Real Madrid won 2-1 against Rayo Vallecano at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Wednesday night. The crowd applauded Vinicius Jr, who was present in the directors’ box, for his contribution to the team. Karim Benzema scored a remarkable goal in the 30th minute, with an assist from Fede Valverde. Although Rayo had opportunities to equalize, Raul de Tomas netted a goal in the 83rd minute, and Rodrygo scored a last-minute goal for Madrid.
The victory propelled Real Madrid to second place after Atletico Madrid drew 3-3 with Espanyol. Atletico appeared to be cruising after scoring three goals before halftime, but Espanyol rallied with three second-half goals. Meanwhile, Getafe claimed a surprise 1-0 win at Betis, and Villarreal won 2-0 against Cadiz. Sevilla drew 1-1 at Elche, playing with one less player for over 70 minutes.
The relegation battle intensified as seven teams battle relegation with only two games remaining. Real Sociedad needs another victory to secure a spot in the Champions League, and Sevilla’s hopes of securing seventh place took a hit. Gabriel Pezzella was dismissed in the 77th minute for dangerous play against Portu. Omar Aldarete scored the winning goal for Getafe. Nicolas Jackson netted two remarkable goals for Villarreal.
In conclusion, Real Madrid’s victory propelled them to second place, and Atletico Madrid drew 3-3 with Espanyol. The relegation battle intensified, and Real Sociedad needs another victory to secure a spot in the Champions League. Sevilla’s hopes of securing seventh place took a hit, and seven teams battle relegation with only two games remaining.