Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid | After 13 games in La Liga. Barcelona now leads by two points after defending champion Real Madrid suffered a loss against Rayo Vallecano on Monday. After Santi Comesana’s first goal. Luka Modric and Eder Militao scored for Real to overcome the deficit. But Rayo returned the favor by scoring through Alvaro Garcia Rivera before Oscar Trejo’s penalty gave them the victory.
In a thrilling game in Vallecas. Rayo Vallecano defeated Real Madrid for the first time this La Liga season, moving Barcelona to the top of the standings.
In the first half, Andoni Iraola’s team came out firing, looking to push Real Madrid high up the field. With the Vallecano midfield pursuing any stray passes, they prevented Real Madrid from having any time on the ball.
After only five minutes, Vallecano made a deserving breakthrough. To the delight of the 14,000 spectators inside Estadio de Vallecas. Santi Comesana completed a fluid counterattack to give the home team a 1-0 lead.
Despite his valiant efforts, Rayo was unable to locate the last ball. After 37 minutes, Luka Modric’s penalty kick after a foul on Marco Asensio allowed Real Madrid to tie the score once more.
Four minutes later. Los Blancos again benefitted from a set piece as Eder Militao sprang highest to head home Marco Asensio’s corner and give Madrid the lead.
The advantage held by Real Madrid didn’t last long, though, as Alvaro Garcia leveled the game on a volley following some pinball in the area. Rayo Vallecano continued to dominate in the second half by pressing forward as they did in the first. Without really producing anything substantial.
After a Carvajal handball in the 66th minute, Oscar Trejo had an opportunity to give his team the lead again from the penalty spot, but Courtois stopped his shot. When the penalty was called back owing to encroachment, Oscar Trejo again stepped up and made no errors, hammering the ball past Courtois, who dove in the proper direction but was unable to reach the ball.
In the 89th minute, Madrid had one more opportunity. Rodrygo missed a spectacular ball that Marco Asensio placed in from close range.
Finally, Trejo’s goal was the game-winner, continuing Rayo’s outstanding start to the season.
TALKING POINT: THE BRAVE ARE FAVORED BY FORTUNE
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid | For 98 minutes. Rayo Vallecano pressure. Pushed, and bothered Real Madrid as a result. They scored three outstanding goals and won all three points. They made it plain from on that they had no intention of standing by and letting Madrid control the game; instead, they decided to seize the initiative by putting themselves in Madrid’s path and denying them any time with the ball. They’ve profited from a gutsy. Fearless attitude before this season, and this time is no exception.
They now hold Barcelona and Atletico Madrid to draws while defeating Real Madrid and Sevilla. It’s a refreshing strategy from a team that absolutely deserved to win tonight because they have confidence in what they do well.