Gareth Bale stepped up in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo to help Real Madrid secure a come back win against Rayo Vallecano and keep their title hopes alive.
Rayo Vallecano manager Paco Jemez has slammed the referees and called the result 'grotesque' and 'abnormal' after his teams 10-2 loss to La Liga giants Real Madrid.
Gareth Bale scored four times as Real Madrid came from behind to beat nine-man Rayo Vallecano 10-2 in a wild game at the Santiago Bernabeu to close the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid to two points.
With an almost full strength squad to chose from against Rayo Vallecano, pressure is on Rafael Benitez to ensure Real Madrid recover from a faltering title challenge that has seen them drop five points away from the top two in Spain.
Real Madrid CF face off against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday in a Madrid derby that manager Rafael Benitez must win to reassure fans of the club of his ability after last week's defeat to Villarreal.
FC Barcelona superstar Neymar scored four and assisted one as the Catalans recorded a 5-2 win over Rayo Vallecano to go joint top of the table alongside arch rivals Real Madrid.
The Brazilian scored four goals on Saturday in the Blaugrana's 5-2 rout of Rayo Vallecano, taking his tally to 8 goals for the season, more than anybody else in the league
FC Barcelona take on Rayo Vallecano hoping to bounce back from their painful defeat to Sevilla before the international break.
FC Barcelona have golden chance to take the lead over Real Madrid at the summit of La Liga after the Los Blancos’ shocking defeat at the hands of Athletic Club yesterday. But coach Luis Enrique has warned his players to not to underestimate the strength of Rayo Vallecano.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti will be hoping for his team to continue their good run of form when they host Rayo Vallecano at Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.