Real Madrid 4-2 Osasuna La Liga match report: Jose Mourinho ends Madrid...

Real Madrid 4-2 Osasuna La Liga match report: Jose Mourinho ends Madrid stay with a win


Jose Mourinho ended his three-year period as Real Madrid boss with a 4-2 victory over Osasuna in the last game of this La Liga season.

The Portuguese manager was the centre of attention during the match, receiving a mixed goodbye from the crowd, with some of the fans booing and other singing his name regularly.

With Diego Lopez out due to an injury, Castilla’s goalkeeper Jesus started the game, following Mourinho’s decision of leaving Adan on the bench and Iker Casillas out of the squad.

With both teams struggling to take the initiative in the first half, Gonzalo Higuain put Los Blancos ahead in the 35th minute after receiving an excellent pass from Angel di Maria and shooting wide of the keeper.

Just three minutes later, Michael Essien scored the second. Mesut Ozil curled the ball into the box and the Ghanaian directed a perfect header inside near the post.

Real Madrid could have extended the lead early in the second half, but Osasuna’s goalkeeper Riesgo denied Ozil’s effort.

However, the visitors came back in the game with a powerful shot by Torres from 20 meters in the 52nd minute.

And 12 minutes later, Cejudo catched a wrong header by Onwu and sent the ball in from the far post and restoring parity on the game.

But it did not last long. Karim Benzema sent Los Merengues back in front after collecting a pass from Ozil, shrugging off Ruben and scoring with an excellent touch.

Osasuna tried to draw insistently but Jose Callejon sealed the victory with just three minutes remaining, finishing a counter-attack with a low shot that beat Riesgo.