second title in the treble and it should be no problem, considering Osasuna is currently in 16th place in the Spanish league.
Even though the Real Madrid vs. Osasuna match is a walk in the park on paper, there are a few things Ancelotti needs to worry about.
On Wednesday, Ronaldo showed that he is ready — not 100% — but he’s getting there and even though Real’s manager will most likely play him so he can get back into match shape, he will not risk his overall health before the second Champions League match against Bayern, next week.
The UCL match, marked the end of Ronaldo’s scoring streak, as the only goal of the match came courtesy of Karim Benzama, who has been instrumental in keeping Real Madrid’s chances alive, in La Liga and international competition, especially when the Portuguese star has been on the bench.
Gareth Bale, who reportedly was suffering from the flu for the Bayern Munich match, is in doubt against Osasuna, which are undefeated in their last four matches.
Ancelotti — who has been rumored a strong candidate to replace the sacked David Moyes in Manchester United — said his players have put the Bayern Munich match out of their minds and are now completely focused on today’s clash with Osasuna.
— WeAreMadrid10 (@WeAreMadrid10) April 26, 2014
The following are the expected lineups for today’s match between Real Madrid and Osasuna:
Real Madrid: Diego López, Favio Coentrão, Sergio Ramos, Raphaeël Varane, Dani Carvajal, Asier Illarramendi, Luka Modrić, Angel di María, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Isco.
Osasuna: Andrés Fernandez, Damià, Miguel Flaño, Alejandro Arribas, Marc Bertrán, Lolo, Raoul Loe, Emiliano Armenteros, Miguel de las Cuevas, Álvaro Cejudo, Oriol Riera.
To watch Real Madrid vs. Osasuna clash live you can click here. Kick-off is at 8 pm local time, 2 pm ET.
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