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Adrian Embarba scored from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute in a fully deserved 1-0 victory for Rayo Vallecano over Real Madrid at Estadio de Vallecas. Rayo are now six points off safety with three games to play.
Join us for live coverage of the La Liga clash between Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid from the Estadio de Vallecas. Rayo Vallecano will be effectively relegated if they lose and must win to have any realistic chance of survival.
Zinedine Zidane and Paco Jemez meet again two years after their most recent encounter... and almost five years later after an episode in which the current Rayo coach attacked Zidane for the controversy over his training badge.
We look ahead to Real's late season trip across Madrid to face a struggling Rayo Vallecano side. As well as previewing the game, we will look at the possible line-ups for each side.
The star French player has suffered a a muscular injury to his left femoral bicep, as published in Real Madrid's press release. Benzema will be out of Sunday's squad list for Madrid's match against Rayo Vayecano and could even be out for what's left of the season.
Once his loan at Rayo Vallecano comes to an end, Raúl de Tomás would like to return to Real Madrid. That is, according to AS, if he is assured that he will have the chance to fight for a place in the starting eleven.
Eder Sarabia, Betis' number two to the manager, has been banned for three games while players Pablo Fornals (Villarreal) and the Argentine Franco Di Santo (Rayo Vallecano) have been banned for two games by the Federation's Competition Committee in relation to matchday 29 of La Liga.
Following the sacking of Michel as head coach, LaLiga strugglers Rayo Vallecano have announced the return of Paco Jemez.
Gerard Lopez has asked not to politicise the decision taken by some clubs such as Valladolid, Villarreal, Huesca and Rayo Vallecano to refuse to release their players for the friendly between Catalonia and Venezuela. As a result, the Catalans will not be at full strength for the clash.
Rayo Vallecano have parted ways with Michel just 10 matches out from the end of the LaLiga season.