La Liga: Real Madrid suffers first league defeat of the season in opposition to Rayo Vallecano



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Real Madrid missed out on the prospect to return to the highest of La Liga as a retaken penalty gave Rayo Vallecano a shock 3-2 victory over Los Blancos.

It was Real’s first defeat within the league this season and offers Barcelona a two-point lead on the prime of La Liga after 13 video games.

The house aspect took an early lead in Tuesday’s sport as Santi Comesaña scored within the opening 5 minutes, however Real hit again later within the first half by means of Luka Modric’s penalty and Éder Militão’s acrobatic header.

The lead lasted solely three minutes as Rayo leveled simply earlier than halftime when Thibaut Courtois was unable to parry away Álvaro García’s drive.

Dani Carvajal’s handball halfway by means of the second half noticed Rayo awarded a penalty to go in entrance. Courtois saved Óscar Trejo try, however the goalkeeper got here off his line too early and the kick was retaken.

The ahead made no mistake the second time as he positioned his penalty past Courtois’ attain.

The end result means Rayo now has one win and two attracts in opposition to the highest three groups in La Liga this season – Barcelona, Real, and Atlético Madrid.

“I wasn’t surprised because we all know how they play, they were better and more precise than us today and it’s a well-deserved win for them,” Real Madrid supervisor Carlo Ancelotti advised Movistar Plus, in keeping with Reuters.

“We misplaced too many challenges. They have been overwhelming. It doesn’t matter in case you have extra high quality in case your rivals have extra depth than you.

“I think we started the season well but the team has felt the exhausting schedule ahead of the World Cup.”

Real, now with no league win in additional than two weeks, subsequent faces Cádiz on Thursday, and after that has a seven-week break whereas the World Cup takes place in Qatar.

Barcelona, in the meantime, has an opportunity to increase its lead on the prime of La Liga when it performs Osasuna on Tuesday.