Rayo will fight La Liga relegation to the last day

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid


Rayo Vallecano’s 1-0 win over Real Madrid in Vallecas sparked epic scenes in the crowd at full time, as they beat their city rivals in La Liga for the first time 22 years.

However, more importantly, it gives Paco Jemez’s side a real chance of staying in the top flight – with the confidence that result can give.

The Mexican boss was clear post-match that defeat to Zinedine Zidane’s side would have meant an immediate return to the Segunda – but this win will give hope.

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Home form key to Rayo Vallecano’s La Liga survival bid

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano will be looking to pick up where they left off in 2018, as La Liga returns from its winter break this weekend.

The side from the south of Madrid, are currently second from bottom in the La Liga table, three points adrift of safety, with a five point cushion over basement club Huesca.

Michel’s side were in real need of a positive note to end 2018 on, following a Copa del Rey elimination at the hands of Leganes, and back to back league defeats at Real Betis and Real Madrid.

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Rayo Vallecano relying on home form to ease relegation fears

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano’s miserable run of form continued with a 3-0 La Liga defeat away at Valencia last weekend, keeping the side from in the relegation zone ahead of Game Week 14.

Michel’s side are now without a win since September 14th, away at Huesca, which has been their only victory of the La Liga season.

Inconsistency has dogged the side from the start of the season, with the results that do not match the performance becoming the hallmark of their campaign.

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La Liga Best XI – Week 11

ponsThis past weekend saw a couple of cracking games in La Liga, with Real Betis and Celta Vigo fighting out a thrilling 3-3 draw while Barcelona earned a hard-fought victory at Rayo Vallecano, triumphing 3-2. That win means the Catalans retain their three point lead over local rivals Espanyol at the top of La Liga, while Vallecano are four points adrift from safety, sitting second bottom. With that in mind, let us now take a look at which 11 players performed the respective roles the best in La Liga this weekend.

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