Real Madrid was held to a goalless draw at struggling Osasuna on Saturday, failing to overcome the unforgiving conditions amid persistent snow and passing up the chance to go clear at the top of La Liga.

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Zinedine Zidane’s side was held up on the runway in Madrid for four hours the day before the game due to the snowstorm that pummelled Spain and things did not get any easier for them when it kicked off on the snowy pitch at the El Sadar Stadium.

The closest it came to finding a breakthrough was when Karim Benzema had two goals ruled out for offside in the second half, while it was fortunate not to concede to an Osasuna side which got its tactics spot on.

The draw kept the champion second in the standings on 37 points, one behind leader Atletico Madrid, whose game against Athletic Bilbao was postponed due to the snowstorm, leaving it with three games in hand. Osasuna stays…

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