PLAYER RATINGS | Rayo Vallecano 3-2 Real Madrid

A dramatic Monday night at Vallecas saw the game go back and forth, but Rayo Vallecano handed Real Madrid their first defeat of the season. Los Blancos are now two points behind Barcelona, after a draw and a loss in their last two games.

RAYO VALLECANO

Stole Dimitrievski: 5 – Had to make zero saves in a night of unusual rustiness for Real Madrid.

Iván Balliu: 5 – Lucky to get away with just a yellow despite a nasty shove on Vinícius in the first half.

Florian Lejeune: 5 – Slipped in the box, allowing Militão to fire a free header for Madrid’s second.

Alejandro Catena: 5

Fran García: 7 – Assisted Comesaña for Rayo’s opener and was a constant livewire down the left flank. Conceded the penalty after a push on Asensio.

Óscar Valentín: 6

Santi Comesaña: 7 – Scored the game’s first goal and was brilliant, allowing Modrić and co little breathing room to operate in.

Isi Palazón: 7 – Majestic on the ball, immense in Rayo’s control in attack.

Óscar Trejo: 6 – Scored the eventual winner from the spot from a second chance, after a poor first attempt had been saved.

Álvaro García: 7 – Drove home a powerful left-footed strike to equalise on the stroke of half-time.

Sergio Camello: 5

SUBSTITUTES:

Unai López: 5

Ismaila Ciss: 5

Josep Chavarría: n/a

Radamel Falcao: n/a

REAL MADRID

Thibaut Courtois: 7 – Made a couple of great saves. Saved Trejo’s first penalty, and nearly his second attempt too.

Dani Carvajal: 3 – Conceded the penalty due to handball. Was responsible for the penalty having to be re-taken as he was inside the box. A terrible night.

Éder Militão: 6 – Scored with a great header after losing his marker in the opposition box.

David Alaba: 5

Ferland Mendy: 4 – Lost possession cheaply on a few occasions, and added precious little in the buildup.

Aurélien Tchouameni: 5

Fede Valverde: 5 – Not the Uruguayan’s most productive night, with most of his attempts not coming off.

Luka Modrić: 5 – Scored the penalty but an off night otherwise.

Marco Asensio: 7 – Madrid’s only shining light in offense tonight. Won the penalty and created two big chances.

Rodrygo: 4 – Missed a huge chance at the end as he blazed Asensio’s cross over the bar.

Vinícius Jr.: 4 – Victim on many occasions to foulplay by Rayo, but failed to create any danger offensively.

SUBSTITUTES:

Eduardo Camavinga: 5

Mariano Díaz: 4

Lucas Vázquez: n/a

Nacho Fernández: n/a

GSFN | Roddur Mookherjee

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