La Liga: Barcelona surrender perfect start, Real Madrid win on Gareth Bale return

Osasuna stood firm to prevent Barca scoring in the league for the first time since January 2012.

updated: October 20, 2013 09:06 IST
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Madrid: Barcelona missed the chance to equal the best ever start to a Spanish league season as they dropped their first points of the campaign in a 0-0 draw at Osasuna.

With Lionel Messi starting on the bench, the visitors failed to make the most of their dominance in the first-half with Marc Bartra's wayward header their only serious effort on goal.

Neymar and Cesc Fabregas then passed up great chances to put Barca in front at the beginning of the second period before Messi was finally introduced for the final quarter.

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