Real Madrid will certainly win this year’s La Liga title after beating Osasuna… Benzema missed 2 penalties

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Real Madrid needs just four points to win their 35th La Liga title after a thrilling victory over Osasuna, despite Karim Benzema missing two penalties in the first 10 minutes of the second half.

Real Madrid close on winning La Liga after beating Osasuna despite Benzema's penalty misses

Madrid took the lead with David Alaba, but Osasuna responded through Ante Budimir.

On the stroke of half-time, Marco Asensio put the visitors back in ahead.

Sergio Herrera stopped two spot-kicks for Benzema before Lucas Vazquez sealed the win in stoppage time.

Osasuna played with vigor throughout but fell behind after 12 minutes when Benzema found Alaba, whose initial shot was blocked by Herrera, but he was quick enough to score the rebound.

Budimir turned home Chimy Avila’s drilled cross at the back post to bring the hosts level two minutes later.

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As halftime approached, Asensio linked up with Eduardo Camavinga before bursting into the box and tapping home the rebound after Herrera parried Dani Ceballos’ attempt.

Madrid wasted two chances to seal the victory in the first ten minutes of the game. Chimy took control of the situation at first, but Benzema was outwitted by Herrera, who saved to his right.

Real Madrid close on winning La Liga after beating Osasuna despite Benzema's penalty misses

Soon after, a collision between Nacho Vidal and Rodrygo resulted in a second penalty, but Herrera won the mental struggle to save Benzema from scoring his 40th goal in 40 games this season.

Substitute Vinicius Junior set up Vazquez for Madrid’s third goal after striking wide himself in the final minutes.

La Liga Table as it stands

TeamPGDPts
1Real Madrid334078
2Atl Madrid332061
3Barcelona312860
4Sevilla322160
5Real Betis331857
6Real Sociedad32255
7Villarreal332252
8Ath Bilbao32445
9Osasuna33-1044
10Valencia33-442
11Celta Vigo33-139
12Espanyol32-739
13Elche33-838
14Getafe33-635
15Rayo Vallecano31-634
16Mallorca33-2532
17Cádiz32-1631
18Granada33-2030
19Levante32-2325
20Alavés33-2925

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