Sunday February 17, 2013 Day 24 Finished Bernabéu

Real Madrid 2 - 0 Rayo Vallecano

  • Morata 3’
  • Ramos 12’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Real Madrid
    • Rayo Vallecano
    • FT And there is the full-time whistle – an eventful evening even if the second half was somewhat dull. Real Madrid have the points but Sergio Ramos sent-off.
    • 90+1 Rayo looking to pump long balls into the box but Real look safe and secure.
    • 90' We will have three extra minutes.
    • 89' 61 per cent possession for Rayo but they have not used it well in this second half.
    • 87' Ronaldo rises like he did on Tuesday night to try and get on the end of a cross but he barges into his own man Callejon and doesn't get anywhere near the ball.
    • 86' Lass fouls Coentrao - they want a second yellow but that was a foul and nothing more.
    • 84' A host of Rayo players are looking to pounce on a deflected shot but they were all offside.
    • 83' Delibasic comes on for Piti - that is Rayo's last change.
    • 82' A very good shift from Kaka comes to an end. He goes off and Callejón enter the fray.
    • 80 A very good shift from Kaka comes to an end. He goes off and Callejón enter the fray.
    • 78' Lass flashes over a superb cross and Leo Baptistao just can't get on the end of it.
    • 77' OFF THE POST FROM RAYO!! Vazquez hits the outside of the post after the free into the box was flicked on. There could have been as many as three Rayo players offside but there was no flag.
    • 76' Pepe booked for bringing down Leo Baptistao.
    • 75' Lass with a handball that is clear as day – he has already been booked and it is amazing that he is not sent-off after what happened to Ramos.
    • 74' Very nearly a third goal for Real Madrid, as for a moment it looks like Kaka is going to round the keeper and score but he just runs out of space and is forced to cross.
    • 72' Franco Vazquez, on loan from Palermo, comes on for Trashorras,
    • 70' Galvez goes over his own man and the referee stops play and makes Kaka play the ball back to Rayo off the drop ball – another odd decision.
    • 69' The game has gone scrappy but that will suit Real.
    • 67' Ozil has been quiet for the last 10 minutes or so after having previously been very impressive and he is now going off. Angel Di Maria comes on.
    • 66' Khedira puts a very good chance wide of the target. Kaka found him excellently with a cut back but the German miss-hit his attempt.
    • 65' Real Madrid looking quite sounds defensively in this second-half. That early quick-fire start might just prove to be enough.
    • 64' José Carlos on for Rayo for Casado - attacking sub. Midfielder for a left-back.
    • 63' Ronaldo booked for a tackle on Jordi Figueras and again it looked a little harsh.
    • 62' Piti has a shot blocked by his own man Leo Baptistao and it is a free out as Baptistao was offside. Piti does not look impressed.
    • 61' Fuego whips in a dangerous looking cross but no Rayo man can get on the end of it.
    • 60' Lass drops the shoulder on Coentrao and tries a quick shot from just inside the area but the angle is tough and he finds only side-netting.
    • 59' It is Ozil though who takes the free-kick and he can't beat the wall.
    • 58' Ozil fouled about 30 yards out just to the right a little…certainly Ronaldo country.
    • 57' Khedira gets a low shot on target but not enough power on it to cause Ruben any danger. Real looking dangerous on the break now though.
    • 56' Half chance for Kaka but he drags another shot wide of the target.
    • 54' Khedira the latest Real player who produces a poor pass – groans from the home fans.
    • 53' Ronaldo now gives the ball away and he is looking very laboured out there – not sure if he has picked up a knock or is just tired.
    • 51' Good counter attack from Real but Kaka just can't find Ronaldo with a cross.
    • 50' Ronaldo slipped him but he is offside. Getting more involved in the game now though is the Portuguese master.
    • 49' Jordi Figueras booked for a foul on Ronaldo.
    • 48' RAYO SHOULD HAVE A PENALTY!!! Corner into the box and it clearly hits the hand of Coentrao – another shocker from the referee.
    • 47' Ronaldo has been very quiet this evening. He tries a shot from distance but it is straight at Ruben – He apologises for not passing to Kaka.
    • 46' And we are back underway - no changes to either side.
    • HT And there is the whistle. Real lead 2-0 but Sergio Ramos' red card means they are down to 10-men. Interesting second half coming up that is for sure.
    • 45' One extra minute.
    • 44' RAYO'S BEST CHANCE OF THE MATCH…. Trashorras has all sorts of time and space in the box to line up a shot. It looks to bounce up nicely for him but he blazes it over the bar. Really should have done better.
    • 43' Rayo have had 62 per cent of the possession which tells you what an odd match this is now.
    • 42' Tito booked for another cynical tackle – this time on Kaka.
    • 42' Superb and timely tackle from Varne in the box just as Piti was looking to shoot.
    • 41' Lass has a shot blocked at close range from Varane.
    • 40' Rodriguez unhappy after getting Pepe's boot on his back. It LOOKED accidental but it is Pepe. You can see another red in this game.
    • 39' Essien tries a 35-yarder but that just rolls harmlessly wide.
    • 38' Lovely run forward by Kaka but then Ozil and Khedira kind of get in each other's way and a Rayo defender can slide in and end the danger.
    • 37' Lass booked for a cynical trip on Ozil.
    • 36' Great build-up from Real Madrid….quick passing again, Ozil plays in Ronaldo who then rounds Ruben but he can only fire into the side netting with the angle so tight.
    • 34' Lass wants a free after being nudged off the ball by Albiol but that looked just about fair.
    • 33' Trashorras booked for a foul on Khedira as former Stuttgart man looked to launch a counter attack.
    • 32' First shot on target from Rayo – it comes from Rodriguez but it was straight at Diego Lopez.
    • 31' The corner overruns everyone and goes out for a Real Madrid goal kick.
    • 30' Tito deflects a cross off Kaka – corner to Rayo.
    • 29' Piti tries a shot from outside the box but it is always rising.
    • 28' How unlucky for Morata who is being sacrificed for an extra defender. Albiol comes on and that all goes back to the Ramos red card.
    • 27' Ronaldo now feels that Tito should be charged with a handball but nothing given.
    • 25' Rayo are the team now on the front foot. A goal for them would make things very interesting.
    • 24' Lass is charged with a handball on the edge of the box but there is no booking this time. Just no consistency.
    • 23' Michael Essien has been playing at right-back since Ramos went off.
    • 22' Leo Baptistao has been just fired a shot well over the bar for Rayo who are growing in confidence now they have an extra man.
    • 21' Piti with a pathetic dive in the box for Rayo – no penalty but where is the yellow card for him? The home fans are furious.
    • 18' AND RAMOS IS NOW SENT OFF!!!! He is has been charged with a handball just seconds after his first yellow and that again looked it harsh. Mourinho does not look impressed – him and Ramos are not the best of friends but that looked harsh. His 16th Liga red card.
    • 17' Ramos gets a yellow card for a push on Trashorras – looked a little harsh.
    • 16' Essien with an excellent shot from the corner of the box and Ruben has to push it over acrobatically for a corner.
    • 15' Ruben has to flick away a cross from Morata with Ronaldo lurking.
    • 15' Essien with a good ball into Khedira but the touch of the German international is a bit heavy.
    • 13' It is wet in Madrid but the Real fans are singing in the rain.
    • 12' GOAL REAL!!! Ozil delivers the free-kick in and Ramos dives in to head home his third goal of the season. Poor defending from Rayo.
    • 11' Ramos skips by Casado and is fouled. Chance to put in a cross for Real.
    • 10' Rayo have settled into this match a bit more now after Real's fast start.
    • 9' Dominguez is found in behind the Real defense. Difficult angle for him but he fires a decent shot across the face of the goal and it goes just wide.
    • 8' Ronaldo caught in possession allows Rayo to clear. A rare sight.
    • 7' Real running riot in these early stages. Kaka fires a shot just wide of the target after a beautiful pass from Ronaldo.
    • 6' Khedira with a brilliant ball down the left to Ozil – the German though with a poor cross with his weaker right foot that Ruben can gather.
    • 5' Game over already? Certainly not the start that Rayo were looking for.
    • 3' GOAL FOR REAL!!! And it is Morata on his full league debut – what a start for the 20-year-old. Real streamed bodies forward and Ozil checked the ball back for Morata who swept in from just outside the six-yard box.
    • 2' Long ball looks to find Morata but it is just a little bit too far beyond the young striker.
    • 1' For a moment it looks like Ronaldo is in after just 47 seconds but he was offside and hit it wide anyway.
    • 1' And Real Madrid get us underway.
    • 19:58 The teams coming out now. Real in all white as usual. Rayo wearing black with a red 'Peru style' band across the the shirt.
    • 19:55 A chilly night in Madrid – lots of player were wearing hats and gloves in the warm-ups.
    • 19:50 Real Madrid are best priced 2/9 for the victory today. Rayo Vallecano a huge 14/1 for the upset and 15/2 the best price you can get on the draw.
    • 19:45 The big news is that youngster Alvaro Morata starts up front for Real Madrid. The 6' 3" striker has had minimal first team chances and has mainly played for Real Madrid's B team.
    • 19:40 TEAM NEWS: Real Madrid: Diego López; Ramos, Pepe, Varane, Coentrao; Essien, Khedira, Ronaldo, Ozil, Kaká; Morata. Subs: Jesús; Carvalho, Albiol, Rodríguez; Di María, Callejón,Benzema. /// Rayo: Rubén; Tito, Gálvez, Figueras, Casado; Javi Fuego, Trashorras; Chori, Piti, Lass; Dominguez, Leo Baptistao. Subs: Cobeno, Delibasic, González, José Carlos, Amat, Arbilla, Vazquez
    • 19:35 With Atletico Madrid on course to win at Valladolid, Real need to win just to stay four points behind their major city rivals. Vallecano, also from Madrid, will be level on points with fifth place Valencia if they pick up an unlikely win today.
    • 19:30 Welcome to our live coverage as Real Madrid take on their city rivals Rayo Vallecano at the Bernabeu.
  • Summary

    • 77' OFF THE POST FROM RAYO!! Vazquez hits the outside of the post after the free into the box was flicked on. There could have been as many as three Rayo players offside but there was no flag.
    • 74' Very nearly a third goal for Real Madrid, as for a moment it looks like Kaka is going to round the keeper and score but he just runs out of space and is forced to cross.
    • 48' RAYO SHOULD HAVE A PENALTY!!! Corner into the box and it clearly hits the hand of Coentrao – another shocker from the referee.
    • 44' RAYO'S BEST CHANCE OF THE MATCH…. Trashorras has all sorts of time and space in the box to line up a shot. It looks to bounce up nicely for him but he blazes it over the bar. Really should have done better.
    • 42' Superb and timely tackle from Varne in the box just as Piti was looking to shoot.
    • 36' Great build-up from Real Madrid….quick passing again, Ozil plays in Ronaldo who then rounds Ruben but he can only fire into the side netting with the angle so tight.
    • 18' AND RAMOS IS NOW SENT OFF!!!! He is has been charged with a handball just seconds after his first yellow and that again looked it harsh. Mourinho does not look impressed – him and Ramos are not the best of friends but that looked harsh. His 16th Liga red card.
    • 16' Essien with an excellent shot from the corner of the box and Ruben has to push it over acrobatically for a corner.
    • 12' GOAL REAL!!! Ozil delivers the free-kick in and Ramos dives in to head home his third goal of the season. Poor defending from Rayo.
    • 9' Dominguez is found in behind the Real defense. Difficult angle for him but he fires a decent shot across the face of the goal and it goes just wide.
    • 7' Real running riot in these early stages. Kaka fires a shot just wide of the target after a beautiful pass from Ronaldo.
    • 3' GOAL FOR REAL!!! And it is Morata on his full league debut – what a start for the 20-year-old. Real streamed bodies forward and Ozil checked the ball back for Morata who swept in from just outside the six-yard box.
    • 19:40 TEAM NEWS: Real Madrid: Diego López; Ramos, Pepe, Varane, Coentrao; Essien, Khedira, Ronaldo, Ozil, Kaká; Morata. Subs: Jesús; Carvalho, Albiol, Rodríguez; Di María, Callejón,Benzema. /// Rayo: Rubén; Tito, Gálvez, Figueras, Casado; Javi Fuego, Trashorras; Chori, Piti, Lass; Dominguez, Leo Baptistao. Subs: Cobeno, Delibasic, González, José Carlos, Amat, Arbilla, Vazquez
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  • Real Madrid

    Manager: José Mourinho

  • Rayo Vallecano

    Manager: Paco

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