Mon, Nov 04, 2013 - Page 19 News List

Real survive huge scare at Rayo

RICH AND POOR:Real goalkeeper Diego Lopez saved his team with a host of fine saves against Rayo Vallecano, whose squad is worth less than a tenth of their wealthy neighbors’

Reuters, MADRID

Forward Antoine Griezmann nodded a third in the 56th minute, Gonzalo Castro finished off a sweeping break in the 82nd and substitute Haris Seferovic helped himself to a goal two minutes from time as the visitors crumbled.

San Sebastian-based Sociedad have 17 points, two behind sixth-placed Getafe, while Pamplona club Osasuna are mired in 16th spot, a point above the relegation places.

Sevilla’s erratic form continued when they lost 1-0 at home to RC Celta de Vigo after a howler by goalkeeper Beto allowed Alex Lopez to score and they remain 11th on 13 points.

Promoted UD Almeria’s 1-0 victory against visiting Real Valladolid, the south coast club’s second win of the campaign, lifted them above Rayo on goal difference with nine points.

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