It was much of the same in the second half for Carlo Ancelotti’s men. Real dominated the ball, and probed the Osasuna defence relentlessly, but the final ball seemed to always fall on the head or foot of one of the five defenders the visitors had packed in the penalty box. Having secured a first Bernabeu point since December 2005, Osasuna will be delighted that their structure was able to hold firm when faced with one of Spanish football’s most potent attacks.
The draw extends Real’s unbeaten streak against ‘Los Rojillos’ to 13 games, but the 34-time Spanish champions will be frustrated that they were unable to capitalise on their control of the play. And while a draw at the Santiago Bernabéu will be greeted with celebration by the travelling Osasuna fans, it does bring to an end a great run of four straight away wins in La Liga – the club’s best ever streak.