Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s Real Madrid couldnâ€™t capitalize on Barcelonaâ€™s slip at the top of the Spanish La Liga. Los Blancos only picked up a point against Osasuna as the match ended goalless.
It surely wasnâ€™t Manuel Pelligriniâ€™s dream start to the year 2010.
Whether it was because of the difficult conditions in which the match was played or not, Real Madrid didnâ€™t leave up to expectations as a bunch of missed of opportunities cost them a lot.
Earlier on Saturday, Barcelona were held at home to Villarreal â€“ meaning that Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s Real Madrid were in with the chance of joining the defending Spanish La Liga champions at the top of the table.
However, the best didnâ€™t happen for Real Madrid who had put on hold their La Liga campaign on a wonderful note through a 6-0 victory over Real Zaragoza.
Real Madrid’s better opportunities fell to Marcelo and Gonzalo Higuain while Cristiano Ronaldo didnâ€™t inject much of his influence in the game. The Portuguese winger could have easily picked up a yellow card for simulation at a point in the game.
Considering Osasunaâ€™s dominance during the whole of the first half, one may think that Real Madrid were fortunate enough to leave with at least a point.
But Los Blancos will not comfort themselves with this fact. Instead, Manuel Pellegrini would want his men to back up from Sundayâ€™s performance ahead of this weekendâ€™s La Liga clash at home to Real Mallorca.
Until then, Real Madrid have 38 points in the standings, two behind the leaders Barcelona and six above third-placed Valencia.
Now Cristiano Ronaldo Fan gives you the opportunity to watch video highlights of Real Madridâ€™s 0-0 draw away to Osasuna.
Angela Asante, CRF Chief Editor