Real Madrid beat Osasuna to edge closer to LaLiga title

An early goal from David Alaba put Madrid ahead, and Ante Budimir equalised just two minutes later


"The game was very good, above all the second half," Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti told Movistar afterward

Ancelotti made four changes to the team that beat Sevilla on Sunday, with Nacho Fernandez, Dani Ceballos -- in his first start this season -- Marco Asensio and Rodrygo Goes coming in.

Two minutes later, the home side were level, Chimy Avila's cross deflecting off defender Nacho to find Budimir waiting at the far post. The Croatian forward had the ball in the net for a second time on 32 minutes, but the goal was disallowed for offside.

Alaba had a spectacular long-range shot saved by Herrera before Asensio -- continuing his best ever scoring season -- made it 2-1 in the 45th minute. Eduardo Camavinga found Ceballos

Alaba went off at half-time with an apparent thigh injury, in bad news for Madrid ahead of their Champions League semifinal first leg with Manchester City next week

"If we'd had another penalty he'd have taken it," Ancelotti said afterward. "If we get another penalty, he'll take it. Who takes a penalty can miss. He played an extraordinary game, he likes to score but he played well for the team."

The game had to be briefly paused by referee Ricardo de Burgos with 10 minutes left after an object was thrown from the crowd at goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, and Madrid were unable to take a number of late chances before Vazquez gave them a two-goal cushion and a fourth league victory in a row.