Rayo Vallecano Break 22-Year Hoodoo With Win Over Real Madrid

Rayo Vallecano were left celebrating their first Liga victory over Real Madrid in more than two decades as they inflicted more pain on Zinedine Zidane’s misfiring charges.

 

A penalty from Adrian Embarba in the first half proved the difference between the two Madrid sides in a 1-0 victory vital to Rayo’s hopes of staying in the Spanish top flight.

 

Sunday’s three points saw them move off the bottom of the table at Huesca’s expense, although Girona’s win leaves them six point short of survival with just three games remaining of the 2018-19 season.

 

Madrid showed little sign of getting back into the match in the absence of Karim Benzema and went down to their neighbours in a result that had not been seen in a generation.

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