Dominant Real Madrid claim 4-2 win at Osasuna with Vinícius brace


What made Vinicius Junior 'unplayable' vs. Osasuna

Alex Kirkland and Ale Moreno reflect on a superb two-goal performance for Vinicius Junior in Real Madrid's win over Osasuna.

Runaway LaLiga leaders Real Madrid continued their march towards the title with an easy 4-2 victory away at Osasuna on Saturday, with Vinícius Júnior scoring a brace.

Madrid are alone at the league summit with 72 points, 10 ahead of second-placed Girona who face Getafe away later on Saturday. Osasuna are 10th with 36 points.

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The win extended Real's unbeaten streak to 23 matches.

"Great game, from the beginning to the end, with good commitment, good attitude; it was an important game to get ahead of and we made the most of it," manager Carlo Ancelotti told Real Madrid TV.

Vinícius put the visitors ahead after four minutes but Osasuna's Ante Budimir levelled the score three minutes later by slotting in a close-range shot following a corner.

Dani Carvajal restored Madrid's lead after 18 minutes, using the outside of his foot to steer a curving shot into the far corner.

Brahim Diaz scored the third goal for the visitors in the 61st minute, before Vinícius got his second three minutes later with a low finish from a tight angle inside the box.

"Today he [Vinícius] could [have scored] four goals without a problem; he has been extraordinary in all the situations he has had, correct, cold in front of the goal. We need a player like that," Ancelotti added.

In stoppage time, Osasuna got their second goal when Iker Munoz received a cutback inside the box and sent a powerful shot into the net.

Arda Güler had the chance to score a fifth goal for Madrid in the dying moments of the match but his shot from the centre of the field hit the top of the crossbar and bounced out.