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Carvalho hands Mourinho winning home start

Source : REUTERS
Last Updated: Sun, Sep 12, 2010 04:56 hrs
Carvalho

Madrid:​ Cristiano Ronaldo set up Ricardo Carvalho to score the only goal in Real Madrid's 1-0 win over Osasuna in La Liga on Saturday and hand their Portuguese compatriot and coach Jose Mourinho a winning home debut.

Ronaldo reacted smartly in the 48th minute after his low shot was saved by Osasuna goalkeeper Ricardo Lopez and poked the ball into Carvalho's path for the former Chelsea defender to fire into the gaping net.

Some of Real's demanding fans had whistled Mourinho and the players at the break after a goalless and frustrating first period but there was much more urgency about the team in the second half and they created several more scoring chances.



The victory gives Real four points from their opening two matches after they were held to a 0-0 draw at Real Mallorca in their opening game.

Mourinho brought the 32-year-old Carvalho to the Bernabeu after replacing Manuel Pellegrini as Real coach at the end of last season.

He also took Carvalho with him to Chelsea from Porto following their 2004 Champions League triumph.

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