Bernabéu unimpressed despite Real Madrid win over Rayo
A Karim Benzema goal saw Madrid beat Rayo Vallecano and get back to winning ways, but Los Blancos left the field to whistles at the Bernabéu.
Real Madrid 1-0 Rayo: as it happened
Real Madrid vs Rayo : preview
Real Madrid host strugglers Rayo Vallecano today (18:30 CET) aiming to get back to winning ways after suffering a record defeat in midweek.
Real reeling from midweek humbling by CSKA
CSKA Moscow sent shockwaves rippling across the continent when they claimed a 3-0 Champions League victory at the Bernabéu on Wednesday night, condemning the tournament holders to their heaviest ever home loss in Europe.
In their final game before flying to the UAE for the Club World Cup, Santi Solari's fourth-placed side will now look to bounce back in LaLiga against a team who have lost on each of their last eight visits to Madrid's stadium - most recently being humiliated 10-2 in 2015.
No De Tomás for Rayo at the Bernabéu
Rayo sit second from bottom in Primera División with just two league wins all season and, as part of the deal that took striker Raúl de Tomás to the club on a year-long loan from Madrid this summer, cannot field their top scorer this evening.
However, Míchel's men have managed to make life difficult for big-name opposition this term, having been unfortunate to lose by a single goal to both Atlético Madrid and Barcelona. Indeed, the latter defeat, at Vallecas last month, came despite Los Franjirrojos being ahead with three minutes to go.