Celta ends Rayo’s winning streak at home in Spanish league

Published:Nov 24, 202319:35
Celta ends Rayo’s winning streak at home in Spanish league

MADRID (AP) — Radamel Falcao was held scoreless as Rayo Vallecano’s profitable run at house was halted by Celta Vigo within the Spanish league on Monday.

The veteran Colombia striker scored the winner in Rayo’s win in opposition to Barcelona within the earlier spherical, however couldn’t capitalize on his probabilities in drawing with Celta 0-0.

The consequence ended Rayo’s five-match profitable streak at its Vallecas Stadium this season, holding the promoted Madrid membership in sixth place, 5 factors behind chief Actual Sociedad after 12 matches.

Rayo, again within the top-flight after two consecutive years within the second division, was making an attempt to win six in a row at house for the primary time for the reason that late Seventies. It had received 10 straight first-division league matches at house in opposition to Celta.

Celta stayed in 14th place, solely two factors from the relegation zone. It had misplaced three of its final 4 league matches.

Falcao’s greatest probabilities got here within the first half with a shot from inside the realm and a close-range header. He was substituted within the 73rd minute.

“We had the most significant chances but couldn’t score,” Rayo coach Andoni Iraola mentioned. “Their goalkeeper played well.”

Winless Levante later hosted Granada in a match between groups close to the underside of the standings. Levante is the one crew with no league win to this point. Granada has one.


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