Madrid - Real Madrid's Brazilian duo Eder Militao and Casemiro struck in the second half to secure a 2-0 home win over stubborn Osasuna on Saturday and keep the heat on La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. Defender Militao finally prised open the visitors' defence by heading home from a corner in the 76th minute for his first league goal of the season.
MADRID: Real Madrid held their nerve to beat Osasuna 2-0 in La Liga on Saturday as Eden Hazard made his first start since January, raising the possibility of Zinedine Zidane picking him for Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Chelsea. After making a brief cameo off the bench in the first leg last week, Hazard played 72 minutes at Valdebebas and could now face his former club from the start in the pivotal return game at Stamford Bridge. He was very good,” said Zidane.
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane will get an MRI this Monday which will reveal the extent of the injury he suffered on his left leg during Saturday’s home match against Osasuna. Varane was forced to leave the game at half-time even though there were no signs indicating that he was in pain. That’s probably the main reason why coach Zidane and the rest of the staff could be optimistic about Varane’s availability for Wednesday’s crucial match against Chelsea in the return leg of the Champions Le...
|Champions League (League Winners): Atlético de Madrid|
|Champions League (League Position): Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Real Sociedad, Villarreal|
|Conference League (League Position): Real Betis|
|Relegation (League Position): Huesca, Elche, Eibar|