Real Madrid remain top of LaLiga with 2-1 win


Products You May Like

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.

Toni Kroos opened the scoring for Carlo Ancelotti’s side with Karim Benzema adding the second. Radamel Falcao pulled one back late in the second half.

– Ratings: Kroos, Vinicius both 8/10 in nervy Madrid win
Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)

ESPN+ viewer’s guide: Bundesliga, Serie A, MLS, FA Cup and more

It was an exciting start to the match with Rayo Vallecano nearly scoring from the first kick of the ball through Alvaro Garcia.

Real Madrid put the ball in the net moments later but it was disallowed for offside.

They kept attacking, however, and Kroos found an opening on 14 minutes. Initially, the powerful shot was chalked off as it seemed that Vinicius Junior was offside in the build-up but a VAR review reversed that decision.

Benzema doubled the lead on 38 minutes after David Alaba crossed the ball into the box. The goal marked his 10th in 11 LaLiga games.

Rayo Vallecano had few chances, once hitting the post with their best shot, until 77 minutes when they pulled one back through substitute Falcao.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

‘Out of hospital’: Lewy marks new post-Messi era
Euros winner Daly leaves Houston for Aston Villa
Ancelotti: Real Madrid can improve on last year
Pep: I don’t know if Bernardo will stay at City
Sources: Thiago out for up to six weeks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.