Rayo Vallecano

  • Ronaldo, Bale score as Real drub Rayo 5-0 30-03-2014 08:46 AM

    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...
  • Neymar back to bolster Barcelona attack against Rayo 13-02-2014 06:18 PM

    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,...
  • Barcelona ease past Malaga 3-0, reclaim top spot 27-01-2014 08:33 AM

    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...
  • Rayo beat Getafe to end five-game run without win 12-01-2014 08:35 PM

    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...
  • Alberto Bueno's brace gives Rayo Vallecano 2-2 draw at Real Betis 01-12-2013 08:47 PM

    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...
  • Valladolid crush struggling Rayo Vallecano 3-0 in La Liga 26-10-2013 08:44 AM

    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...
  • Rayo edge Sociedad on late penalty in La Liga 05-10-2013 11:42 PM

    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...
  • Barca second best in possession for first time since 2008 22-09-2013 02:30 PM

    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...
  • Rodriguez scores hat-trick as Barcelona thrash Rayo Vallecano 4-0 22-09-2013 01:27 AM

    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...
  • Barcelona's Sergio Busquets to miss Rayo match 21-09-2013 08:16 AM

    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...
  • Malaga's El Hamdaoui scores 3 in 5-0 rout of Rayo Vallecano 16-09-2013 11:28 AM

    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 31-08-2013 11:01 AM

    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...
  • Paco Jemez to coach Rayo Vallecano for one more year 30-05-2013 07:34 PM

    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...
  • Osasuna draw 2-2 at Rayo Vallecano in La Liga 27-04-2013 01:36 PM

    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...
  • Zaragoza, Vallecano record comeback victories in La Liga 11-11-2012 08:04 AM

    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...
  • Malaga lose 2-1 at home to Rayo in Spanish league 03-11-2012 09:38 PM

    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...
  • Messi hits 2 as Barcelona win 5-0 at Rayo 28-10-2012 02:58 AM

    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...
  • Espanyol beat Rayo 3-2 to get their first win of season 21-10-2012 11:51 PM

    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...