Jose Mourinho is leaving Real Madrid after this last match with much controversy, so it was only right that he came into the contest against Osasuna with much controversy. His squabbles with Iker Casillas were well documented, so even though the keeper had recovered from his injury, he was left out of the lineup in place of Jesus Fernandez.
Sunday saw plenty of drama in La Liga, with some spectacular individual performances and late goals that could be pivotal in the Spanish league this season.
Aritz Aduriz’s first-half double fired Athletic Bilbao to their first away win of the season, ending their recent poor run against fellow La Liga side Granada who are also caught up in the season’s early relegation battle. Continue reading Sunday’s La Liga review→
Barcelona fresh from their 5-1 thrashing of Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp last Sunday look to continue where they left off an easy away win meaning you are looking at odds of 1/4 for a Barcelona win.
Osasuna have a monumental task in their first home game of the season, after being easily beaten 2-0 by newly promoted Deportivo La Coruna in the Riazor Stadium, where the Galician side showed that they have no intention of returning to the Segunda Division.
As for Los Rojillos, and their performance in the opening match they will be one of the sides fighting to remain in the top flight come next May despite their 7th place finish last season.