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  • Malaga confirm Javi Gracia as first team coach May 30, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish Primera Liga outfit Malaga on Friday confirmed former Osasuna coach Javi Gracia as the successor to Bernd Schuster as first team coach. Gracia has agreed a twoseason contract with the club, which ended this season in midtable after flirting with the bottom three for much of the campaign, reports...
  • Juventus finish with win; Osasuna relegated May 19, 2014

    The football leagues in Spain and Italy both wrapped up their seasons on Sunday, with some relegation places and spots in European competitions still to be decided. Juventus made sure to finish their titlewinning campaign with a perfect home record, while a railing collapse during Osasuna's game in the Spanish league...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo strikes twice as Real Madrid rout Osasuna 40 April 27, 2014

    Spain: Cristiano Ronaldo scored two longrange goals to help Real Madrid rout Osasuna 40 on Saturday and stay in the Spanish league title chase while resting several firstchoice players for their European clash at Bayern Munich. With Gareth Bale recovering from the flu and Karim Benzema on the bench, all of...
  • Osasuna win 2-1 at Almeria to escape drop zone April 5, 2014

    Almeria: Osasuna won 2-1 at Almeria to escape the Spanish league's relegation zone and push the hosts into danger on Friday. Osasuna's first win in seven games lifted them from 18th into a provisional 14th place among a group of teams fighting to avoid the drop. Almeria fell into the bottom three...
  • Real Sociedad held to 1-1 draw at Osasuna March 30, 2014

    Spain: Real Sociedad were held to a 1-1 draw at Osasuna on Sunday, missing the chance to climb closer to the top four in the Spanish league. Osasuna ended a five-game losing streak but fell into the relegation zone after Valladolid beat 10-man Almeria 1-0 at home. Sociedad started well at Reyno...
  • Record-breaking Messi bags hat-trick as Barcelona rout Osasuna 7-0 March 17, 2014

    Spain: Lionel Messi set another scoring record by netting a hat-trick to pace Barcelona's 7-0 rout of Osasuna in the Spanish league on Sunday, ensuring the defending champions stayed in striking distance of leader Real Madrid before their critical "clasico" match next week. The three goals bring Messi's career tally for...
  • 10-man Levante beat Osasuna 2-0 in La Liga March 2, 2014

    Spain: Levante struck early and relied on their staunch defense when reduced to 10 men to beat Osasuna 2-0 at home in the Spanish league on Saturday. Levante's win extended their unbeaten streak to eight consecutive rounds and provisionally lifted them ahead of Sevilla and Valencia into seventh place. First-year coach Joaquin...
  • Advantage Real Madrid in title race as Atletico lose 3-0 February 24, 2014

    Barcelona: Atletico Madrid slumped to a stunning 3-0 loss at Osasuna on Sunday, leaving Real Madrid as the sole leader of the Spanish league for the first time since May 2012. Osasuna beat Atletico at its own game, both in its tough, physical approach and its set piece strategy to take...
  • Osasuna beat Getafe 20 to edge away from drop February 9, 2014

    Barcelona: Osasuna beat Getafe 20 at home on Sunday to provisionally move five points from the Spanish league's relegation zone, while substitute Humberto Osorio scored both goals to erase Valladolid's twogoal deficit in a 22 draw with Elche. Oriol Riera opened the scoring in the sixth minute when Francisco Silva spotted...
  • Villarreal gain on fourth with 31 win over Osasuna February 4, 2014

    VILLARREAL: Villarreal sparked to life in the second half to beat Osasuna 31 on Monday, gaining ground on Athletic Bilbao in the chase for the Spanish league's last Champions League place. Villarreal missed midfielders Bruno Soriano and Cani and was held in check until just after the restart when Jeremy Perbet...
  • Athletic Bilbao roll to 51 win at Osasuna January 26, 2014

    Barcelona: Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz scored two goals and set up another in a 51 rout at 10man Osasuna on Sunday as the Basque club strengthened their grip on fourth place in the Spanish league. Aritz started his strong performance by pressuring Osasuna defender Jordan Loties into losing the ball,...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo on target as Real advance in King's Cup January 16, 2014

    Madrid: Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo scored the opening goal as 10man Real Madrid beat Osasuna 20 on Wednesday to qualify for the King's Cup quarterfinals 40 on aggregate. Osasuna held Barcelona and Real to draws at El Sadar in the league this season but the visitors, fired by the confidence...
  • Real Madrid recover for 22 draw at Osasuna December 14, 2013

    Barcelona: Tenman Real Madrid fought back to draw 22 at 10man Osasuna in the Spanish league on Saturday, but still left its title rivals the chance to widen the gap at the top of the standings. Osasuna's Oriol Riera headed in goals in the 16th and 39th minutes before Madrid's woes...
  • Osasuna win 10 at Valladolid in Spain November 23, 2013

    Valladoid: Osasuna beat Valladolid Friday as their second road victory of the season lifted it out of the Spanish league drop zone. Oier Sanjurjo's 84th minute header moved Osasuna up the standings to start the 13th round of games, with Valladolid's poor home record of just one win in seven games...
  • La Liga: Sevilla beat 10man Osasuna 21 October 27, 2013

    Barcelona: Sevilla beat 10man Osasuna 21 for a third straight Spanish league win at home on Sunday. Osasuna lost a player in the 34th minute at Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium when defender Damia Abella got a direct red card for pulling down Kevin Gameiro from behind with only the goalkeeper to beat. Osasuna...
  • Barcelona's Carles Puyol plays first game in seven months October 20, 2013

    Spain: Barcelona defender Carles Puyol made his first appearance in seven months following knee surgery in a 00 draw at Osasuna on Saturday. The 35yearold Spain international was included in Barcelona's starting lineup after being cleared by team doctors this week. Puyol's last appearance came on March 12 of last season....
  • La Liga: Barcelona held to 00 at Osasuna October 20, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona's 00 draw at Osasuna on Saturday left the Spanish champion one win short of matching the league record for most victories to start the season. Atletico Madrid could take over as the league leader with a late victory at Espanyol that would equal the 45yearold league milestone of nine...
  • Villarreal beat Granada 30 to move third in La Liga October 5, 2013

    Spain: Ruben "Cani" Gracia set up two goals for Villarreal in a 30 win over Granada on Friday as they provisionally rose past Real Madrid and into third place in the Spanish league. Also, Osasuna used an explosive first half to earn a 10 win at Malaga, their first away victory...
  • La Liga: Levante win 10 at Osasuna on late goal September 29, 2013

    Barcelona: Levante won 10 at Osasuna in the Spanish league on Sunday with midfielder Jordi Xumetra scoring in the 87th minute following a penalty. Osasuna goalkeeper Andres Fernandez blocked Papakouly Diop's spot kick, but Xumetra raced in to slot home the rebound. Osasuna dominated the first half at their Reyno de Navarra...
  • Osasuna beat Elche for first La Liga win of season September 21, 2013

    Pamplona: Osasuna beat Elche 2-1 on Friday for their first win of the Spanish league season, provisionally lifting the team out of last place. The much-needed victory for the Pamplona-based side came in the home debut of new coach Javi Gracia, who replaced the fired Jose Mendilibar. Midfielder Emiliano Armenteros opened...
  • Osasuna fire coach Mendilibar after three-loss start September 3, 2013

    Spain: Osasuna have fired coach Jose Luis Mendilibar after the club started the season with three losses that left them bottom of the standings. Club president Miguel Archanco says he has "four coaches in the pipeline" to replace the 52-year-old Mendilibar, who was appointed in February 2011. Archanco says the club is...
  • Villarreal thrash Osasuna 3-0 for third straight win September 1, 2013

    Barcelona: Newly promoted Villarreal thrashed Osasuna 3-0 on Saturday to establish their best start in the Spanish league with three victories from as many games. Villarreal has returned to the topflight after one year in the second division in fine fashion and sat as overnight leader before Sunday's matches, which include...
  • Bilbao beat Osasuna for second straight win in La Liga August 24, 2013

    Barcelona: Athletic Bilbao beat Osasuna 2-0 Friday to stay perfect through two rounds of the Spanish league, while Angel Lafita scored one goal and earned a late penalty to help Getafe salvage a 2-2 draw at home against Almeria. Bilbao's victory came at Anoeta Stadium, the home of regional Basque rival...
  • Real Madrid beat Osasuna 42 in Jose Mourinho's last game June 1, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid beat Osasuna 42 on Saturday in Jose Mourinho's last game before his expected return to the Premier League. After the Santiago Bernabeu fans greeted Mourinho with a mix of applause and jeers, Gonzalo Higuain opened in the 35th minute before Michael Essien headed in Madrid's second goal three...
  • Jose Mourinho leaves Casillas, Ronaldo out of squad for last game May 31, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has left goalkeeper Iker Casillas and forward Cristiano Ronaldo off his squad for his final game with the Spanish club. Mourinho dropped Casillas even with starting goalkeeper Diego Lopez unavailable for health reasons. Mourinho has yet to start Casillas since he returned from a broken...
  • Osasuna draw 22 at Rayo Vallecano in La Liga April 27, 2013

    Madrid: Rayo Vallecano and Osasuna played to a 22 draw on Friday that left both teams short of their objectives in the Spanish league. Rayo stayed in eighth place and four points from the Europa League spots, while Osasuna edged five points clear of the drop before the rest of the...
  • Radamel Falcao gives Atletico Madrid 10 win at Sevilla April 22, 2013

    Barcelona: Radamel Falcao scored his 25th goal of the Spanish league season to give Atletico Madrid a hardfought 10 win at Sevilla and keep his team in the hunt for a secondplace finish on Sunday. Also, Real Sociedad extended their unbeaten run to 14 straight games by drawing 00 at...
  • Real Betis beat Osasuna 2-1 to rise to 5th in Spain March 9, 2013

    Seville: Striker Ruben Castro scored late to give Real Betis a 2-1 win over Osasuna on Friday, as the Andalusian side rose to provisional fifth place in the Spanish league. Jorge Molina gave Betis the lead on their rain-soaked home pitch when he headed in Joel Campbell's cross in the...
  • Osasuna beat Levante 2-0 with late goals February 26, 2013

    Madrid: Late goals by Masoud Soleimani and Enrique Sola gave Osasuna a 2-0 away win against Levante in the Spanish league on Monday. Soleimani unleashed an unstoppable shot from within the penalty area to beat goalkeeper Kaylor Navas in the 88th minute. Sola struck another powerful shot past Navas in the...
  • Mallorca draw 11 with Osasuna February 9, 2013

    Barcelona: Brazilian defender Geromel scored in stoppage time to give Mallorca a 11 draw with Osasuna on Saturday, salvaging the debut of coach Gregorio Manzano in the Spanish league. Manuel Ortiz's goal in the 77th minute appeared to have earned visiting Osasuna the three points until Geromel floated goalkeeper Dudu Aouate's...