Rayo Vallecano beat Real Madrid 3-2 in La Liga on Monday night, handing the champions their first defeat of the season in the Spanish top flight.
Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema calmed down to rave as Real Madrid looked to return to the top of La Liga in a thrilling game that saw the teams swap goals in the first half and Oscar Trejo score a second-half penalty. It brought a big win in the stadium. de Vaikas in Madrid
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The hosts opened the scoring in the 5th minute on a beautiful volley from Santiago Comsana, who deflected Fran García’s pass with a first-time shot that Madrid keeper Thibaut Courtois had no chance to glove.
In the 30th minute, Courtois was called into the game to keep Madrid’s score at one goal with Issy Palazon’s deflected shot from a distance.
The first half ended with a bang. Luka Modric scored for Madrid from the penalty spot after Marco Asensio was fouled in the box, then Eder Militão headed home a corner.
But Alvaro Garcia leveled for Rayo just before the break, and after a strange sequence in the Madrid penalty area that saw the ball drop right at the home striker’s feet at the back post, it was 2-2 at half-time. brought Courtois to a draw. .
A VAR review led to a goal for Andoni Iravela’s side, with video showing Dani Carvajal touched the edge of the box, allowing Trejo to slot home a second-time effort from the far post in the 67th minute. Courtois had Trejo’s first effort saved, but Carvajal was called for a foul on the shot and the Spaniard missed his second.
The referee gave a total of 7 yellow cards during the match, one of which was given to Vinicius Jr., Vinicius Jr. sent him off for rough play, and Rayo coach Iraola gave a straight red card for misconduct.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men struggled to get back into the game, but Rayo stood to see the result leave Madrid with 32 points from 13 games, two points behind leaders Barcelona. This season, the host was ranked eighth with 21 points.
“I’m not surprised because we all know how they play, they were better and more precise than us today and it’s a deserved win,” Ancelotti said after the game. We missed a lot of challenges. There were a lot of them. It doesn’t matter if you have more quality if your competitors are more intense than you.
I think we started the season well but the team has felt the grueling schedule before the World Cup.