Osasuna vs. Real Madrid: Rating Los Merengues Players in Goalless Draw

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Osasuna vs. Real Madrid: Rating Los Merengues Players in Goalless Draw
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It may only be January, but Real Madrid can already kiss their La Liga trophy goodbye.

After dropping two more points to the worst team in Spain, their title defense is now effectively over.

The "new era" they were hoping to start last season now looks more like a fluke than a changing of the guard.

It seems Jose Mourinho underestimated his opponent and was more focused on Madrid's mid-week Copa del Rey match than Osasuna.

Despite playing against one of the worst attacking units in the league, Mourinho chose to play three defensive-minded midfielders in front of his center-backs.

The result was a total lack of creativity in the midfield with no attacking midfielder consistently playing in front of the midpoint for the majority of the match.

Of course, with a 20-year-old and Raul Albiol playing in front of goal, adding more protection is wise. Having three extra bodies shielding them, however, may have been a bit excessive.

Let's see how each Real Madrid player did in their goalless draw with Osasuna.

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