Sunday, 10 January 2021 07:19

Staff Reporter.

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Real Madrid missed the chance to go top of La Liga as they drew at struggling Osasuna in freezing, snowy conditions.

The game had been in doubt because of Storm Filomena, Spain's "most intense storm in the past 50 years".It went ahead but both sides struggled to create many clear-cut chances, with only three shots on target between them.

Real's Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos both had goals disallowed for Benzema offsides.

Atletico Madrid stay top by one point without playing.

Their game against Athletic Bilbao was postponed because the Basque side's plane could not land in the Spanish capital as a result of the weather.

Osasuna, who are now 11 games without a win, remain in the relegation zone.

"We created very few chances, a team of our quality needs to create more, even when the pitch is difficult to play on like it was today," Madrid midfielder Toni Kross said after the match.

"We knew that our opponents were going to defend like they did. The pitch is no excuse, both sides had to play on this pitch.

"We can't be happy with the result because we're fighting to be top of the league and this draw doesn't help us."

Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann each bagged two goals as Barcelona eased to a comfortable 4-0 victory at Granada on Saturday.

Griezmann ended his goal drought of nine matches in all competitions as Barca closed the gap on the Madrid clubs at the top of the table.

Granada almost scored the opener inside the first two minutes but Marc-Andre ter Stegen produced a superb save from Antonio Puertas.

Barca took the lead after 12 minutes when Griezmann reacted quickest inside the box and finished into the bottom corner.

Griezmann then turned provider when he set up Messi who curled the ball into the top corner.

Messi scored his second just before half-time with a stunning free-kick. The Barca captain has now scored 10 goals or more in La Liga for the 15th consecutive campaign.

Griezmann grabbed his second of the match after 63 minutes with a half-volley from a tight angle.