Champions Real Madrid beaten by Rayo Vallecano

Champions Real Madrid beaten by Rayo Vallecano

Real Madrid lost for the primary time in La Liga this season as Rayo Vallecano got here from behind to beat them.

Santi Comesana put Rayo in entrance early on however Luka Modric’s penalty and an Eder Militao header meant Real led 2-1 before Alvaro Garcia made it 2-2.

Rayo’s Oscar Trejo then had a second-half penalty saved, nevertheless it had to be retaken as goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had come off his line too early.

Trejo scored the second time around to declare victory for Rayo.

Defeat meant La Liga and European champions Real missed the prospect to return to the top of the desk forward of Barcelona, who stay two factors clear after their 2-0 win at Almeria on Saturday.

Rayo transfer up to eighth and simply two factors outdoors the European locations after a 3rd successive victory.

An exciting encounter featured 31 efforts at goal, although Real solely managed two pictures heading in the right direction – with one notably wild effort from Federico Valverde crusing out of the stadium and into the balcony of a close-by condominium.

An ill-tempered match additionally featured 9 bookings and a pink card for Rayo manager Andoni Iraola, who was dismissed for improper conduct following a number of outbursts at the referee.

“I wasn’t surprised because we all know how they play. They were better and more precise than us today and it’s a well-deserved win for them,” said Real manager Carlo Ancelotti.

“We lost too many challenges. They were overwhelming. It doesn’t matter if you have more quality if your rivals have more intensity than you.

“I think we started the season well but the team has felt the exhausting schedule ahead of the World Cup.”

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