Real Madrid spoils Vinícius and beats Rayo

Real Madrid spoils Vinícius and beats Rayo

The Brazilian receives the support of the Bernabéu and is present together with Florentino Pérez in the 2-1 win for his team


Real Madrid beat Rayo Vallecano (2-1) this Wednesday on matchday 36 of LaLiga Santander, three points to maintain competitive tension in search of second place while the Vallecanos move away from the European zone, thanks to goals from Benzema and Rodrygo in a Santiago Bernabéu overturned with Vinícius Jr.

The Madrid striker did not play due to knee discomfort, released from the red he saw in Mestalla on Sunday. Two days of condemnations and measures against racism from all areas of society and sport followed at the player’s house. Vinícius thanked his teammates for their support, dressed in his shirt in the opening photo, and his fans, from the box next to the club’s president, Florentino Pérez. Without the ’20’, it was Rodrygo who encouraged the white attack and Benzema, the smartest to open the can.

The 1-0 came after half an hour, when Rayo fell asleep in a neutral boat. After one more start for the visitors, the Frenchman made a wall with Valverde and dodged Dimitrievski. The Ballon d’Or was a double surprise, since in addition to the quick action and protested by Iraola’s men, the Frenchman had been limping for a while.

Carlo Ancelotti’s team took the lead with the first shot on goal and maintained a good exercise behind with which Courtois hardly had any work. Rayo went from more to less, after half an hour of good football, with Óscar Valentín and Comesaña commanding the center of the field and concentration behind to prevent the rival’s advance.

Those from the strip tried from outside the area and with Álvaro García arriving from the left wing, but without aim. Madrid had moments of possession with which they disconnected Rayo, who were excessively aculated but without suffering shots while Benzema seemed out of action. This is how the 1-0 of the Frenchman hurt Vallecas more.

Despite Isi’s response without having the cannon of other days, Rayo accused the blow and Madrid liked it at that time, forgiving the second before the break. Ancelotti’s men signed their script at the restart, with possession and a more vertical game than a Rayo lacking in ideas. Modric and Valverde left their last services before the changes and the goal was closer to Dimitrievski’s goal.

Madrid did not mind not generating excessive danger, but Ancelotti’s low block did not leave a gap for the visitors. However, Iraola’s changes moved the hornet’s nest in search of the goal. Raúl de Tomás, Salvi and Falcao came on almost at once and, with ‘Tigre’ loose, ‘RDT’ found themselves without a mark to shoot the 1-1.

The ‘day of Vinícius’ was claimed by his compatriot Rodrygo with the 2-1 score and his fist in the air, in the 89th minute, after sneaking in with an infallible diagonal towards the rival goal. By just pressing, in the robbery of Kroos from Trejo, Madrid took the opportunity to offer a victory to ‘Vini’, an unpleasant but vital protagonist for football to have put its batteries against racism.


–RESULT: REAL MADRID, 2 – RAYO VALLECANO, 1. (1-0, at halftime).


REAL MADRID: Courtois; Carvajal, Rüdiger (Tchouameni, min.83), Alaba, Nacho; Camavinga, Kroos, Valverde (Ceballos, min.63), Modric (Asensio, min.71); Rodrigo, Benzema.

RAYO VALLECANO: Dimitrievski; Balliu, Lejeune, Catena, Fran García; Óscar Valentín, Comesaña (Trejo, min.63); Isi (Chavarria, min.63), Unai López (Salvi, min.82), Álvaro García (Falcao, min.82); Camello (Raúl de Tomás, min.69).


1 – 0, min.31, Benzema.

1 – 1, min.84, Raúl de Tomás.

2 – 1, min.89, Rodrygo.

–REFEREE: Gil Manzano (C. Extremadura). He admonished Carvajal (min.60) by Real Madrid. And Álvaro García (min.33), Unai López (min.51) and Comesaña (min.53), at Rayo.

–Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.