Rayo Vallecano Stuns La Liga Champions Real Madrid In Five-Goal Thriller.

 Rayo Vallecano came from behind to beat Real Madrid 3-2 on Monday with the LaLiga champions failing to reclaim top spot in the standings after two consecutive games without a win.

The Los Blancos had won both meetings with Rayo Vallecano last season, but only by one goal on each occasion.

Rayo opened the scoring five minutes into the game at the Estadio de Vallecas when midfielder Santi Comesana finished from inside the box but Real went ahead after scoring two goals in four minutes.

The first came in the 37th minute when Croatian playmaker Luka Modric converted a penalty after Marco Asensio was fouled inside the box and the second came in the 41st minute with a towering header by Eder Militao.

However, Rayo forward Alvaro Garcia scored the equaliser by scrambling home a loose ball to make it 2-2 just before the half-time.

Rayo were then given a penalty of their own in the 67th minute after a handball by defender Dani Carvajal inside the area. Real's Thibaut Courtois stopped Oscar Trejo's effort but the kick had to be retaken because the goalkeeper left his line too early.

Trejo didn't waste his second chance, scoring what proved to be the winner with a tidy finish to the goalkeeper's left.

Barcelona are top on 34 points, two ahead of Real Madrid and ten ahead of third-placed Atletico Madrid.

Following their third consecutive win, Rayo climbed to eighth place with 21 points, two points off the European qualification spots.

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