Osasuna-Real Madrid Bale comes out of the dungeon
Zidane comes to the duel after the first major setback of the season after falling against Real in the Cup with an alignment between high risk and recklessness. The stinging of the elimination and the fact of having a week off from behind point to a Madrid dressed up. Courtois, Carvajal, Varane and Mendy will return to rebuild the starting defense, the line that was more open on Thursday, and also Casemiro, who with Valverde forms the invincible couple. The Brazilian has been missing in four games this season and Madrid have only won one, Zaragoza, Second team. To play without it is to do it without a net. The forecast is that Kroos and Modric will complete a four-padded field center, and that Benzema will have Vinicius as a companion, because one more week Zidane does not risk Hazard. Probably awaits a less combative party. Nor will they be in Pamplona or James or Nacho or Brahim or Rodrygo, whose weight in the workforce is decreasing.To the list, however, Bale returned, who leaves the dungeon after an absence of four games, the last two without medical explanation to justify it. Zidane tried to give normality yesterday to the repeated exclusions of the most expensive player in the squad, but He denied, as the Welsh agent had said, that he cannot train five days a week. Seeing him as headline does not seem likely, but Madrid may need it during the crash.Two defeats without Chimy ÁvilaOsasuna still licks his wounds from Chimy Ávila’s injury, which until then had scored almost a third of the team’s goals. HHe has lost both games since the Argentine broke and neither Enric Gallego nor José Arnáiz, signed in the winter market, have still been incumbents. Nor does it seem that they will be today. In principle, Arrasate will put Cardona. Aridante foul, sanctioned, which Roncaglia will relieve, and it is presumed that the technician will repopulate the center of the field with Brasanac next to Moncayola and Íñigo Pérez.Arrasate has so far kept the team out of danger, between positions 8 and 12, thanks to El Sadar. On November 24, Athletic broke a red streak of 31 games without losing at home. Only Bilbao and La Real have won this course in Pamplona. El Sadar is a bramble and Madrid knows it well. There is no party that is understood worse without an audience than this. “A different atmosphere is created, something very difficult to explain but that it makes the Osasuna player feel stronger, ”says Jagoba Arrasate, Vizcaíno coach of the Navarre team for a year and a half (69 games) and Professor of Mathematics in leave, on the crucial role of El Sadar, especially in the games against Madrid, the rival of all time. “It’s the duel of the year,” he warns. This is also understood by the entity, which declared half a day of the club in the midst of general misunderstanding, forcing the subscribers to pay between 10 and 30 euros, a fact that has caused a remarkable discontent among the radical group Indar Gorri. “The game is already lost”, it was in the headline of the statement in which the group suspended its support for the team today as a protest. However, a vast majority of the members have already withdrawn their entry and, angry or not, will steep the game a lot to Madrid.Even under the danger signal, the white team has greatly lessened the Osasuna effect in recent years. The last defeat at El Sadar took place in 2011, with Camacho on the Navarre bench and Mourinho on the Madrid side (Ramos and Benzema are the survivors of that day). Since then, Madrid has won nine times and has drawn two in eleven games.