By Pete Jenson for MailOnline
Published: 16:55 GMT, 9 February 2020 | Updated: 17:05 GMT, 9 February 2020
Real Madrid turned an awkward away fixture against battling Osasuna into a routine win as they took another step towards regaining the title.
Zinedine Zidane's side knew this was a potential slip-up and after 14 minutes they were behind. Unai Garcia dive-headed a corner past Thibaut Courtois from the 12 yards out. But Madrid kept their heads and were soon level.
Gareth Bale was in the team for his first start in the league since January 4 and on 33 minutes he was involved in the equaliser. His shot was half blocked and when it ballooned up to the impressive Isco he volleyed it past Sergio Herrera to make it 1-1.
Unai Garcia nods midtable Osasuna into a 14th-minute lead at home to Real Madrid on Sunday
Luka Modric looks despondent as the hosts enjoy their well-earned opener at El Sadar Stadium
It was Sergio Ramos who put Real Madrid ahead. Luka Modric's deep corner was headed back across the face of the goal by Casemiro and Ramos headed in from close range.
Osasuna's fiery fans were irate. Ramos had got away with an awful challenge on Ruben Garcia earlier. The captain should have been carded and the card could have been red, but the