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Real Madrid vs. Osasuna: Live Player Ratings for Carlo Ancelotti's Men

Real's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Andres Kudacki
Karl MatchettFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2014

Real Madrid were looking to move back into second place in La Liga as they took on Osasuna in their Saturday evening fixture.

At half-time, Real led 1-0 courtesy of a dipping effort from 25 yards by Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese No. 7 repeated the trick after the break, with Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal also finding the target for a full-time scoreline of 4-0.

Real Madrid Player Ratings
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Real Madrid first-half quick analysis

LOPEZ—Largely a bystander in the match, other than a spate of Osasuna corners to deal with.

NACHO—Has been solid if unadventurous.

VARANE—Not too much to worry about, but has dealt well with high balls into the area.

RAMOS—Looks on a bit of a mission at both ends, rampaging forward from deep and tackling firmly.

MARCELO—The usual excellent out-ball down the left, overlapping with pace. No end product on delivery yet.

MODRIC—Recycling the ball neatly with plenty of options ahead of him, not feeling the need to step into attacking line.

ILLARRA—Picking up second balls and letting those ahead of him attack at will.

ISCO—Difficult for him to get into the game so far.

DI MARIA—Has shown good intent to cut in and be a threat in the attacking line.

RONALDO—Several level above everyone else on the pitch. Really on his game.

MORATA—Working hard and trying to link play, but no shooting chances.


Real Madrid second-half quick analysis

LOPEZ—Had nothing to do, a very comfortable evening.

NACHO—Played well, though perhaps didn't get forward enough down the right at times.

VARANE—Hugely composed on the ball, stayed back at all times.

RAMOS—Was like an aggressive sweeper, surging forward whenever possible. Scored his goal finally.

MARCELO—An impressive performer in the main, though delivery left something to be desired.

MODRIC—Was subbed when the game was won for a well-deserved rest.

ILLARRA—Didn't really take his chance to shine, a little pedestrian.

ISCO—On the ball more after the break, great cross for Carvajal's goal.

DI MARIA—Another given a rest ahead of Bayern after his usual energetic performance.

RONALDO—Clearly better than everyone else on the pitch. Two stunning goals.

MORATA—Fruitless endeavours in the end, but he occupied defenders well to create space for others.

CASEMIRO—Limited involvement.

ALONSO—An easy 20 minutes or so.

CARVAJAL—Good movement for his goal.

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