Spanish LALIGA

Real Madrid vs Rayo 2021-22 LaLiga

  • 14': Toni Kroos
  • 38': Karim Benzema
FT
2 - 1
  • 76': Radamel Falcao

Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos keep Real Madrid top of LaLiga with win over Rayo Vallecano

Real Madrid survived a late surge from Rayo Vallecano to win 2-1 at the Bernabeu on Satuday and maintain their spot at the top of LaLiga.

Match Commentary

  • 14': Goal! Real Madrid 1, Rayo Vallecano 0. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.Goal awarded following VAR Review.
  • 29': Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 38': Goal! Real Madrid 2, Rayo Vallecano 0. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Alaba with a cross.
  • 45'+1': Iván Balliu (Rayo Vallecano) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 45'+2': First Half ends, Real Madrid 2, Rayo Vallecano 0.
  • 45': Second Half begins Real Madrid 2, Rayo Vallecano 0.
  • 60': Substitution, Rayo Vallecano. Bebé replaces Isi Palazón.
  • 60': Substitution, Rayo Vallecano. Unai López replaces Óscar Trejo.
  • 68': Santiago Comesaña (Rayo Vallecano) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 69': Substitution, Rayo Vallecano. Radamel Falcao replaces Randy Nteka.
  • 76': Goal! Real Madrid 2, Rayo Vallecano 1. Radamel Falcao (Rayo Vallecano) header from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Álvaro García with a cross.
  • 81': Substitution, Rayo Vallecano. Sergi Guardiola replaces Radamel Falcao because of an injury.
  • 81': Substitution, Rayo Vallecano. José Pozo replaces Esteban Saveljich.
  • 83': Substitution, Real Madrid. Lucas Vázquez replaces Marco Asensio.
  • 83': Substitution, Real Madrid. Eden Hazard replaces Karim Benzema.
  • 90'+3': Substitution, Real Madrid. Nacho replaces Daniel Carvajal.
  • 90'+4': Second Half ends, Real Madrid 2, Rayo Vallecano 1.

Game Information

Competition: Spanish LALIGA

Venue: Santiago Bernabéu
Location: Madrid, Spain
Attendance: 43,283

Spanish LALIGA Standings

POS TEAM GP GD PTS
+47 Real Madrid 31 78 1
+28 Barcelona 31 70 3
+24 Girona 31 65 6
+23 Atlético Madrid 31 61 8
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Statistics

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14 Fouls 8
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
0 Offsides 4
5 Corner Kicks 4
5 Saves 5
45.4 Possession 54.6
19 SHOTS 15
7 ON GOAL 7
0.4 On Target % 0.5
0 Penalty Goals 0
0 Penalty Kicks Taken 0
395 Accurate Passes 488
443 Passes 551
0.9 Pass Completion % 0.9
8 Accurate Crosses 4
30 Crosses 14
0.3 Cross % 0.3
64 Long Balls 51
43 Accurate Long Balls 30
0.7 Long Balls % 0.6
5 Blocked Shots 2
8 Effective Tackles 14
17 Tackles 20
0.5 Tackle % 0.7
9 Interceptions 10
8 Effective Clearances 9
8 Clearances 9

Line-Ups

RMA Real Madrid (4-3-3)

No. Name
1 Thibaut Courtois (GK)
4 David Alaba
3 Éder Militão
23 Ferland Mendy
2 Dani Carvajal
14 Casemiro
8 Toni Kroos
25 Eduardo Camavinga
9 Karim Benzema
20 Vinícius Júnior
11 Marco Asensio

RAY Rayo Vallecano (4-2-3-1)

No. Name
13 Stole Dimitrievski (GK)
5 Alejandro Catena
24 Esteban Saveljich
33 Fran García
20 Iván Balliu Yellow Card
8 Óscar Trejo
23 Óscar Valentín
6 Santi Comesaña Yellow Card
9 Randy Nteka
18 Álvaro García
7 Isi Palazón

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