Osasuna vs Granada

Highlights and Full Match | Video

Indulge in the exhilaration of the full match replay and captivating highlights from the enthralling showdown between Osasuna and Granada. The action kicks off at precisely 19:00 GMT on the 20th of October, 2023, promising a football spectacle you won’t want to miss.

Overseeing this clash of titans is none other than the distinguished referee, Mateo Busquets, ensuring a fair and intense competition. The Estadio El Sadar witnessed the fervor of 19,739 passionate fans, creating an electrifying atmosphere for this memorable encounter.

This encounter forms a pivotal part of Spain’s LaLiga, specifically falling on Match Day 10 during the 2023/2024 season. Brace yourself for a riveting display of skill, strategy, and unyielding determination on the pitch.

Osasuna vs Granada Full Match Reports

VAR took center stage as Ante Budimir’s remarkable brace marked a triumphant feat of three goals in as many games for the talented forward. His extraordinary performance propelled CA Osasuna to a resounding 2-0 victory over Granada, exacerbating the visitor’s dire situation. Indeed, Granada now bears the inglorious title of La Liga’s (LL) most porous defense, having conceded an astonishing 25 goals in merely ten games.

With high hopes of rejuvenation following the international break, Osasuna embarked on their quest with unmatched zeal. They embarked on a perfect start against Granada as Budimir orchestrated the opening goal, a resounding strike that found its home in the bottom right-hand corner of the net. A swift VAR review confirmed the legitimacy of the goal, awarding the hosts the lead. On the opposing side, Granada had been nurturing aspirations of extending their impressive three-game unbeaten streak.

However, the visitors, despite their recent success, struggled to mount a significant initial response. With that in mind, Sergio Herrera appeared to be enjoying a relatively calm first half in goal, up until Lucas Boyé unleashed a strike that forced him into an extraordinary, diving save. This opportunity sparked a newfound vigor within Granada, who momentarily believed they had been gifted a penalty when Luis Ávila was accused of fouling Bryan Zaragoza inside the penalty area. Yet, VAR once more intervened, overturning the referee’s decision just before halftime.

The VAR team remained at the heart of the action as the second half commenced, further fueling Granada’s frustration. Osasuna was awarded a penalty when Budimir was brought down following Ferreira’s challenge. Displaying composure and precision, the forward clinically slotted the ball into the bottom right corner of the goal, securing his brace and doubling his side’s lead shortly before the hour mark.

Apart from a near miss in the first half that deprived Granada of a penalty opportunity, the visiting team appeared rather toothless. Their hopes were crushed when the referee, following yet another consultation with VAR, issued a red card to Boyé. Ultimately, it was a day to forget for the visitors, who now languish two points below the safety threshold in LL, having played one more game than their peers. In contrast, Osasuna has steered seven points clear of the ominous drop zone.

Man of the Match: Ante Budimir (CA Osasuna)