Ten-Men Real Madrid Beat Rayo Vallecano Thanks to Two Early Goals
But the real story line will be the referee in this encounter. Sergio Ramos received two yellow cards in under two minutes. But sadly Rayo Vallecano were not able to capitalize on their advantage as they fall in the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid 2-0 Rayo Vallecano (Morata 3', Ramos 12')
Official Starting Lineups
Real Madrid: Lopez; Ramos, Varane, Pepe, Coentrao; Khedira, Essien; Kaka, Ozil, Ronaldo; Morata
Rayo Vallecano: Ruben; Tito, Galvez, Figueras, Casado; Fuego, Trashorras; Lass, Dominguez, Piti; Leo Baptistao
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Real Madrid's victory brings them back to just four points behind Atletico Madrid. But Los Blancos still trail Barcelona by a massive 16 points in the table.
Rayo Vallecano will need to bounce back from this loss if they are to challenge for a spot in Europe. Los Vallecanos have a very good chance at finishing the best they every have in the La Liga table.
FT: Real Madrid 2-0 Rayo Vallecano
Real Madrid pulls off the victory despite being a man down. Alvaro Morata and Sergi Ramos score early, but Vallecano are not able to capitalize with an advantage.
3 Minutes of added time!
Can either side find the back of the net?
Very intriguing that Rayo Vallecano have enjoyed 61% possession on the night. Not many teams can do that against Los Blancos, especially with Real Madrid winning.
87'—Both teams trading possession often.
Neither side looks like they are going for a goal at this point. It appears as though both are playing for the final whistle.
No much time remaining for Rayo Vallecano. They have certainly played their hearts out and a goal could come.
However, stealing points at the Bernabeu now looks quite impossible.
80'—Jose Callejon comes on for Kaka.
The Brazilian exits the game having played one of his best games of he season. What does the future hold for Kaka?
77'—A great chance for Rayo Vallecano, but offside called.
Rayo strike the post after a beautiful free kick was sent into the box. But the lineman raises the flag as nothing appears to be going in Rayo's favor.
75'—Mourinho is not happy with the referee!
Vallecano play the ball with two hands but no card is given. You can understand where Mourinho's anger is coming from. The referee is no showing consistency.
74'—Khedira rounds the keeper but no goal comes.
The keeper cuts off the angle and a pass is sent across the box. But sadly for Real Madrid, no one was waiting to slot the chance home.
73'—Vazquez enters for Trashorras.
The Rayo attack continues to put crosses into the Real Madrid box. This change might give those crosses a better chance of delivering a goal.
68'—Angel Di Maria replaces Ozil.
The Argentine really needs to get himself going and this game provides the perfect chance.
67'—Real Madrid are getting plenty of chances.
Many shots are coming at the Rayo Vallecano keeper. But the defense is doing well to stomp out the chances.
63'—Jose Carlos comes on for Casada in the Ray Vallecano lineup.
63'—Piti's shot hits Leo Baptistao.
Piti had a brilliant chance to take a goal back for Rayo. But he hits his teammates with the shot and Madrid get possession back.
58'—Just as I mention Ozil, he earns a free kick for Real Madrid in a very dangerous area.
Despite his assist to begin the game, Ozil has been relatively disappointing in this encounter. Kaka has truly shown him up so far.
51'—Wonderful counter from Real Madrid, but nothing to show for it.
Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo link up beautifully on the break. A goal probably should have come but the Vallecano defense wins the ball back.
49'—Yellow card to Figueras
The Rayo defender upends Cristiano Ronaldo and finds his name in the referee's book.
Second Half Begins
No changes for either club as the match is underway again.
Real Sociedad and Levante played to a 1-1 draw in the first La Liga game today.
Valencia continue to improve as they defeated Mallorca by a score of 2-0.
Atletico Madrid cruised to a 3-0 victory against Real Valladolid and continue to stay ahead of Real Madrid.
Lastly, there is yet another La Liga game going on right now. Espanyol lead soaring side Real Betis 1-0 at halftime in Catalonia.
There has been lots of La Liga action today. Scores from today's other games are to follow.
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