BARCELONA, España (AP) — El Real Madrid prácticamente lanzó la toalla en la disputa de la liga española el sábado al no pasar del empate 0-0 en su visita a la cancha del colista Osasuna y desaprovechar una nueva ocasión de recortar distancias con el líder Barcelona.

A las puertas del inicio de la segunda vuelta del campeonato, el Madrid sumó su 37ma unidad en 19 fechas, 15 menos de las que acumula el Barsa, que podría ampliar su ventaja el domingo ganando al Málaga.

El Atlético de Madrid, segundo clasificado, enfrentará al Zaragoza y también podría separarse del equipo blanco, tercero en la tabla de posiciones e incapaz de ganar al último clasificado, con lo que reúne 16 puntos perdidos en calidad de visitante y solo ha conseguido cinco de los últimos 12 en disputa.

Con Iker Casillas de vuelta al arco por la baja de Adán Garrido y la ausencia del goleador Cristiano Ronaldo, también por sanción, el equipo de José Mourinho fue una sombra del que se coronó campeón la pasada campaña.

Osasuna ocupa la cola de la clasificación junto con el Deportivo La Coruña, ambos con 15 puntos.

El peligro generado por el Madrid en la primera mitad se redujo a una escapada del argentino Gonzalo Higuaín, quien alejó al arquero Andrés Fernández del área, un cabezazo bombeado de José Callejón que se marchó alto por poco, y un zapatazo cruzado de Fabio Coentrao.

Falto de inventiva en el área, Osasuna se limitó a exhibir músculo y empuje, llevando la iniciativa pero únicamente inquietando a Casillas en jugadas a balón parado, como la que generó un rechace rematado fuera por Alvaro Cejudo.

En el equipo de Mourinho apenas participaba Luka Modric, y ni Higuaín ni su compatriota Angel Di María se mostraban demasiado inspirados en ataque, siendo sustituidos por Karim Benzema y el brasileño Kaká en el segundo período.

Necesitado de puntos, Osasuna probó los reflejos de Casillas nada más salir del descanso con un latigazo de Kike Sola, y Oier Sanjurje insistió con el mejor argumento local: las segundas jugadas.

Tras el cambio de un desdibujado Modric por Mesut Oezil y la expulsión de Kaká por doble tarjeta amarilla tras apenas 18 minutos sobre el terreno de juego, intensificó la gota malaya del equipo local, que rozó la victoria en sendos cañonazos del argentino Emiliano Armenteros y Damiá Abella.

El Madrid reclamó un tanto anulado a Callejón por fuera de juego, pero la inferioridad numérica, unida a su propia ineficiencia, acabó por condenarle.

Anteriormente, el Espanyol ganó su segundo partido al hilo de local al vencer por 1-0 al Celta de Vigo para abandonar provisionalmente los puestos de descenso.

Sergio García anotó a los 23 minutos el único tanto del partido para el equipo del mexicano Javier Aguirre, que alcanzó con la victoria al Celta en la clasificación, ambos con 18 puntos, y rebasó al Mallorca, que perdió en cotejo previo 3-1 ante el Valladolid, y suma 17 unidades.

Un gol de Oscar González en el tramo final, unido al doblete de Patrick Ebert, permitió al Valladolid sumar su primer triunfo en los últimos cinco partidos, mejorando al 10mo puesto.

Los locales habían cobrado ventaja con el tanto inicial de Ebert a los 21 minutos, pero Víctor Casadesús niveló a los 38 minutos y el tanto de González a los 88 evitó que el Mallorca sumara su quinto punto de los últimos nueve en juego, quedando expuesto a las plazas de descenso. Ebert cerró el triunfo local en los descuentos.

La jornada se completa con el cotejo Valencia-Sevilla.

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  • Real Madrid CF v CA Osasuna - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 01: Michael Essien (L) of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their second goal with head coach Jose Mourinho during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CA Osasuna at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on June 1, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema gestures during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid vs Osasuna on June 1, 2013 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU,PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid CF v CA Osasuna - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 01: Michael Essien (R) of Real Madrid CF celebrates with team-mates after scoring their second goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CA Osasuna at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on June 1, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's midfielder Jose Maria Callejon (L) vies with Osasuna's midfielder Oier Sanjurjo during the Spanish League football match Real Madrid CF vs Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid CF v CA Osasuna - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 01: Michael Essien (L) of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their second goal with head coach Jose Mourinho (2nd L) during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CA Osasuna at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on June 1, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's defender Nacho drives the ball during the Spanish League football match Real Madrid CF vs Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho drives the ball during the Spanish League football match Real Madrid CF vs Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho looks on during the Spanish League football match Real Madrid CF vs Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ DANI POZO (Photo credit should read DANI POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien (L) celebrates with Real Madrid's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho after scoring during the Spanish League football match Real Madrid CF vs Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FBL-ESP-LIGA-REALMADRID-OSASUNA

    Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo gestures prior to the Spanish League football match Real Madrid CF vs Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ DANI POZO (Photo credit should read DANI POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid CF v CA Osasuna - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 01: Real Madrid CF head coach Jose Mourinho looks on during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CA Osasuna at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on June 1, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid CF v CA Osasuna - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 01: Real Madrid CF head coach Jose Mourinho looks on during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CA Osasuna at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on June 1, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid CF v CA Osasuna - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 01: Real Madrid CF head coach Jose Mourinho looks on during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CA Osasuna at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on June 1, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

  • FBL-ESP-LIGA-REALMADRID-OSASUNA

    Real Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien (L) celebrates with Real Madrid's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho after scoring during the Spanish League football match Real Madrid CF vs Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Alexis Sanchez

    Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez from Chile, left celebrates with various team mates after scoring against Atletico de Madrid's during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain Sunday May 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul White)

  • Lionel Messi

    FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina reacts during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Atletico de Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

  • Lionel Messi, Emiliano Insua

    Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina, right, is challenged by Atletico de Madrid's Emiliano Insua during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain Sunday May 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul White)

  • Andres Iniesta, Tiago Mendes

    FC Barcelona's Andres Iniesta, right, in action with Atletico de Madrid's Tiago Mendes from Portugal, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

  • Jordi Alba

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  • Andres Iniesta, Tiago Mendes, Adrian Lopez

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  • Diego Simeone

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  • Lionel Messi, Tiago Mendes

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  • Angel Di Maria, Karim Benzema

    Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria from Argentina, right, celebrates his goal with Karim Benzema from France, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Atletico de Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

  • Real Madrid's Argentinian midfielder Angel di Maria celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 27: Angel di Maria of Real Madrid celebrates with Alvaro Morata after scoring Real's 2nd goal during the La Liga match between Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid at estadio Vincente Calderon on April 27, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Argentinian midfielder Angel di Maria celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga

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  • Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga

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  • Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga

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  • Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Kaka (R) vies with andAtletico Madrid's Argentinian midfielder Raul Garcia (L) during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 27: Angel di Maria of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring Real's 2nd goal during the La Liga match between Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid at estadio Vincente Calderon on April 27, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Argentinian midfielder Angel di Maria celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico Madrid's midfielder Mario Suarez (R) vies with Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSO (Photo credit should read CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Argentinian midfielder Angel di Maria (L) celebrates with Real Madrid's forward Alvaro Morata after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's players celebrate their second score during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's players celebrate their second score during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico Madrid's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao controls the ball during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ CESAR MANSO (Photo credit should read CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Argentinian midfielder Angel di Maria celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Argentinian midfielder Angel di Maria celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico Madrid's midfielder Mario Suarez (L) vies with Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Kaka during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ CESAR MANSO (Photo credit should read CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's goalkeeper Diego Lopez (L) catches the ball during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ CESAR MANSO (Photo credit should read CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 27: Pepe (R) of Real Madrid vies for the ball against Radamel Falcao (L) of Atletico de Madrid during the La Liga match between Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid at estadio Vincente Calderon on April 27, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe (R) vies with Atletico Madrid's midfielder Koke (L) and Atletico Madrid's midfielder Mario Suarez during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico Madrid's Brazilian defender Filipe Luis (L) vies with Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema (R) during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico Madrid's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao (4th L) scores during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSO (Photo credit should read CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico Madrid's midfielder Raul Garcia (L) vies with Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho reacts during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe celebrates his team's first score during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico Madrid's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)