Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Osasuna 1 – Real Madrid 5 (La Liga, March 31, 2012) (Longer highlights.) Real Madrid took the lead on 7 minutes as Karim Benzema scored a replica of Marco van Basten’s volley golazo in the 1988 European Championships final from a Cristiano Ronaldo cross. Thirty minutes later Real Madrid scored another wonder goal – Cristiano Ronaldo cracking home a brilliant long ranger into the top corner. Five minutes before the break it was game over with Gonzalo Higuain chipping in number three. Three minutes after half-time Nino headed one back for Osasuna. Also in the second half Cristiano Ronaldo managed to put off Gonzalo Higuain from scoring a fourth. With 20 minutes to go a deflected free-kick from Cristiano Ronaldo made it 4-1 – did the Portuguese forward dive to win the decision? Gonzalo Higuain headed the fifth for Real Madrid – their 100th La Liga goal in 2011/2012.
Post-match interview: Jose Mourinho.
Individual highlights: Cristiano Ronaldo.