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Benzema and Ronaldo fire Madrid to victory

Published: Monday 24 September 2012, 21.40CET
Goals in either half from Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo were enough to earn Real Madrid CF their second victory of the season at Rayo Vallecano de Madrid.
Benzema and Ronaldo fire Madrid to victory
Cristiano Ronaldo (centre) celebrates after doubling Madrid's lead at Rayo ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Monday 24 September 2012, 21.40CET

Benzema and Ronaldo fire Madrid to victory

Goals in either half from Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo were enough to earn Real Madrid CF their second victory of the season at Rayo Vallecano de Madrid.

Real Madrid CF scored in both halves against Rayo Vallecano de Madrid to win their second game of the season and move up to seventh, eight points adrift of rivals FC Barcelona at the summit.

Karim Benzema turned in Ángel Di María's centre from the left to score his first league goal of the season and give José Mourinho's side the lead on 13 minutes. The visitors continued to dominate after the break and Cristiano Ronaldo's 70th-minute penalty sealed Madrid's first away win of the campaign and ended a run of two consecutive defeats on the road. Rayo's misery was then compounded late on as Jose Manual Casado Bizcocho picked up his second yellow card for a foul on Mesut Özil.

In the night's other game, Sevilla FC scored twice in the final 15 minutes at RC Deportivo La Coruña to go fourth and maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Last updated: 25/09/12 0.20CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 03/07/2013 23:55 CET

24/09/2012

DeportivoDeportivo0-2SevillaSevilla

Negredo 75, Rakitić 84

Venue: La Coruna

24/09/2012

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano0-2Real MadridReal Madrid

Benzema 13, Ronaldo 70 (P)

Venue: Madrid

23/09/2012

AthleticAthletic0-0MálagaMálaga

Venue: Bilbao

23/09/2012

AtléticoAtlético2-1ValladolidValladolid

Godín 31, Falcao 45 (P)

Alberto Bueno 55

Venue: Madrid

23/09/2012

LevanteLevante2-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Barkero 70 (P), Martins 86

Zurutuza 23

Venue: Valencia

23/09/2012

MallorcaMallorca2-0ValenciaValencia

Victor Casadesus 8, Arizmendi 55

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

22/09/2012

BarcelonaBarcelona2-0GranadaGranada

Xavi Hernández 87, Borja Gómez 90+2 (o.g.)

Venue: Barcelona

22/09/2012

BetisBetis1-0EspanyolEspanyol

Paulão 18

Venue: Sevilla

22/09/2012

CeltaCelta2-1GetafeGetafe

Fernandez 57, Park Ju-Young 68

Barrada 59

Venue: Pontevedra

22/09/2012

ZaragozaZaragoza3-1OsasunaOsasuna

Hélder Postiga 4, Tímor 45 (o.g.), Apoño 71 (P)

Armenteros 29

Venue: Zaragoza

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