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3 talking points as Real Madrid are held to a draw by Osasuna

Real Madrid were held to a seventh winless of the league campaign by Osasuna, thanks to a 0-0 draw in torrid and stormy weather.

Real Madrid were held to a stalemate at the El Sadar by Osasuna, in La Liga on Saturday evening. Zinedine Zidane’s men were unable to breach the 19th-placed side’s defence and failed to create any significant chances. However, to their credit, they did play in the thick of a snowfall which caused trouble to both sides out on the pitch.

Zizou insisted the match should have been postponed due to the torrential weather as his players now don’t have clarity over how long they will be stuck in Pamplona. As far as the result is concerned, Los Blancos have lost further ground in the league standings and fail to take advantage of the chance to go on top of the standings.

Here is a look at the main talking points from the clash.

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HAZARD LOOKED BRIGHT ON HIS START FOR REAL MADRID

Eden Hazard started for the first time for Real Madrid since November and he surely did not disappoint. The Belgium international was affected by the snow as was every other player on the pitch, but he looked to make the difference in the minutes which he got. Hazard made some good runs and linked up well with Karim Benzema in the final-third.

Los Blancos face Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup next and a win against the Basques could set up an El Clasico final. Should he perform in the upcoming matches, Hazard will be extremely high on confidence and could be on his way to regaining form. The 30-year-old has to justify his price tag soon or risks being judged as a failed signing.