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Rayo Vallecano hit back to sink La Real

Published: Monday 10 March 2014, 23.59CET
Second-from-bottom Rayo Vallecano de Madrid claimed a stunning victory at high-flying Real Sociedad de Fútbol to leave them just four points off 11th spot in the Liga.
Rayo Vallecano hit back to sink La Real
Rayo Vallecano earned a second successive win ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 10 March 2014, 23.59CET

Rayo Vallecano hit back to sink La Real

Second-from-bottom Rayo Vallecano de Madrid claimed a stunning victory at high-flying Real Sociedad de Fútbol to leave them just four points off 11th spot in the Liga.

Real Sociedad de Fútbol's hopes of finishing in the top four in Spain suffered a major dent as they were stunned 3-2 at home by struggling Rayo Vallecano de Madrid.

La Real went into the match having lost just one of their previous 26 home league games, and had the perfect start when Iñigo Martínez broke the deadlock inside two minutes. Joaquín Larrivey quickly levelled from the spot, however, and though Rubén Pardo made it 2-1 before the break, second-half goals from Alberto Bueno (47) and Rubén Rochina (67) earned the visitors a stunning victory. The result leaves Real Sociedad eight points adrift of fourth-placed Athletic Club.

Rayo Vallecano remain second from bottom but four points now separate them from 11th. Two of the teams in the thick of it met earlier in the evening, as Málaga CF moved level with opponents CA Osasuna three points clear of the relegation zone after a 2-0 away victory that looked unlikely when, leading through Samu's early goal, Jesús Gámez was sent off seven minutes into the second half. Yet with Willy in fine form Osasuna could not find a way through, their misery compounded by Nordin Amrabat's 66th-minute strike.

Last updated: 11/03/14 10.37CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 10/03/2014 23:50 CET

10/03/2014

Real SociedadReal Sociedad2-2Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Iñigo Martínez 2, Pardo 45+1

Alberto Bueno 47, Rochina 67

Venue: San Sebastian

10/03/2014

OsasunaOsasuna0-2MálagaMálaga

García Sánchez 14, Amrabat 66

Venue: Pamplona

09/03/2014

ValenciaValencia1-1AthleticAthletic

Paco Alcácer 23

Aritz Aduriz 53 (P)

Venue: Valencia

09/03/2014

Real MadridReal Madrid3-0LevanteLevante

Ronaldo 11, Marcelo 49, Karabelas 81 (og)

Venue: Madrid

09/03/2014

AlmeríaAlmería1-3SevillaSevilla

Vidal Parreu 85

Bacca 31, Daniel Carriço 51, Gameiro 77

Venue: Almeria

09/03/2014

EspanyolEspanyol3-1ElcheElche

López Silva 2, Colotto 21, Pizzi 58

Fuentes Hernández 88 (og)

Venue: Barcelona

08/03/2014

GranadaGranada2-0VillarrealVillarreal

Rico Castro 23 (P), El Arabi 33

Venue: Granada

08/03/2014

CeltaCelta0-2AtléticoAtlético

Villa 62, 64

Venue: Pontevedra

08/03/2014

BetisBetis2-0GetafeGetafe

Baptistao 16, Rubén Castro 39

Venue: Sevilla

08/03/2014

ValladolidValladolid1-0BarcelonaBarcelona

Rossi 17

Venue: Valladolid

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