Rayo Vallecano

  • Villarreal rout Rayo 4-0 in last Liga home game May 11, 2014

    Madrid: With a Europa league berth already secured, Villarreal rolled to a 4-0 win over 10-man Rayo Vallecano in their last home game of the Spanish league on Saturday. Ikechuwku Uche and Bruno Soriano scored in the first half and Jonathan Pereira struck in the 55th minute in the romp...
  • Athletic Bilbao seal Champions League place with Rayo win May 3, 2014

    Athletic Bilbao claimed a spot in next season's Champions League playoff round with a 3-0 win at Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Friday which was sealed by a late Ander Herrera free-kick. Athletic are fourth on 68 points, nine above Sevilla and with a superior head-to-head record against the Europa...
  • Ronaldo, Bale score as Real drub Rayo 5-0 March 30, 2014

    Barcelona: Diego Costa sparked Atletico Madrid's exhilarating 2-1 comeback at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, while Lionel Messi converted a late penalty to keep Barcelona one point behind the Spanish league leaders with a contentious 1-0 win at Espanyol. Cristiano Ronaldo scored as well before Gareth Bale netted a brace as Real...
  • Neymar back to bolster Barcelona attack against Rayo February 13, 2014

    Barcelona may have been well short of their best since Christmas but they remain alive in all competitions and can look forward to welcoming back Brazilian forward Neymar to reinforce their frontline against Rayo Vallecano in La Liga this weekend. It has been a good week for the Catalan club, who...
  • Barcelona ease past Malaga 3-0, reclaim top spot January 27, 2014

    Spain: Barcelona were unfazed by the recent departure of their club president amid a lawsuit as they eased to a 3-0 win over Malaga on Sunday to reclaim their share of the Spanish league lead. Lionel Messi didn't score but he played a part in two goals, setting up Pedro Rodriguez...
  • Rayo beat Getafe to end five-game run without win January 12, 2014

    Barcelona: Rayo Vallecano won 1-0 at Getafe's foggy Alfonso Perez Coliseum on Sunday to end a five-game streak without a win in the Spanish league. Rayo, who remained in the relegation zone, have now won all five of the league derbies between the Spanish capital's smaller clubs. Forward Alberto Bueno scored what...
  • Alberto Bueno's brace gives Rayo Vallecano 2-2 draw at Real Betis December 1, 2013

    Spain: Rayo Vallecano forward Alberto Bueno scored his second goal in injury time to secure a 2-2 draw at Real Betis on Sunday in the Spanish league. The result left the hosts struggling in last place while Rayo moved out of the relegation zone and into 17th. Defender Antonio Amaya headed Betis...
  • Valladolid crush struggling Rayo Vallecano 3-0 in La Liga October 26, 2013

    Madrid: Valladolid cruised to a 3-0 victory at Rayo Vallecano on Friday for their second win of the season through 10 rounds of the Spanish league. Valladolid's pressure frustrated Rayo's normally energetic attack while their forwards took full advantage of the their few scoring opportunities. Patrick Ebert opened in the 31st minute...
  • Rayo edge Sociedad on late penalty in La Liga October 5, 2013

    Barcelona: Real Sociedad lost their second game this week in agonizing fashion on Saturday, when Rayo Vallecano substitute Jonathan Viera earned and converted an 89th-minute penalty in the Spanish league. Sociedad had already fallen at Bayer Leverkusen to an injury-time free kick in the Champions League on Tuesday. The Basque side...
  • Barca second best in possession for first time since 2008 September 22, 2013

    Madrid: Possession-kings Barcelona had less than 50 per cent of the ball for the first time in five years when they won 4-0 at Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Saturday. The Spanish champions always take pride in their technical ability and the amount of possession they enjoy but Barca have...
  • Rodriguez scores hat-trick as Barcelona thrash Rayo Vallecano 4-0 September 22, 2013

    Spain: Pedro Rodriguez scored three goals and Victor Valdes saved another penalty in Barcelona's 4-0 win at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, keeping the defending Spanish league champions perfect through five rounds. Pedro scored from a pass by Lionel Messi in the 33rd minute and added two more goals in the 47th...
  • Barcelona's Sergio Busquets to miss Rayo match September 21, 2013

    Barcelona: Sergio Busquets has been left out of Barcelona's squad for Saturday's match at Rayo Vallecano, the club said on Friday, opening the door for Alex Song or Sergio Roberto to start in midfield. Coach Gerardo Martino, who replaced Tito Vilanova in the close-season, has sought to keep his squad fresh...
  • Malaga's El Hamdaoui scores 3 in 5-0 rout of Rayo Vallecano September 16, 2013

    Barcelona: Morocco striker Mounir El Hamdaoui scored a hat-trick and set up another goal in his first start for Malaga on Sunday in a 5-0 thrashing of Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish league. El Hamdaoui joined Malaga at the close of the summer transfer window, and with one start he...
  • Levante score their first win against 10-man Rayo August 31, 2013

    Barcelona: Levante won their first game of the Spanish league season on Friday when substitute Andreas Ivanschitz scored with the last kick of the game for a 2-1 victory at 10-man Rayo Vallecano. Rayo were down a man from the 60th minute when Alhassane 'Lass' Bangoura was dismissed for kicking Levante's...
  • Paco Jemez to coach Rayo Vallecano for one more year May 30, 2013

    Madrid: Spanish club Rayo Vallecano say they have reached a deal with coach Paco Jemez to stay on for another season. Jemez has far surpassed expectations in his first season at Rayo and guided the small club to the brink of a Europa League berth despite the departure of several players...
  • Osasuna draw 2-2 at Rayo Vallecano in La Liga April 27, 2013

    Madrid: Rayo Vallecano and Osasuna played to a 2-2 draw on Friday that left both teams short of their objectives in the Spanish league. Rayo stayed in eighth place and four points from the Europa League spots, while Osasuna edged five points clear of the drop before the rest of the...
  • Messi hits brace in Barcelona's 3-1 win over Rayo March 19, 2013

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi extended his Spanish league scoring record to 18 straight games with a brace in Barcelona's 3-1 win over visiting Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, making sure the leader avoided a letdown after their historic Champions League comeback against AC Milan. Messi set up David Villa to score Barcelona's...
  • Barcelona back to earth for home game against Rayo March 15, 2013

    Madrid: After the delirious high of Tuesday's Champions League fightback against AC Milan, Barcelona need to come down to earth for what should be a routine La Liga game at home to eighth-placed Rayo Vallecano this weekend. The thumping 4-0 victory over the Italians, which sent Barca through to the...
  • Real Zaragoza beat Rayo Vallecano 2-0 in Spanish League December 11, 2012

    Madrid: Goals by Franco Zuculini and Antonio Galdeano gave Real Zaragoza a 2-0 win at Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish league on Monday. Midfielder Jose Maria Movilla pounced on a loose ball in the penalty area and, having drawn goalkeeper David Cobeno out, deftly crossed the ball for Zuculini to...
  • Osasuna beats Rayo 1-0 to escape drop zone December 1, 2012

    Pamplona: Osasuna beat Rayo Vallecano 1-0 thanks to an early goal from striker Kike Sola on Friday, provisionally lifting the Pamplona-based team out of the Spanish league's relegation zone. Sola ran onto Alvaro Cejudo's pass down the right flank and beat goalkeeper David Cobeno with a chip shot from a tight...
  • Zaragoza, Vallecano record comeback victories in La Liga November 11, 2012

    Barcelona: Expected to struggle this season, Real Zaragoza and Rayo Vallecano showed their mettle by fighting back from two-goal deficits to record victories and move into the top half of the Spanish league on Saturday. Zaragoza roared from behind to rout 10-man Deportivo La Coruna 5-3 at Romareda Stadium, while Rayo...
  • Malaga lose 2-1 at home to Rayo in Spanish league November 3, 2012

    Madrid: Malaga fell to a 2-1 home loss to Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish league on Saturday as Francisco "Piti" Medina scored once in each half for the visitors. It was third-place Malaga's second defeat in 16 games in all competitions this season. Rayo started strong and Piti opened the scoring...
  • Messi hits 2 as Barcelona win 5-0 at Rayo October 28, 2012

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi scored twice to help Spanish leader Barcelona roll to a 5-0 win at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, as coach Tito Vilanova established the best start for a first-year coach in the 113-year history of the Catalan club. Cesc Fabregas set up David Villa's 20th-minute opener to put Barcelona...
  • Espanyol beat Rayo 3-2 to get their first win of season October 21, 2012

    Barcelona: Espanyol beat Rayo Vallecano 3-2 thanks to substitute Christian Stuani's injury-time winner on Sunday, earning the struggling side their first victory through eight rounds of the Spanish league season. Espanyol midfielder Joan Verdu made up for his early error that led to Leonardo Carrilho's 11th-minute opener by scoring from...
  • Abandoned Real-Rayo game to be played on Monday September 24, 2012

    Madrid: Real Madrid have reluctantly agreed to play their La Liga match at Rayo Vallecano on Monday, a day after the game was abandoned because of alleged lighting sabotage at Rayo's Estadio de Vallecas stadium. The game was due to kick off at 930 p.m. local time (1930 GMT) on Sunday...
  • Madrid's game postponed, Mallorca 2nd in La Liga September 24, 2012

    Barcelona: Mallorca's 2-0 win over Valencia to extend their excellent start and move up to second place in the Spanish league was overshadowed on Sunday by the postponement of Real Madrid's game at Rayo Vallecano due to a presumed act of sabotage that left Vallecas stadium insufficiently well lit. The Spanish...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid travel to Rayo Vallecano after City boost September 21, 2012

    Madrid: Real Madrid's win over Manchester City was just the first hurdle as the Spanish champions return to league play looking to confirm their recovery from a poor start to the season. Real's memorable 3-2 victory over City on Tuesday certainly provided a morale-boost for a team in disarray domestically, already...