Rayo Vallecano: Everything You Need to Know About La Liga's Surprise Package

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Rayo Vallecano: Everything You Need to Know About La Liga's Surprise Package
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It has not even been a month and already La Liga fans are being treated to a few surprises this season.

Real Madrid went without a victory in its first three matches, Espanyol and Valencia are winless and Malaga are somehow winning games despite a very tumultuous summer.

One of the biggest surprises is that the Madrid-based team with the best record at the moment is Rayo Vallecano—a team with less than one percent the income of the defending champs and nowhere near the talent of Atletico Madrid.

You mean the team that narrowly relegation last season with a controversial late winner and the team that sold their best player for almost nothing?

Yes, that Rayo. Los Vallecas.

We are only three weeks in and it is more likely that Rayo will eventually be back in the bottom four instead of the top four, but maybe not.

Last season, Levante showed how even the weakest, most financially inept teams can do very well in one of Europe's most balanced leagues—outside of the title race, of course.

Rayo have been the talk of the town around Madrid and many readers and fans are wanting to know more about the "other team in white."

Bleacher Report is here to bring you up to speed on one of Spain's most interesting clubs this season.

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