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#Rayo Vallecano

# rayo-vallecano - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

6 months on, Rayo and Albacete complete second half

Spanish football returned today for the first time in three months.

# rayo-vallecano - Friday 27 December, 2019

Match that was abandoned after player called a 'Nazi' to resume

Rayo Vallecano will play Albacete in an empty stadium following an incident involving Roman Zozulya.

# rayo-vallecano - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Real Madrid's miserable season hits new low with shock Rayo defeat

The European champions latest indignity it a defeat to a team languishing in 19th position.

# rayo-vallecano - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

What is going wrong for Barcelona's €160 million man?

Philippe Coutinho has struggled at the Camp Nou since his move from Liverpool.

# rayo-vallecano - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Messi penalty helps Barcelona rally from behind to restore seven-point lead

Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez were also on target for Ernesto Valverde’s side.

# rayo-vallecano - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Barcelona strike twice in three minutes to snatch victory at Rayo Vallecano

Dembele and Suarez were on the mark late on to save Valverde’s side.

# rayo-vallecano - Saturday 4 November, 2017

The forgotten Madrid team - Getting to the heart of Rayo Vallecano's working class heroes

Irish journalist Robbie Dunne has written a book about what makes Los Franjirrojos special.

# rayo-vallecano - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Injury forces former Spain and Swansea striker Michu to end his career at 31

“I feel privileged to have fulfilled a dream that is shared by so many of us since childhood.”

# rayo-vallecano - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Bale steps up to the plate as Ronaldo-less Real Madrid complete comeback TIGHT AT THE TOP This post contains videos

Bale steps up to the plate as Ronaldo-less Real Madrid complete comeback

Zinedine Zidane’s side turned the game on its head after falling two goals behind to Rayo Vallecano.

# rayo-vallecano - Friday 22 April, 2016

Ronaldo set to miss out on La Liga record for Real Madrid

An MRI scan has confirmed that the 31-year-old is suffering from muscle fatigue.

# rayo-vallecano - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Manchester United flop scores another stunner as Spanish resurgence continues Hit Me Bebe This post contains videos

Manchester United flop scores another stunner as Spanish resurgence continues

Bebe has found quite a bit of form since joining Rayo Vallecano.

# rayo-vallecano - Monday 11 January, 2016

8 of Lionel Messi's best performances in 2015

The Barcelona attacker won his fifth Ballon d’Or this evening.

# rayo-vallecano - Sunday 20 December, 2015

Gareth Bale scores 4 as Real Madrid win 10-2

Manager Rafa Benitez was whistled prior to kick-off.

# rayo-vallecano - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Neymar gave his best Robert Lewandowski impression for Barca this evening

Barcelona had a four-goal haul from Neymar to thank as they got back to winning ways against Rayo Vallecano in La Liga.

# rayo-vallecano - Friday 16 October, 2015

Bebe: I thought Manchester United move was a joke

The striker insists Alex Ferguson believed in his ability.

# rayo-vallecano - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Man United's biggest ever flop? Bebe dispels some myths with this STUNNING strike

The 25-year-old is currently on loan with Rayo Vallecano.

# rayo-vallecano - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Spanish club unveil new rainbow jersey to support ALL of the causes

€7 from every sale will be divided between a range of charities.

# rayo-vallecano - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Ronaldo's staggering record continues as he reaches 300 goals in just 288 games

Real Madrid are four points behind Barcelona in La Liga after Ronaldo and James Rodriguez secured a 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.

# rayo-vallecano - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Lionel Messi has now scored 342 goals in his last 340 Barca games

Rivals Real Madrid slipped up last night, as they were beaten 1-0 by Athletic Bilbao.

# rayo-vallecano - Monday 24 November, 2014

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These photos of a Spanish woman being evicted are heartbreaking

A football team has offered to help the 85-year-old.

# rayo-vallecano - Saturday 8 November, 2014

VIDEO: Gareth Bale on target in emphatic Real win

The Welsh international took just nine minutes to make his mark.

# rayo-vallecano - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Messi and Neymar do the business while Atletico crash to earth

Barca won 2-0 at Vallecano but Valencia bested Atletico Madrid.

# rayo-vallecano - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Real Betis player asks to be substituted after first-half horror show

Safe to say Paulao has had better games.

# rayo-vallecano - Monday 31 March, 2014

Carlo Ancelotti criticises Real Madrid fans after they boo their own team

The supporters were keen to voice their frustration at the last two defeats, jeering a number of players including Ronaldo.

# rayo-vallecano - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Bale scores great counter-attack goal while Atletico beat Bilbao to reclaim top spot La Liga This post contains videos

Bale scores great counter-attack goal while Atletico beat Bilbao to reclaim top spot

Real Madrid were comfortable winners at home while their cross-town rivals secured a gritty win on the road.

# rayo-vallecano - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Sublime Messi lob and Neymar thunderbolt help Barcelona hit Rayo for six

It was another record-setting night for the Argentinian.

# rayo-vallecano - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Rayo Vallecano fans stage a mock funeral for 'the soul of football'

The Spanish club’s supporters lamented a sport ‘killed by corruption, business and crazy kick-off times’.

# rayo-vallecano - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Rayo Vallecano use spirit of Bert and Ernie to protest late kick-off times

It’s not really Bert or Ernie, but it was really, really late.

# rayo-vallecano - Saturday 2 March, 2013

The Clasico that time forgot: Barca, Real face off in Saturday afternoon La Liga clash

Didn’t we… didn’t we just have one of these?

# rayo-vallecano - Monday 18 February, 2013

Sergio Ramos scores, then gets booked twice in a minute, as Real win 18 Minutes Of Fame This post contains videos

Sergio Ramos scores, then gets booked twice in a minute, as Real win

Ramos did more in 18 minutes last night than some players do in a whole season.

# rayo-vallecano - Saturday 15 December, 2012

La Liga preview: Messi, Falcao face off in showpiece

This looks tasty. The Colombian striker leads his second-placed side to the Camp Nou tomorrow.

# rayo-vallecano - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Champions League Group C preview: Malaga set to cement knockout spot

A win at the San Siro will ensure Manuel Pellegrini’s side progress to the knockout round in what would be a huge boost to the financially-stricken club.

# rayo-vallecano - Saturday 3 November, 2012

La Liga preview: Barca look to edge clear

Barca’s last league match saw them romp to a 5-0 win over Rayo Vallecano. They face Celta Vigo tonight.

# rayo-vallecano - Saturday 20 October, 2012

La Liga preview: Real battling injuries ahead of Celta clash

The defending La Liga champions find themselves in an unfamiliar fifth on the La Liga table after seven matches, eight points adrift of the leaders.

# rayo-vallecano - Monday 1 October, 2012

La Liga wrap: High five for Real Madrid

La Liga wrap: High five for Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho’s men were made to come-from-behind but guess who got a hat-trick in the end?

# rayo-vallecano - Monday 24 September, 2012

Rayo president slams 'football terrorism'

The game against champions Real Madrid was put off by 24 hours after the lights at Estadio de Vallecas failed to operate and could not be immediately repaired.

Lights out: Real Madrid match abandoned after vandals cut electrical cables

Their trip to Rayo Vallecano had to be postponed after the floodlights failed.

# rayo-vallecano - Friday 21 September, 2012

La Liga preview: Barca primed to extend streak

The 2010/11 champions have made blistering start to the season and could go 11 points clear.

# rayo-vallecano - Saturday 15 September, 2012

La Liga preview: Tough tests for Barcelona, Real Madrid

Barca take on Getafe with new coach Tito Vilanova looking to keep his good start going.

# rayo-vallecano - Sunday 26 August, 2012

La Liga match report: Messi double saves Barcelona Fortuitous This post contains videos

La Liga match report: Messi double saves Barcelona

Barcelona secured a less-than-convincing win against 10-man Osasuna today.

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