Mourinho marks Madrid exit with win
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Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho ended his three-year spell in charge with a 4-2 win over Osasuna. Mourinho's name was met with a chorus of whistles when it was read out before kick-off, but he did receive support from a small group of the club's ultra fanbase who chanted his name throughout the match.

On the field it looked as he would be given a good send off as first-half goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Michael Essien gave Madrid a comfortable 2-0 lead. However, Osasuna struck back with two goals in 11 minutes just after the restart through Roberto Torres and Alvaro Cejudo to level matters.

But Mourinho was able to sign off with a win as further goals from Karim Benzema and Jose Maria Callejon ensured Real ended the season unbeaten at home in the league. With the Portuguese's appearance on the touchline for the final time the main attraction, the game even had to be stopped after barely a minute as the photographers and cameramen surrounding the technical area spiled over onto the pitch.

After a slow start from the hosts, in which Osasuna missed a number of opportunities to take the lead, Real went in front through Higuain just after the half hour mark. The Argentine, who was captain for the day in what is expected to also be his last game in a Real shirt, raced onto Luka Modric's through ball and calmly slotted home for his 16th league goal of the campaign.

Three minutes later it was 2-0 as Essien headed home from Mesut Ozil's corner and made a point of going to celebrate just his second Madrid goal with Mourinho on the bench. Osasuna were handed a lifeline seven minutes into the second-half when Torres fired into a wonderful right-footed shot low into Jesus' far corner.

And remarkably the Navarrans were level just after the hour mark as a cross from the left was flicked on by Manuel Omwu and headed back across Jesus into the net by Cejudo. It took just six minutes for Madrid to re-take the lead though as Ozil fed Benzema and his driven effort found the far corner of the net despite Asier Riesgo getting a hand to it and Callejon sealed the points three minutes from time with a low drive that slipped through the legs of substitute keeper Roberto.