In their vital LaLiga match against Osasuna on Sunday night at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid and Osasuna fought to a dismal draw. Ancelloti’s men gave a subpar effort, and the manager would not be pleased with the outcome.
Real Madrid dominated possession early on in the game and produced a few solid chances, putting them on the front foot.
Real Madrid, though, needed 42 minutes to get through Osasuna’s tenacious defense. Vinicius Junior scored a fantastic close-range goal to give the home team the lead.
Five minutes into the second half, Real Madrid’s lead was stolen from them. In the 50th minute, Kike managed to score with a magnificent attempt.
Karim Benzema had the chance to give Real Madrid the lead from the spot, but he failed to beat the goalie. The Frenchman hammered the ball with incredible force but no finesse, hitting the crossbar in the process.
Karim Benzema is renowned for using the penalty kick strategy known as “go for power.” However, against Osasuna on Sunday night, nothing went right for him.
Vinicius Junior was clearly one of the few players who felt a bit disappointed. The Brazilian forward was spotted raising up his hands in celebration even before Benzema kick the ball from the penalty spot.
Benzema unknowingly disappointed Vinicius Junior who seems to have so much trust in him. There is no doubt that Benzema would be more careful in the future to avoid a similar situation.