A 0-0 draw put an end to Madrid’s flawless play at home and prevented them from moving into first place in the standings behind Girona after 12 rounds.
Girona, who beat Osasuna 4-2 on Saturday, moved up three points. Had Madrid beaten Rayo, they would have moved into the lead on goal difference.
Madrid controlled the match, but failed to realize their scoring opportunities: both Bellingham and Vinicius Júnior failed to break through Rayo’s goal.the result, but not the way we played, Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said. Sometimes you win a match that you don’t deserve. Rayo’s streak in the league to an unprecedented eight matches: two wins and six draws. Club cMS BROTHERS THRIVE
Brothers Iñaki and Nico Williams led Athletic Bilbao to a 3-2 victory over Villarreal.
Nico set up Iñigo Ruiz de Galarreta’s goal two minutes after kickoff and scored his second goal in the 22nd minute. His older brother Iñaki added a first-half goal in the 30th minute, and it was enough to break a two-match winless streak in the league.
The club from the Basque Country moved up to fifth place, four points behind theThis is the third defeat in the league for Granada, who have not won in nine consecutive matches.
ALMERIA STAYS WITHOUT A WIN
Almeria are still searching for their first win of the season after a 1-0 defeat to Alaves.
Last-place Almeria are the only team without a win after 12 matches, with three draws and nine defeats.
Alaves defender Alexander Sedl